Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Nov 9, 2013

Dora Domar (Soprano) (Firenze 1888 - ?)




Her parents came from Spain. She worked as a girl in a fashion studio and received the first singing lessons by the pedagogue Rosina Liccioli in Florence. Her teacher drew the attention of the famous tenor Alessandro Bonci to the gifted pupil. When her parents died, Bonci took care and provided for her additional education by the pedagogues Augusto Dell'Amore, Bettinelli and Cottone. In 1907 she debuted at the theater of Valdarno near Florence in Puccini’s ‘’La Bohème’’. In 1909 she sang at La Scala the role of Amina in ‘’La Sonnambula’’ of Bellini. During the following years she appeared till 1912 in Italian provincial theaters, then she completely turned to the operetta. Her brother was the tenor Giuseppe Domar.

Chronology of some appearances

1906 San Giovanni Valdarno Arena Boheme (Mimì)
1908 Firenze Politeama Nazionale Manon (Manon)
1910 Brescia Teatro Grande    Loreley (Anna)
1912 Madrid Teatro Reale Rigoletto (Gilda)
1914 Livorno   Politeama Puritani (Elvira)
1916 Montecatini Kursaal Prestami Tua Moglie di R.Leoncavallo (Nanon)
1924 Livorno Teatro Avvalorati Rigoletto (Gilda)
1926 Roma Teatro Eliseo Pagliacci (Nedda)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Gramophone, Milano 1909-04-09
Boheme (Verdi): Mimi io son with Ernesto Badini 054244 1967c

Gramophone, Milano 1909-04-14
Boheme (Verdi): Addio dolce svegliare with Gino Gotti  Giovanelli, Amina Santoro & Ernesto Badini 054253 1976c


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