Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Nov 7, 2015

Giuseppina Piccoletti (Soprano) (Milano 1876 - ? 1952)


She studied singing with Melchiorre Vidal and made her debut in 1893 at the Teatro Dal Verme of Milan in ‘’Promessi Sposi’’ of A. Ponchielli. Already in 1900 she appeared at the Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile as Gilda in ‘’Rigoletto’’, Lucia in ‘’Lucia di Lammermoor’’ of G. Donizetti, Oscar in ‘’Ballo in maschera’’ and Ines in ‘’L'Africaine’’ by G. Meyerbeer. Later she opened in Milan vocal studio. Among her pupils were the Soprano Antonietta Pastori.

Chronology of some appearances

1893 Milano  Teatro Dal Verme I Promessi Sposi di A. Ponchielli (Lucia)
1896 Odessa Teatro Municipale Ballo in Maschera (Oscar)
1898 Caltagirone  Teatro Garibaldi  Rigoletto (Gilda)
1900 La Spezia Politeama Duca di Genova  Traviata (Violetta)
1903 Tunisi Politeama Rossini Boheme (Musetta)
1905 Genova Politeama Genovese Tosca (Tosca)
1907 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Mefistofele (Margherita/Elena)
1909 Venezia Teatro La Fenice  Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San)
1912 Modena  Teatro Municipale  Fanciulla del West (Minnie)
1914 Trapani  Teatro Garibaldi  Fanciulla del West (Minnie)
1915 Messina  Teatro Mastroieni   Ernani (Elvira)
1917 Vicenza  Teatro Eretenio  Fedora (Fedora)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









G&T, Milano 1905
Traviata (Verdi): Addio del passato 53428 7613½b

Gramophone, Milano 1908
Traviata (Verdi): Non sapete with della Torre 054219 1573c

Odeon, Milano 1910?
Bohème (Puccini): Addio dolce svegliare with Attilio Salvaneschi, Riccardo Tegani & Maria Vaccari 37893 Xm1327 
Bohème (Puccini): Che facevi, che dicevi with Attilio Salvaneschi, Riccardo Tegani & Maria Vaccari 37894 Xm1336 
Bohème (Puccini): O soave fanciulla with Attilio Salvaneschi 37895 Xm1339





















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