Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Mar 5, 2016

Giuseppina Zinetti (Contralto) (Ferrara, Italia 1884 † Milano, Italia 31. 1. 1973)




She studied singing under Oreste Poli in Milan she made her debut in 1913 at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo as Flora/Annina in ‘’Traviata’’ of G. Verdi. After her retirement (1936) she taught singing in Milano. Her daughter Lina Zinetti had a successful career as an opera singer.

Chronology of some appearances

1913 Palermo Teatro Massimo Traviata (Flora/Annina)
1913 Buenos Aires Teatro Colon Rigoletto (Contessa)
1913 Buenos Aires Teatro Colon Traviata (Flora)
1913 Buenos Aires Teatro Colon Feuersnot (Ursula)
1913 Milano Dal Verme Traviata (Flora)
1914 Buenos Aires Teatro Colon Parsifal (Page)
1914 Buenos Aires Teatro Colon Oberon (Puck)
1914 Buenos Aires Teatro Colon Faust (Marthe)
1916 Roma Teatro Costanzi Manon Lescaut (musico)
1916 Roma Teatro Costanzi Madama Butterfly (Suzuki)
1917 Roma Teatro Costanzi Trovatore (Azucena)
1918 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Mignon (Mignon)
1920 Trieste Teatro Verdi Aida (Amneris)
1920 Verona Arena Aida (Amneris)
1921 Trieste Teatro Verdi Samson et Dalila (Dalila)
1922 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Trovatore (Azucena)
1923 Roma Teatro Costanzi Aida (Amneris)
1923 Roma Teatro Costanzi La dannazione di Faust (Margherita/voce celeste)
1924 Milano La Scala Carmen (Carmen)
1926 Milano La Scala Aida (Amneris)
1926 Milano La Scala Carmen (Carmen)
1927 Milano La Scala Carmen (Carmen)
1927 Venice Teatro La Fenice L'Italiana in Algeri (Isabella)
1930 Roma Teatro Reale Matrimonio Segreto (Fidelma)
1936 Turin Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Suor Angelica (Principessa)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE 









Columbia, Milano 1925? (ac)
Mignon (Thomas): Connais-tu le pays? (It) D12479  B791
Favorite (Donizetti): O mio Fernando D12479 B792

Columbia, Milano 1929-10/11
Orphée et Eurydice (Gluck): Mille pene D12318 WB2815

Columbia, Milano 1929-11-29
Trovatore (Verdi): Stride la vampa D12320 WB2878
Orphée et Eurydice (Gluck): Deh placatevi con me D12318 WB2876


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