Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Oct 21, 2012

Assunta Gargiulo (Soprano) (Napoli ? - ?)





Already in 1915 she appeared at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome in the premiere of the opera ‘’Fedra’’ of  R. Romani. In the 1918-19 season she sang again at the Teatro Costanzi. This time she performed in ‘’La Bohème’’, ‘’Carmen’’, ‘’Pelléas et Mélisande’’ etc. In 1926 she appeared at the Teatro Dell'Opera in the premiere of the opera ‘’Gioconda e il suo Re’’ of Adriano Lualdi. In the Italian province she enjoyed a special success as Violetta in ‘’La Traviata’’. This role she sang in many famous Italian opera stages. In 1925 she created for the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa the role of Lauretta in ‘’Gianni Schicchi’’ of  Puccini. In 1928 she appeared at La Scala as Musetta in ‘’La Bohème’’ as a partner of Rosetta Pampanini. Probably she retired from the stage in 1935.

Chronology of some appearances

1905 Brescia Teatro Grande Chopin di G. Orefice
1906 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Traviata (Violetta)
1913 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Wally (Walter)
1915 Roma Teatro Costanzi Fedra di I. Pizzetti (Carilla)
1917 Milano Teatro Carcano Don Pasquale (Norina)
1919 Roma Teatro Costanzi Carmen (Micaela)
1921 Sampierdarena    Politeama Sampierdarenese Traviata (Violetta)
1923 Catania Teatro Bellini  Falstaff (Nannetta)
1926 Como Teatro Sociale Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San)
1928 Torino Teatro Regio Gianni Schicchi (Lauretta)
1930 Torino Teatro Regio Gianni Schicchi (Lauretta)
1935 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Manon (Manon)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Columbia, Milano 1927
Traviata (Verdi): Brindisi with Ettore Parmeggiani D5612 B1250
Traviata (Verdi): Prendi, quest'e l'immagine with Ettore Parmeggiani and Gino Vanelli D5612 B1251

Fonotipia, Milano 1928-05-19
Boheme (Puccini): Addio, dolce svegliare with Ferdinando Ciniselli and Augusta Concato 120145 XXPh6241


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