Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Oct 24, 2014

Tina Alasia (Mezzo-Soprano) (Torino 1876 - Torino 1948)

Her real name was Maria Elisabetta Alasia. She began her education in 1897 at the Liceo Musicale in Turin and afterwards was a pupil of Annetta Casaloni and  L. Perigozzo. She made her debut in 1901 at the Teatro Regio in Torino as Signora Dufresne in R. Leoncavallo's ''Zaza''. In 1907 she appeared at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna in the Italian première of P. Tchaikovsky's opera ''Iolanta''. At the Teatro Verdi in Padova she sang in the premiere of the opera ''Mosè'' by G. Orefice (11. 6. 1905). She achieved her great success in Turkey, where sultan Abdul-Hamid II honored her with a kiss on the hand. Later she worked as a vocal pedagogue in her hometown Turin.

Chronology of some appearances

1901 Torino Teatro Regio Zaza
1905 Padova Teatro Verdi  Mosè
1907 Bologna Teatro Comunale Iolanta

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