Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Aug 8, 2016

Franca Franchi (Soprano) (Varese, Italia 1902 - ?)




She studied singing at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and made her debut in 1924 as contralto. In 1926 she sang a huge number of parts at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, where on 23. 7. 1926 she also participated in the premiere of the opera ‘’Ollantay’’ of the Argentine composer Constantino Gaito. In 1928 she made her second debut at the Teatro Coccia in Novara as Marina in ‘’Boris Godunov’’. As dramatic soprano she appeared primarily at the Italian provincial operatic stages.

Chronology of some appearances

1924 Milano Teatro La Scala Andrea Chenier (Contessa/Madelon) 
1925 Como Teatro Sociale Walkiria (Fricka)
1926 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Colon Ollantay (Mamai)
1927 Parma Teatro Regio Andrea Chenier (Contessa/Madelon) 
1928 Novara  Teatro Coccia Boris Godunov (Marina)
1929 Milano Teatro Lirico Gioconda (Gioconda)
1930 Bologna  Arena Italia Trovatore (Leonora)
1931 Brescia Teatro Grande Gioconda (Gioconda)
1934 Ascoli Piceno Teatro Ventidio Basso Gioconda (Gioconda)
1935 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Gioconda (Gioconda)

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