Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Forgotten Tenors: Leon Laffitte (2 photos), Richard Kubla, Luigi Marletta and William Miller

Oct 11, 2011

Giuseppina Baldassarre-Tedeschi (Soprano) (Trani 1881 - Rome 1961)


                                               Cio-Cio San in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’

                                            with Carlo Albani in ''Giovanni Gallurese''

She studied at Liceo Rossini in Pesaro with Brambilla-Ponchielli and with Anna Vestri. She made her debut in 1905 at Teatro Coccia, Novara in Mascagni’s opera ‘’Iris’’. Till 1930 she had a successful career in famous italian opera theaters. In 1909 she guested in Teatro San Carlo, Lisbon (among other things in the premiere of the opera ‘’Amar de perdiça’’ of Arroyo). In 1912 she appeared at Teatro Real, Madrid (as Nedda in ‘’Pagliacci’’), in 1914 at Budapest State Opera. She appeared with great success in Teatro Costanzi, Rome (1915-16, in ‘’Tosca’’ and ‘’Madame Butterfly’’), then again in 1920 and, in the end, from 1925-26; there she appeared among other things as Maddalena in ‘’Andrea Chénier’’ of Giordano, as Desdemona in Verdi’s ‘’Otello’’, as Marina in ‘’Boris Godunov’’ and in the title role of Catalani’s ‘’La Wally’’. In 1914 she took part in Teatro Comunale, Bologna in the premiere of the opera ‘’L'Elisir di vita’’ of Lozzi; She was one of the big Verismo sopranos of her generation. In 1931 she finished her career and worked as a pedagogue in Milan. From 1936-38 she was a professor in Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome. Famous singers Licia Albanese, Pia Tassinari and Stella Roman belonged to her pupils.

Chronology of some appearances

1905 Novara Teatro Coccia Iris (Iris)
1907 Messina Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Carmen (Micaela)
1909 Lisbona Teatro San Carlos Amore e Perdizione di J. Arroyo (Teresa)
1912 Madrid Teatro Reale I Maestri Cantori di Norimberga (Eva)
1914 Bologna Teatro Comunale Elisir di Vita di A. Lozzi (Lorenza)
1916 Roma Teatro Costanzi Andrea Chenier (Maddalena)
1918 Firenze Teatro Della Pergola Andrea Chenier (Maddalena)
1920 Pesaro Teatro Rossini Iris (Iris)
1922 Piacenza Teatro Municipale Manon (Manon)
1924 Padova Teatro Garibaldi Wally (Wally)
1926 Bari Teatro Piccinni La Cena Delle Beffe (Ginevra)
1928 Cagliari     Politeama Regina Margherita La Jura di G. Gabriel
1931 Torino Eiar Il Cuore di Wanda di C. Guarino (Wanda)

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Pathe, Milano 1912/1913
Otello (Verdi): Gia nella notte densa with Augusto Scampini  12533 86249

Pathe, Milano 1914/1916
Madama Butterfly (Puccini) Un bel di vedremo 86453
Tosca (Puccini): Trionfal di nuova speme with Tito Schipa 86565
Tosca (Puccini): Amaro sol per te with Tito Schipa 86563  
Mme Sans-Gene (Giordano): Lassu in Alsazia with Augusto Scampini    10321  
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Sulla tomba with Aristodemo Giorgini 86416 12544

Fonotipia, Milano 1917-04-10
Wally (Catalani): Ebben? ne Andro Lontana  69257 Xph5152
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Un bel di, vedremo 69299 Xph5194

Fonotipia, Milano 1917-04-12
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Voi lo sapete, o mamma 69349 Xph5244

Fonotipia, Milano 1922-11-30
Piccolo Marat (Mascagni): Io non ho fatto nulla 152520 Pho5500
Piccolo Marat (Mascagni):  La mamma ritrovo 152521 Pho5501


Fonotipia, Milano 1922-12-01
Walküre (Wagner): Finale, act 1 with Schenoni 74230 XXPh5299 

Fonotipia, Milano 1922-12-02
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Invan ti cieli, Amelia with Rinaldo Schenone 152527 Pho5502

Fonotipia, Milano 1922-12-07
Manon (Massenet): Tu! Voi!... crudele fui e spietata with Manfredo Polverosi 152532 Pho5512
Manon (Massenet): La tua non e la mano non che mi tocca? with Manfredo Polverosi   152533, Pho5513

Homokord
Canzone appassiunata A 6113
Spusarizio 'ncampagna Homokord A-6113

Columbia, Milano
Piccolo Marat (Mascagni): Duetto 2 with Luigi Abrate 70844
Piccolo Marat (Mascagni): Duetto, p1 with Luigi Abrate 70845
Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea): Io son l'umile ancella D9348 42272
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Tu, tu piccolo Iddio D9349

  

1 comment:

  1. Molto Bello!!! Thank you for sharing this valuable biographical information.

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