Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

May 23, 2016

Virginia Colombati (Soprano) (Pergola, Italia 1863 - ? 1956)




In 1891 she made her debut at the Teatro Comunale in Faenza as Rosina in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’. In the 1906-1908 seasons she made successful guest appearances in USA. After her retirement she went to El Paso and taught singing. Her husband was the conductor Jose Acuna. Among her pupils was the soprano Josephine Lucchese.

Chronology of some appearances

1891 Faenza  Teatro Comunale Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1893 Genova Politeama Genovese Sonnambula (Amina)
1895 Pistoia  Politeama Mabellini Rigoletto (Gilda)
1896 Malta Teatro Reale Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1900 Smirne Sporting Club Boheme (Musetta)
1902 Acqui Terme Politeama Linda di Chamonix (Linda)
1906 New Orleans Opera Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









G&T, Milano 1901-07
Rigoletto (Verdi): Bella figlia dell'amore with Casini, Pintucci & Corradetti 54004 438b

Zonophone
Faust (Gonod): Le parlate d'amor12606
Odeon, Milano 1906?
Nella notte d'aprile (Tosti) 37387
Faust (Gounod): Le parlate d'amor


















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