Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 21, 2017

Blanche Hamilton Fox (Mezzo-Soprano) (Boston, USA ? - ?)



                                                                           Amneris


Born Blanche Hamilton Fox. She was a leading mezzo-soprano of the Boston Opera. First she studied at the Academy of Notre Dame in Rosbury, then continued her education at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Probably she made her debut in 1906 at the Teatro Cressoni of Como in G. Donizetti’s ‘’Favorita’’. In Italy she appeared on the stages as Bianca Volpini and made only two recordings there for Odeon.

Chronology of some appearances

1906 Como Teatro Cressoni  Favorita (Leonora)
1907 Pisa Politeama Aida (Amneris)
1908 MantovaTeatro Sociale  Stagione
1909 New York Academy of Music Teatro Princess Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)

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Odeon Fonotipia, Milano 1906-01-01
Il trovatore (Verdi): Stride la vampa! 37429 xM 791
Il trovatore (Verdi): Giorni poveri vivea 37444 xM 792



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1 comment:

  1. she was mentioned on an advert in a 1913 edition of the Boston Symphony Orchestra progamme for Oliver Ditson publishers as having sung the song Deep River. A relative of mine. Randall Hargreaves was also included as somebody of note who had sung it - I have an image of it if you would like

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