Forgotten Opera Singers

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

May 8, 2012

Ester Toninello (Soprano) (Padova 1886 - ?)



Probably she made her debut in 1908. In 1909 she appeared at the Teatro Quirino of Rome as Leonora in ‘’Trovatore’’. In the 1911-12 season she made guest appearances in Buenos Aires appearing in ‘’Aida’’, ‘’Forza del Destino’’, ‘’Gioconda’’ and ‘’Tosca’’. In that time she guested also in San Paolo and Mexico City. From 1913 to 1916 Toninello performed with success at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, where she sang in ‘’Cassandra’’, ‘’Gioconda’’ and ‘’Poliuto’’. In 1914 she arrived in Spain where she sang at the Teatro Liceo of Barcelona in G. Verdi’s ‘’Ballo in maschera’’. Toninello continues to appear on the different italian opera stages (Brescia. Teatro Sociale ‘’Cavalleria rusticana’’ 1918, Verona. Teatro Ristori  ‘’Gioconda’’ 1919, Legnano. Asilo Sociale ‘’Norma’’ 1922, Novara. Teatro Coccia ‘’Tosca’’ 1925, Casalmaggiore. Teatro Sociale ‘’Norma’’ 1927, Sansevero. Arena Giardino ‘’Forza del Destino’’ 1930) up to 1934.

Chronology of some appearances

1909 Rome Teatro Quirino Trovatore (Leonora)
1911-1912 Buenos Aires Teatro Marconi Aida (Aida)
1913-1916 Milan Teatro Dal Verme Gioconda (Gioconda)
1914 Barcelona Teatro Liceo Ballo in maschera (Amelia)
1918 Brescia Teatro Sociale Cavalleria rusticana (Santuzza)
1919 Verona Teatro Ristori  Gioconda  (Gioconda)
1922 Legnano Asilo Sociale Norma (Norma)
1925 Novara Teatro Coccia Tosca (Tosca)
1927 Casalmaggiore Teatro Sociale Norma (Norma)
1930 Sansevero Arena Giardino Forza del Destino (Leonora)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Columbia, Milano 1913?
Aida (Verdi): Possente Fta D 4480 41967
Aida (Verdi): Nume, custode e vindice with Gaetano Tommasini and Vincenzo Bettoni  D 5562 41835

HMV, Milano 1923-02-14
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Gia ti vedo with Ernesto Badini, Giuseppe Quinzi-Tapergi and Bernardo De Muro DB555 2-054135


Toninello by Stampanoni

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