Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Jun 4, 2012

Maria Gentile (Soprano) (Catania 1902 – Catania 1993)




Probably she made her debut in 1923. In 1925 she appeared at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa as Gilda in ‘’Rigoletto’’. In 1929 she sang at the same opera house in ‘’Rigoletto’’, ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’ and  ‘’Barbiere di Siviglia’’. In 1925 she performed at the Italian Opera in Holland and afterwards in the big Italian provincial stages. In 1928 she made guest appearance at the Teatro Regio in Parma, in 1929 at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli. She was much admired in Latin America, where she appeared at the opera houses of Havana, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires. During  the 1930s she guested in opera and concert in Germany and Sweden. She was married to conductor Rotondo; After her retirement she taught singing in Catania.

Chronology of some appearances

1924 Berna  Opera Rigoletto (Gilda)
1925 Torino Politeama Chiarella Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1925 Pisa  Teatro Verdi Rigoletto (Gilda)
1925 Milano Teatro Carcano Rigoletto (Gilda)
1925 'S-Gravenhage  Gebouw Voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen Rigoletto (Gilda)
1926 Amsterdam  Paleis Voor Volksvlijt Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1926 'S-Gravenhage  Gebouw Voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1926 Bergamo  Teatro Donizetti Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1926 Bologna  Teatro Duse Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1926 Parma  Politeama Reinach Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1926 Trieste  Politeama Rossetti Rigoletto (Gilda)
1926 Fiume  Teatro Verdi Rigoletto (Gilda)
1928 Cremona Teatro Ponchielli Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1928 Lisbon  Coliseo Recrejos Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1929 Montagnana  Arena del Littorio Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1929 Parma  Politeama Reinach Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1929 Pisa  Teatro Verdi Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1930 Merano Teatro Civico Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1930 La Spezia  Politeama Duca di Genova Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1930 Casalmaggiore  Teatro Sociale Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1931 Marsiglia Teatro del Casinò Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1931 Biella Teatro Sociale Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1937 Lugano Teatro Apollo Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Columbia, Milano 1927
Sonnambula (Bellini): Son geloso with Enzo de Muro Lomanto D12563 WB1636
Sonnambula (Bellini): Part2 with Enzo de Muro Lomanto D12563 WB1637
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Chi mi frena with Gino Vanelli, Dino Borgioli, Salvatore Baccaloni, Giuseppe Nessi, Ida Mannarini D 18016 WBX 104
Sonnambula (Bellini): D’un pensiero with Gina Pedroni, Ida Mannarini and Dino Borgioli M 7129 WBX 105
Traviata (Verdi): Brindisi with Alessandro Granda, Giuseppe Nessi, Aristide Baracchi & chorus D18031 WBX132
Rigoletto (Verdi): E’ il sol dell’anima with Dino Borgioli D18055 BX99
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Alfin son tua L1971 BX136

Columbia, Milano 1928
Rigoletto (Verdi): Tutte le feste al tempio WB 1500
Rigoletto (Verdi): Bella figlia dell'amore with Alessandro Granda, Carlo Galeffi and Ebbe Stignani L 2310
Rigoletto (Verdi): E il sol dell'anima with Alessandro Granda  18056 BX 304


1 comment:

  1. Thank you dear Ashot for such an interesting and thorough article. *GOD BLESS*

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