Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Feb 15, 2015

Olga Simzis (Soprano) (Odessa 1887 - ?)




During her career she appeared mostly in central Italy and South America. Probably she studied in USA and made her debut there. In 1909 she sang at the Teatro Regio in Parma in ‘’Loreley’’ of A. Catalani. In 1913 she was engaged by the Western Metropolitan Opera Company in North America with which she remained during a season in San Francisco and among other things appeared as Gilda in ‘’Rigoletto’’, Musetta in ‘’La Bohème’’ and Micaela in ‘’Carmen’’. In 1918 she sang at the Teatro Genovese in Genova the role of Elvira in ‘’I Puritani’’ by V. Bellini. In 1919 she appeared at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires in ‘’Madama Butterfly’’. She was married to the conductor Arturo de Angelis, who directed in 1919 at the Teatro Colón. When he became a manager of the Opera House in Santiago de Chile, she followed him there. 

Chronology of some appearances

1908 New Orleans Opera Stagione Compagnia Lambardi
1909 Casalpusterlengo Teatro Sociale Mignon (Filina)
1910 Parma Teatro Regio Loreley (Anna)
1911 Ferrara Teatro Tosi Borghi Rigoletto (Gilda)
1912 Napoli Teatro Mercadante Mignon (Filina)
1913 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Pagliacci (Nedda)
1914 Lucca Teatro Del Giglio Mignon (Filina)
1915 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Rigoletto (Gilda)
1916 Genova   Politeama Genovese Figlia Del Reggimento (Maria)
1917 Padova Teatro Garibaldi Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia)
1918 Genova   Politeama Genovese Puritani (Elvira)
1919 Buenos Ayres Teatro Marconi Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1920 Buenos Ayres Teatro Marconi Boheme (Mimì)
1921 Buenos Ayres Teatro Marconi  Amico Fritz (Suzel)
1925 Buenos Ayres Teatro Marconi  Iris (Iris)
1926 Buenos Ayres Teatro Marconi  Iris (Iris)
1929 Buenos Ayres Teatro Marconi  Stagione

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Gramophone, Milano 1917
Rigoletto (Verdi) with Carlo Broccardi, Ernesto Badini, Vincenzo Bettoni and Renata Pezzatti

3 comments:

  1. It is my great-grandfather . She came to Brazil in mid- 1930 and remained here until his death . He taught of lyrical songs in your retirement . I enjoyed hearing about the history of my bisnonna

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  2. Please, can you tell me when she died? the year.
    All the best
    Ashot

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