Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 20, 2015

Isabella De Frate (Soprano) (Valletta 1892 - ? 1918 ?)

The daughter of the famous soprano Ines de Frate, she had a successful, but short career. During her appearances in Parma and Roma, she had a brief relationship with his partner Tito Schipa. She retired from the stage in 1918. She died young. 

Chronology of some appearances

6 April 1912 Parma Politeama Reinach Don Pasquale (Norina) with Tito Schipa (Ernesto) and Giuseppe De Bernardi (Don Pasquale)
8 April 1912 Parma Politeama Reinach Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) with Tito Schipa (Almaviva), Giuseppe De Bernardi (Bartolo) and Sante Canali (Figaro)
23 April 1912 Parma Politeama Reinach La Sonnambula (Amina) with Tito Schipa (Elvino), Gennaro Maria Curci (conte Rodolfo) and Aida Ballarin (Teresa)
2 March 1915 Venezia Teátro Rossini Rigoletto (Gilda) with Charles Hackett (Duca) and Adolfo Pacini (Rigoletto)
1918 Bologna Teatro Comunale Rosina Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1918 Bologna Teatro Comunale Don Pasquale (Norina)


Fonotipia, Milano 1912-04-02
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Una voce poco fà 92903 XPh4828
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Io sono docile  92904 XPh4829

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