Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Feb 26, 2016

Geraldine Farrar (Soprano) (Melrose, Massachusetts February 28, 1882 – Ridgefield, Connecticut March 11, 1967)



                                                                        Nedda

                                                                       Violetta


She was the daughter of a very popular American baseball player Sidney Farrar. First she studied singing under J. H. Long in Boston, then continued her education with Emma Thursby in New York. In 1899 she went to Paris and became a pupil of Trabadello.  She concluded her studies with Graziani and at the end with Lilli Lehmann in Berlin. In 1901 she made her debut at the Hofoper in Berlin as Marguerite in ‘’Faust’’of C. Gounod. 

Chronology of some appearances

1901 Berlin Hofoper Faust (Marguerite)
1901 Berlin Hofoper Traviata (Violetta)
1902 Berlin Hofoper Pagliacci (Nedda)
1903 Berlin Hofoper Manon (Manon)
1904 Monte Carlo Opera Boheme (Mimi)
1905 Monte Carlo Opera Amica (Amica)
1905 Berlin Hofoper Tannhäuser (Elisabeth)
1906 Berlin Hofoper Rigoletto (Gilda)
1906 Monte Carlo Opera L'Ancêtre di C. Saint-Saëns (-)
1906 Paris Nouveau Théâtre Le Clown di I. de Camondo (-)
1906 Salzburg festival Don Giovanni (Zerline)
1906 Warsaw Opera Andrea Chenier (Maddalena)
1906 New York Metropolitan Opera  Romeo et Juliette (Juliette) (Debut)
1907 Berlin Hofoper Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San) (Premiere)
1907 New York Metropolitan Opera Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San) (Premiere)
1910 Salzburg festival Don Giovanni (Zerline)
1910 New York Metropolitan Opera Königskindern di E. Humperdinck (-) (Premiere)
1911 New York Metropolitan Opera l Segreto di Susanna di E. Wolf-Ferrari (-) (Premiere)
1911 New York Metropolitan Opera Ariane et barbel-blue di P. Dukas (-) (Premiere)
1912 New York Metropolitan Opera Le donne curiose di E. Wolf-Ferrari (-) (Premiere)
1912 New York Metropolitan Opera Manon (Manon) (Premiere)
1914 New York Metropolitan Opera Carmen (Carmen)
1915 New York Metropolitan Opera Madame Sans-Gêne di U. Giordano (-) (Premiere)
1918 New York Metropolitan Opera Suor Angelica di G. Puiccini (-) (Premiere)
1918 New York Metropolitan Opera Lodoletta di P. Mascagni (Lodoletta) (Premiere)
1920 New York Metropolitan Opera Zaza (Zaza) (Premiere)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE
 









G&T, Berlin 1904-03?
Traviata (Verdi): Follie! follie!... Sempre libera 53344 2173h
Mignon (Thomas): Non conosci il bel suol 53345 2174h

G&T, Berlin 1904-05?
Mattinata (Tosti) 53363 2250h

G&T, Berlin 1904-12?
Roland von Berlin (Leoncavallo): Elisabeths Gesang an der Leiche Hennings, act 4 43632 2496L

G&T, Berlin 1905-09-27
Cherry Ripe (Horn) 3620 3798h
Dear Heart (Mattei) 3621 3799h
Faust (Gounod): Juwelenarie 43721 3802h
Caro mio ben (Giordani) 53430 3801h
Mefistofele (Boito): L'altra notte in fondo al mare 53425 3800h
Mignon (Thomas): Kennst du das Land 43733 3803h

G&T, Berlin 1906-06-23
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Je veux vivre  33618 1315r
Traviata (Verdi): Follie! Follie!... Sempre libera 53469 1316r
Domino Noir (Auber): Ines so schön 43780 1313r
Manon (Massenet): Gavotte 43796 1314r

G&T, Berlin 1906-09
Martha (Flotow): Letzte Rose 43841 4718h
Rigoletto (Verdi): E il sol dell'anima with Jörn 54311 4720h
Faust (Gounod): Es ist schon spät with Jörn 2-44137 4721h
Tannhäuser (Wagner): Gepriesen sei die Stunde with Jörn 2-44145 4719h




















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