Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Nov 5, 2015

Tina Paggi (Soprano) (Terni, Italia 1895 - ?)



During the 1920’s she appeared at different Italian opera theaters. In 1928 and 1934 she took part in the Germany tours of the Max Sauter’s opera society. In 1931 she sang with the same ensemble in Austria. The same year she made guest appearances at festival of Salzburg and sang the parts of Norina in ‘’Don Pasquale’’ and Rosina in ‘’Barbiere di Siviglia’’. Her repertoire included Gilda in ‘’Rigoletto’’, Musetta in ‘’La Bohème’’ and Adina in ‘’Elisir d'amore’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1931 Salzburg Festival Don Pasquale (Norina)
1931 Salzburg Festival Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)


Fonotipia, Milano 1930-10-16
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) Dunque io son with Nazzareno Bertinelli 172188 xxPh 6622

1 comment:

  1. She also appeared with "The Italian Opera Company", Arturo Mondragon, manager, baritone and owner, in El Paso, Texas, USA in June, 1919. She sang in Rigoletto and Traviata, and perhaps other operas. The other members of the company had Spanish surnames, leading me to guess she was active in Mexico and Central America at that time.