Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Oct 28, 2011

Valentina Bartolomasi (Soprano) (Modena 1889 – Milan 1932)



She studied singing under her father, Bernardo Bartolomasi, a well known voice teacher. She made her professional opera debut in 1911 at the Teatro Verdi in Salerno. Early on in her career she appeared at the Teatro Dal Verme (1913) in Milan and at the Teatro Scribe in Turin. Her career ended prematurely due to illness in 1926. After retiring from the stage, Bartolomasi lived with her husband, Count Antoniani of Padua, in Milan. She spent the last several years of her life fighting endometrial cancer from which she eventually died. 

Chronology of some appearances

1911 Salerno Teatro Verdi Manon Lescaut (Manon)
1913 Barletta Teatro Curci Faust (Margherita)
1914 Prato Teatro Metastasio Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San)
1916 Novara Teatro Coccia Andrea Chenier (Maddalena)
1918 Milano Teatro Carcano Forza del Destino (Leonora)
1919 Mantova Teatro Andreani Trovatore (Leonora)
1920 Roma Teatro Nazionale Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
1921 Bari Teatro Margherita Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
1922 GEnova Politeama Genovese Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
1924 Como Politeama Lariano Andrea Chenier (Maddalena)
1925 Sampierdarena Politeama Sampierdarenese Ernani (Elvira)
1926 Voghera Teatro Sociale Ernani (Elvira)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Gramophone, Milano 1912-03-08
Isabeau (Mascagni): I tuoi occhi with Bernardo De Muro  054347  02354v

Gramophone, Milano 1912-03-09
Isabeau (Mascagni): Venne una vecchierella   S 5366 053293

Gramophone, Milano 1919-04-25
Fanciulla del west (Puccini): Laggiu nel Soledad  R 5201  2-253070

Gramophone, Milano 1919-04-26
Forza del destino (Verdi): Pace mio dio S 5310  2-0253012

Gramophone, Milano 1919-05-01
Ernani (Verdi): O sommo Carlo with Carlo Ballin and Alfredo Gandolfi 2-0254082 3415c

Gramophone, Milano 1919-10-08
Aida (Verdi): Pur ti riveggo with Gennaro de Tura 7-54014 4156ah
Aida (Verdi): Si, fuggiam with Gennaro de Tura and Matteo Dragoni 2-054111 883aj

Gramophone, Milano 1919-10-14
Aida (Verdi): Rivedrai le foreste with Matteo Dragoni 2-054112 909aj

Gramophone, Milano 1919-10-27
Aida (Verdi): Presago il cor…….Morir sì pura with Enrico Trentini  2-0254149   S 5180
Aida (Verdi): O terra addio with Enrico Trentini and Rosita Pagani 2-0254150 S 5180
Aida (Verdi): La fatal pietra with Enrico Trentini 2-0254148 971Aj

Gramophone, Milano 1919
Complete Tosca (Puccini) with Attilio Salvaneschi, Adolfo Pacini and Ubaldo Ceccarelli

Gramophone, Milano 1920
Complete Andrea Chénier (Giordano): with Lupato, Pacini, Venturini, Garrone, Festa & chorus 

Pathé, Milano 1925/1926
Tosca (Puccini): Vissi d'arte 10406 84927
Wally (Catalani): Ebben? Ne andro lontana 10406 84928
Aida (Verdi): Morir si pura e bella with Ismaele Voltolini 15113 84923
Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere with Aureliano Pertile 12629
Trovatore (Verdi): Mira d'acerbe lagrime with Giulio Fregosi 12630 88422
Trovatore (Verdi): Vivrà, contende  with Giulio Fregosi  12630 88423















1 comment:

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

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