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La Boheme (Giacomo Puccini) Premiere, 1 February 1896. Cesira Ferrani (Mimi) and Evan Gorga (Rodolfo)

Apr 30, 2012

Celeste Vornos (Mezzo-Soprano)




Probably she made her debut in 1907. In 1909 she appeared at the Teatro Mercadante of Napoli where she sang the role of Lola in Mascagni’s ‘’Cavalleria rusticana’’. At the same opera house she performed also in 1910, this time she sang in ‘’Andea Chenier’’ and ‘’Fortunio’’. Then she went to Alessandria and appeared at the Teatro Alhambra in ‘’Iris’’, ‘’Rigoletto’’, ‘’Walkiria’’ and ‘’Madama Butterfly’’. Guest appearances followed in Bucharest, where she sang in Neopera and Teatro Nazionale. After this appearances she continues to perform on the italian opera houses (Roma. Teatro Nazionale, Palermo. Teatro Biondo, Genova. Politeama Genovese etc.). Vornos retired from the stage in 1928. She made records for Fonografia Nazionale and Artiphon. Her records are very difficult to find.

Chronology of some appearances

1909 Napoli Teatro Mercadante Cavalleria rusticana (Lola)
1910 Napoli Teatro Mercadante Andea Chenier (Contessa/ Madelon)
1912 Alessandria Teatro Alhambra Iris (Guecha)
1914 Bucharest Neopera Rigoletto (Maddalena)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Artiphon, Milano
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saens): Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix  8054


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