Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Oct 23, 2011

Lucia Crestani (Soprano) (Verona 1886 - Ferrara 1972)




She was a pupil of the pedagogue Vittorio Gelich. She made her debut in 1904 at the Teatro Carignano in Turin as Aida. In 1905 she already sang at La Scala, Milan in ‘‘Lreley’’ of Catalani. In 1906 she sang at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo as Stephana in ‘’Siberia’’, in 1907 at the Teatro Regio in Parma as Aida. She guested with success also in other famous Italian opera stages (Teatro Comunale Bologna (1908 as Aida), Teatro Fenice Venice (1908), Teatro Liceo in Barcelona (1910, Aida). In 1907 she had guested at the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires. In 1910 she appeared at the Teatro Kedivhiale in Cairo. In 1913 she travelled with the Western Metropolitan Opera Company North America. During the First World War and during the 1920s she continued her career in the big Italian stages. In 1924 she sang at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona in Verdi's ‘’Requiem’’. Later she worked as a pedagogue first in Verona, since 1934 in Ferrara.

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Aida (Aida)
1905 Modena  Teatro Municipale Germania (Ricke)
1907 Parma Teatro Regio Aida (Aida)
1909 Cento Teatro Sociale Wally (Wally)
1913 Madrid Teatro Reale Franco Cacciatore (Agata)
1916 Palermo Teatro Massimo Fanciulla del West (Minnie)
1919 Verona Teatro Ristori Fanciulla del West (Minnie)
1924 Vicenza  Teatro Verdi Requiem di G. Verdi

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






G&T, Milano 1905
Forza del destino (Verdi): Pace, pace, mio Dio 53408 7295b  
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Morrò, ma prima in grazia 53409 7296b
Trovatore (Verdi): Tacea la notte placida  53410 7297b
Trovatore (Verdi): D'amor sull'ali  53411 7298b
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Ma dall'arrido stelo divulsa 053066 526c


1 comment:

  1. MOLTO BELLO!!! Thank you my Friend for sharing this Valuable Biographical information.

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