Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jul 21, 2013

Oliva Petrella (Soprano) (Teramo 1880 - ?)

Daughter of the composer Errico Petrella, she studied at the Academy of Saint Cecilia under Zaira Falchi and she studied recitation with Virginia Marini. She made her debut in 1901 at the Fenice of Venice in ‘’Tannhauser’’. After the withdrawal she devoted her to teaching but after some years she accepted to sing at the Nuovo of Bergamo in some performances of  ‘’Wally’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1901Venezia Teatro La Fenice Tannhauser (Elisabetta)
1903 Ferrara Teatro Comunale Fedora (Fedora)
1905Catania Teatro Bellini Tosca (Tosca)
1907 Lisbona   Teatro San Carlos Tosca (Tosca)
1909 Cremona Teatro Ponchielli Loreley (Loreley)
1911 Torino Teatro Regio Tannhauser (Elisabetta)
1913 Firenze Politeama Fiorentino Tosca (Tosca)
1915 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli  Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1919 Milano Teatro Carcano  Wally (Wally)
1920 Milano Teatro Carcano  Tosca (Tosca)
1926 Bergamo Teatro Nuovo Wally (Wally)


Wally (Catalani): Ebben! Ne andro lontana  D 9308 41885

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