Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Sep 18, 2012

Luisa Garibaldi (Mezzo-Soprano) (Genova 1884 – Genova 1917)

Her real name was Luigia Garibaldi. She was a pupil of the baritone Vittorio Carpi in Florence. She made her debut as a concert singer in 1899 at Genova. There she appeared at first in concert performances, then there debuted in 1901 on the stage at the Teatro Paganini of Genova as Fenena in Verdi’s ‘’Nabucco’’. Engagments followed by the opera houses of Turin, Brescia, Milan and Rome. In 1905 she appearad at the Teatro Costanzi at Rome in the premiere of the opera ‘’La Cabrera’’  of Gabriel Dupont. In the 1906-07 season she sang there also in Wagner’s ‘’L'oro del Reno’’ and in the premiere of the opera ‘’La figlia di Jorio’’ of  Franchetti. Guest appearances followed  in the opera houses of Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo. In 1909 she sang at the Teatro San Carlo at Naples as Adalgisa in ‘’Norma’’ opposite Giannina Russ. In the 1912-1913 season he performed at La Scala, Milan in ‘’Cavalleria rusticana’’, ‘’Norma’’ and ‘’Nabucco’’. In 1913 together with Tina Poli Randaccio, Hipolito  Lazaro and Carlo Galeffi, she sang at La Scala  in the premiere of Mascagni’s ‘’La Parisina’’. Her last appearance happened at the Teatro Politeama Genovese in Genova, where she sang in Bellini’s ‘’Norma’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1903 Genova  Teatro Carlo Felice Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
1904 Milano  Teatro Lirico Gioconda (Laura)
1904 Milano  Teatro Lirico Norma (Adalgisa)
1904 Trieste  Politeama Rossetti Gioconda (Laura)
1906 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Ballo in Maschera (Ulrica)
1907 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Carmen (Carmen)
1907 Roma  Teatro Costanzi La Figlia di Jorio (Candia della Leonessa)
1907 Genova  Politeama Genovese Carmen (Carmen)
1908 Teramo  Teatro Comunale Carmen (Carmen)
1908 Milano  Teatro alla Scala Cristoforo Colombo (Iguamota)
1909 Torino  Teatro Regio Gioconda (Laura)
1910 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1910 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Don Carlo (Eboli)
1910 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Lohengrin (Ortruda)
1910 Montevideo  Teatro Solis Ballo in Maschera (Ulrica)
1911 Palermo  Teatro Massimo Don Carlo (Eboli)
1911 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Colon Don Carlo (Eboli)
1911 Montevideo  Teatro Urquiza Favorita (Leonora)
1911 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Favorita (Leonora)
1912 Trieste  Politeama Rossetti Carmen (Carmen)
1912 Trieste  Politeama Rossetti Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1913 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Colon Ballo in Maschera (Ulrica)
1913 Milano  Teatro alla Scala Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1913 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Don Carlo (Eboli)
1914 Rio de Janeiro  Teatro Municipal Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1914 Rio de Janeiro  Teatro Municipal Favorita (Leonora)
1914 Montevideo  Teatro Solis Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
1914 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Coliseo Ballo in Maschera (Ulrica)
1914 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Coliseo Favorita (Leonora)
1914 San Paulo Teatro Municipal Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1915 Genova  Politeama Genovese Carmen (Carmen)
1915 Genova  Politeama Genovese Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1915 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Coliseo Gioconda (Laura)
1917 Genova Politeama Genovese Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)


Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Tu qui, Santuzza?...Bada Santuzza with Italo Cristalli  Unpubl. 413-A


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