Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Apr 10, 2014

Olga Carrara-Pescia (Soprano) (Firenze 1888 - ?)

She made her debut in 1910 at  the Teatro Sociale of Comacchio as Amelia in Verdi’s ‘’Ballo in Maschera’’. In 1920 she made guest appearance at San Francisco, perfomring in Puccini’s ‘’Boheme’’. Then she continued career at the famous Italian opera houses. In 1924 she toured through Cuba and Central America with an opera troupe to which belonged also Titta Ruffo and Antonio Cortis. She sang in Havana, Caracas and Bogotà appearing in ‘’Bohème’’, ‘’Andrea Chénier’’ and ‘’Tosca’’ and ‘’Aida’’. In 1925 at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona she sang in Puccini’s ‘’Tosca’’. In 1925 she sang at the Arena di Verona in Rossini’s ‘’Mosè’’ as a partner of Nazzareno de Angeles. In 1930 she sang at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo in the premiere of the opera ‘’Dafni’’ of Giuseppe Mulè. She retired from the stage in 1931.

Chronology of some appearances

1910 Comacchio Teatro Sociale Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
1913 Padova Teatro Verdi  Amore Dei Tre Re (Flora)
1920 San Francisco Teatro Curran   Boheme (Mimì)
1922 San Josè Teatro Nacional Boheme (Mimì)
1924 Havana  Teatro Nacional Aida (Aida)
1926 Venezia  Teatro La Fenice Ugonotti (Valentina)
1928 Milano  Teatro Dal Verme Turandot (Turandot)
1930 Palermo Teatro Massimo Turandot (Turandot)
1931 Roma Teatro Costanzi Aida (Aida)


Odeon, Milano
Tosca (Puccini): Vissi d'arte 82518

Pathe, Milano
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Voi lo sapete 40183

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