Aug 17, 2016
Leonilda Paini (Gabbi) (Parma, Italia 1863 - Parma, Italia 1919)
First she studied singing at the Regal School of Music in Parma, then perfected her vocal technique under the vocal pedagogue Pio Ferrari. In 1882 she made her debut at the Teatro Magnani of Borgo San Donnino as mezzosoprano. Probably she made her second debut in 1890 at the Teatro Regio in Parma as Aida in G. Verdi’s ‘’Aida’’. Her sister was the famous soprano Adalgisa Gabbi.
Chronology of some appearances
1887 Borgo San Donnino Teatro Magnani Ruy Blas (Maria)
1889 Parma Teatro Regio Don Carlo (Elisabetta)
1891 Ravenna Teatro Alighieri Aida (Aida)
1895 Ferrara Teatro Comunale Falstaff (Alice)
1897 Marsiglia Teatro Alhambra Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
1901 Fiume Teatro Comunale Aida (Aida)
1902 Lisbona Coliseo Recrejos Aida (Aida)
RECORDING FOR SALE
Columbia, Milano 1903?
Norma (Bellini): Casta diva 10125