Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

May 21, 2016

Rhea Toniolo (Mezzo-Soprano) (Perugia, Italia 1892 - Milano, Italia 1974)


                                                                         Carmen


She began her career by the end of the First World War and had her first success at leading Italian operatic stages. She made her debut in 1918 at the Teatro Politeama of Monza in G. Donizetti’s ‘’Favorita’’. Later she taught singing in Milan.

Chronology of some appearances

1918 Monza  Politeama Favorita (Leonora)
1919 Firenze Teatro Verdi Aida (Amneris)
1920 Palermo Teatro Massimo Aida (Amneris)
1921 San Josè  Teatro Nacional Carmen (Carmen)
1924 Treviso Politeama Garibaldi  Carmen (Carmen)
1926 Dallas  Fair Park Auditorium Trovatore (Azucena)
1927 Philadelphia  Metropolitan Amleto (Regina)
1932 Livorno  Politeama Norma (Adalgisa)
1934 Parma  Teatro Regio Lohengrin (Ortruda)
1936 Novara  Teatro Coccia Adriana Lecouvreur (Principessa)
1941 Fiume Teatro Verdi Aida (Amneris)

RECORDIGNS FOR SALE









Parlophon, Berlin 1923-10-10
Gioconda (ponchielli): Vedrem fra poco tramontar with Antonio Cortis  P1605 2-6488

Parlophon, Berlin 1923-10-13
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns): S'apre per te with Antonio Cortis P1606  2-6505

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