Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Aug 2, 2013

Ida Mannarini (Mezzo-Soprano) (Bologna 1885 – Milan 1972)




She studied at the Liceo Rossini in Pesaro under Busi. She debuted in Italy around 1907 and sang already in 1915 at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires. From 1924-31 she sang at La Scala under Arturo Toscanini who knew how to estimate her reliability and her talent. At La Scala she appeared on 29. 12. 1927 in the premiere of the opera ‘’Sly’’ of E. Wolf-Ferrari. In 1923 and 1933 she appeared in the festival at the arena of Verona. She appeared also at the big opera houses of Italy. Approximately in 1938 she picked up her stage career.

Chronology of some appearances

1907  Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Cavalleria rusticana (Lola)
1909 Alessandria Teatro Verdi Amica (Margherita)
1909 Alessandria  Teatro Verdi Cavalleria rusticana (Lola)
1910  Bologna  Teatro Verdi Manon Lescaut (Musico)
1911 Revere  Teatro Sociale Cavalleria rusticana (Lola)
1912  Savona Teatro Wanda Gioconda (Cieca)
1913  San Paulo Teatro San Jos¨ Cavalleria rusticana (Lola)
1913 San Paolo Teatro San Jos¨ Madama Butterfly (Suzuki)
1914 Schio  Teatro Civico Manon Lescaut (Musico)
1914 Ravenna  Teatro Alighieri Manon Lescaut (Musico)
1915 Porto Alegre  Teatro San Pedro Boheme (Musetta)
1917 Milano  Teatro Carcano Cavalleria rusticana (Lola)
1917 Reggio Emilia Teatro Municipale Madama Butterfly (Suzuki)
1917 Brescia  Teatro Sociale Madama Butterfly (Suzuki)
1917  Torino  Politeama Chiarella Madama Butterfly (Suzuki)
1918 Genova  Teatro Paganini Madama Butterfly (Suzuki)
1919 Milano Teatro Lirico Madama Butterfly (Suzuki)
1919 Milano Teatro Lirico Cavalleria rusticana (Lola)
1919 Bagnacavallo  Teatro Comunale Manon Lescaut (Musico)
1922  Milano  Teatro Verdi Cavalleria rusticana (Lola)
1925  Varese  Teatro Sociale Manon Lescaut (Musico)
1929   Como  Teatro Sociale Manon Lescaut (Musico)
1931 Genova Politeama Genovese Boheme (Musetta)
1931 Genova Politeama Genovese Cavalleria rusticana (Lola)
1931 Bergamo  Teatro delle Novit  Boheme (Musetta)
1931 Bergamo  Teatro delle Novit  Cavalleria rusticana (Lola)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Fonotipia, Milano 1927-10-18
Carmen (Bizet): Nous avons en tete P.I°  with A. Apolloni, C.Supervia and A. Baracchi, G. Nessi 168110 Pho6059
Carmen (Bizet): Nous avons en tete P.II°  with A. Apolloni, C.Supervia and A. Baracchi, G. Nessi 168111  Pho6060
Ernani (Verdi):   Qual rumore with Vittorio Fullin, Nessi, Fregosi, Baracchi, Righetti and Poli-Randaccio  120071  XXPh6061
Ernani (Verdi): O sommo Carlo with Vittorio Fullin, Nessi, Fregosi, Baracchi, Righetti and Poli-Randaccio 120071 XXPh6062

Fonotipia, Milano 1927-10-19
Traviata (Verdi): Scena della borsa pt 1, pt 2  with Ciniselli, Baracchi, Bardone, Nessi, Menni and Fregosi  120076, XXPh6067
Traviata (Verdi): Scena della borsa pt 2  with Ciniselli, Baracchi, Bardone, Nessi, Menni and Fregosi  120076, XXPh6068

Columbia, Milano 1927-04-14

Sonnambula (Bellini): D’un pensiero with Gina Pedroni, Dino Borgioli and  Maria Gentile  M 7129 WBX 105

Columbia, Milano 1927-04-15
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Chi mi frena with G. Vanelli, D. Borgioli, M. Gentile, S. Baccaloni and G. Nessi   D 18016  BX 104

Columbia, Milano  09-10-1929 
Mose in Egitto (Rossini): Dal tuo stella with Emilio Venturini,  Nazzareno De Angelis and Elena Cheni  GQX10207  WBX668

Columbia, Milano 1927/1930

Mefistofele (Boito): Cavaliere illustre e saggio with Paolo Civil, Gina Cigna and Tancredi Pasero D6064 B2681

Columbia, Milano 1931
Complete Mefistofele (Boito) with Emilio Venturini,  Antonio Melandri,  Nazzareno de Angelis and Mafalda  Favero 

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