Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Dec 19, 2013

Virginia Novelli (Soprano)


Probably she made her debut in 1895 at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Turin as Micaela in G. Bizet’s ‘’Carmen’’. In 1900 she made successful guest appearances in Cairo (Teatro Esbekieh) and Alessandria (Teatro Alcazar) singing in ‘’Boheme’’, ‘’Pagliacci’’, ‘’Rigoletto’’, ‘’Manon Lescaut’’. In 1902 she was in Odessa, where at the Teatro Municipale performed in ‘’Rigoletto’’. She retired from the stage in USA, where sang from 1907 to 1910. In 1908 she made a few record for Zonophone.

Chronology of some appearances

1895 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Carmen (Micaela)
1897 Vercelli   Teatro Civico  Boheme (Musetta)
1899 Bari Teatro Piccinni Boheme (Musetta)
1900 Milano Salone Perosi Oratorio di L.Perosi
1902 Reggio Emilia Teatro Municipale Faust (Siebel)
1907 New York People Theater Rigoletto (Gilda)

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Zonophone, USA 1908
A cerinara with Francesco Daddi 40141-A


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