Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Dec 25, 2011

Adelaide Saraceni (Soprano) (Rosario, Argentina 1895 – Milan, Italy 1995)




She studied with Edwige Ghibaudo at the Liceo Musicale of Pesaro and made her debut in 1919 at the Teatro Mariani in Ravenna as Rosina in ‘’Il Barbere di  Siviglia’’. Then she had a significant career in the big Italian opera houses, in particular at La Scala, at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and in other opera theaters. In 1925 she guested in Holland, in 1928 at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. She helped in the premiere of the opera ‘’La vedova scaltra’’ of Wolf-Ferrari on 15. 3. 1931 at the Teatro Dell'Opera in Rome, in 1934 at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples in ‘’Mariestella’’ of Giuseppe Pietri. From 1928 to 1932 she performed at La Scala in Milan. There in 1929 she appeared as Susanna in ‘’Nozze di Figaro’’ under Richard Strauss, in 1930 as Rautendelein in the Italian première of O. Respighis ‘’La Campana sommersa’’ under the management of the composer. In 1933 she appeared in the festival of Verona as Marguerite de Valois in ‘’Gli Ugonotti’’ of Meyerbeer. She sang till 1935 in the big Italian opera theaters, among other things also in Bergamo and Brescia, and travelled around Germany and Switzerland with Italian opera troupes. After finishing her active stage career she worked as a pedagogue in Milan.

Chronology of some appearances


1919 Ravenna Teatro Mariani Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1922 Malta Teatro Reale Don Pasquale (Norina)
1924 Firenze Teatro Verdi  Traviata (Gilda)
1926 Aja Het Gebow Don Giovanni (Donna Anna)
1928 Milano  Teatro La Scala Nozze di Figaro (Susanna)
1930 Milano Teatro La Scala Turandot (Liu)
1932 Milano Teatro La Scala La Vedova Scaltra di E. Wolf  Ferrari (Rosaura)
1934 Genova   Teatro Carlo Felice Faust (Margherita)
1941 Genova Teatro Carlo Felice Turandot (Liu)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






HMV, Milano 1929
Complete Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) with Alessandro Valente and Apollo Granforte  C 1829-1837

HMV, Milano 1929-04-
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo):  Sei la with Apollo Granforte C1832 2-054300

HMV, Milano 1930-06-19
Boheme (Puccini): Si, mi chiamano Mimi S10436 102-840

HMV, Milano 1930-06-20
Rigoletto (Verdi): Ah! Veglia o donna with Apollo Granforte and Ida Mannarini DA1128 30-4132

HMV, Milano 1930-06-23
Turandot (Puccini): Signore ascolta HN769 100-901
Turandot (Puccini): Tu che di gel sei cinta HN769 100-902

HMV, Milano 1930-06-24
Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea): Io sono l'umile ancella S10243 102-688
Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea): Poveri fiori S10243 102-689

HMV, Milano 1931-12-10
Amico Fritz (Mascagni): Son pochi fiori S10334 102-823
Manon (Massenet): Ancor io son tutta stordita S10334 102-822

HMV, Milano
Ballo in maschera (Verdi) : Saper vorreste DA1340 100-245
Manon (Massenet): A Parigi noi andrem with Piero Pauli DB1648 32-2668
Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea): No, la mia fronte with Piero Pauli DB2012 32-3886
Manon (Massenet): La tua mano non e with Piero Pauli DB2013 32-2887


1 comment:

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

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