Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Mar 8, 2012

Ida Giacomelli (Soprano)




Her stage debut took place in 1903 at the Teatro Bellini in Naples as Leonora  in ‘’Il Trovatore’’. The next year, she sang several performances at the opera theatres of Rome (Teatro Quirino. Casilda in ‘’Ruy Blas’’, Teatro Manzoni. Leonora in ‘’Il Trovatore’’). In 1905 Giacomelli appeared at the Villa Mazzini in Messina as Leonora in ‘’La Forza del destino’’. This was followed by appearances in Milan and Rome. In 1907 she was invited to tour South America and subsequently appeared in San Paolo, Buenos Ayres, Montevideo and Lisbon. In 1911 she performed in Bellini’s ‘’Norma’’ at the Teatro Regio in Parma. In 1914 Giacomelli made guest appearance in London appearing at the Teatro Coliseum, where she sang in Mascagni’s ‘’Cavalleria rusticana’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Naples Teatro Bellini Trovatore (Leonora)
1904 Rome Teatro Quirino Giordano Bruno
1904 Rome Teatro Manzoni Trovatore (Leonora)
1905 Messina Villa Mazzini Forza del Destino (Leonora)
1911 Parma Teatro Regio Norma (Norma)
1914 London Teatro Coliseum Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1917 Milano Teatro Carcano Gioconda (Gioconda)



RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






G&T, Milano 1905
Ernani (Verdi): Tu sei Ernani with Gino Martinez-Patti and Enrico Pignataro 54268 7337b
Forza del destino (Verdi): Non imprecare, umiliati with Gino Martinez-Patti and Cesare Preve 054067 554c
Trovatore (Verdi): Ha Quest’infame with Gino Martinez-Patti and Lina Mileri 054055 555c
Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere with Gino Martinez-Patti 054054 566c
Norma  (Bellini): Qual cor tradisti with Martinez-Patti Gino 054060 567c
Ernani (Verdi): Quante d’Iberia giovani 53429 7563½b

Phonodisc Mondial, Milano
Ballo in maschera (Verdi) Non sai tu with Ernesto Colli 234
Ballo in maschera (Verdi) O qual soave brivido with Ernesto Colli 235

Victor, USA 1905
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Ah! Qual soave brivido with Gino Martinez-Patti 68026 548c-1
Norma (Bellini): Mira, o Norma with Lina Mileri 62101 7343b-1
Ballo in maschera (Bellini): Della citta all’occaso with Gino Martinez-Patti and Lina Mileri 68143 557c-1

G&T, Milano 1907
Hermes (Parelli): Finale ultimo with Giuseppe Taccani & Francesco Cigada (orch: Parelli) 054140 1254c 
Hermes (Parelli): Vago ricordo 53504 10634b

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