Forgotten Opera Singers

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

Oct 24, 2014

Rosita Medini (Soprano) (Ferrara ? - ?)

She studied in Ferrara under Bilwiller and made her debut as mezzo-Soprano singing in ''Frà Diavolo'' at the Teatro Sociale in Soresina (1900). She was woman of difficult and irascible character. In 1905 at the Teatro Morlacchi in Perugia, while she was singing in ''Aida'', she quarreled with the director Bavagnoli and the quarrel caused the suspension of the show. She had to leave the theatre escorted by the police to defend herself from the furious public. The year later at the Teatro Chiabrera in Savona, she was engaged for some performances of ''Jone'', but was protested by the director Disconzi. The following evening slapped the Disconzi that sued her. She received a 75 days of jail sentence.

Chronology of some appearances

1900 Soresina  Teatro Sociale  Fra' Diavolo (Pamela)
1901 Casale Monferrato Teatro Sociale Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
1902 Cremona Teatro Ponchielli Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
1903 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Ernani (Elvira)
1904 Cremona Politeama Verdi Ernani (Elvira)
1905 Perugia Teatro Morlacchi Aida (Aida)
1906 Savona Teatro Chiabrera Jone di E. Petrella (Jone)
1907 Chioggia Teatro Garibaldi Saffo di G. Pacini (Saffo)
1908 Voghera  Teatro Sociale  Trovatore (Leonora)
1909 Alessandria Teatro Municipale  Gioconda (Gioconda)
1913 Crema Teatro Sociale Norma (Norma)
1915 Bologna  Arena del Sole Fedora (Fedora)


Phonodisc, Milano
Aida (Verdi): Nume custode vindici with Mario Zoli and Carlo Scattola 850

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