Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jul 8, 2016

Emma Tegani (Soprano) (Piacenza, Italia April 6, 1910 - ? Nov. 27, 1997)

She received her education by D. Benedetto in Milano and in 1938 made her debut at the Teatro Puccini in Lucca. The same year she appeared at the Italian Opera in Holland as Nedda in ‘’Pagliacci’’ and Donna Anna in ‘’Don Giovanni’’. In 1942 her La Scala debut occurred as Liu in ‘’Turandot’’ opposite Gina Cigna and Giacomo Lauri-Volpi. In the future she sang parts of lyric soprano at the famous Italian opera houses. In 1947 she guested in Cambridge Theatre in London as Alice Ford in G. Verdi’s ‘’Falstaff’’. The same role she sang also in 1951 at the Verdi-commemorative celebrations in Busseto. Still in 1954 she appeared La Scala. She was a niece of the baritone Riccardo Tegani. 

Chronology of some appearances

1938 Lucca Teatro Puccini
1938 Holland Italian Opera
1942 Milano La Scala
1947 London Cambridge Theatre


HMV, Milano 
Mese Mariano (Giordano): Racconto di Carmela, pt 1 with Augusta Oltrabella & Rita Monticone DB5382 2BA4071
Mese Mariano (Giordano): Racconto di Carmela, pt 2 with Augusta Oltrabella & Rita Monticone DB5382 2BA4072

HMV, London 1948-06-15
Il Tabarro (Puccini): Perchè non m'ami più? with Giovanni Inghilleri C3772 2EA13123 

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully sung and with much feeling. Nice excerpt.