Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Mar 26, 2012

Adelina Stehle (Soprano) (Graz 1860 – Milan 1945)

She studied at the Milan Conservatory and made her debut in 1881 at the opera house of Broni as Amina in Bellini’s ‘’La Sonnambula’’. Then she sang in Florence, Venice and in 1888 at the opera house of Bologna. She married the tenor Edoardo Garbin. On 21. 2. 1891 she performed at La Scala in the premiere of the opera ‘’Condor’’ of Carlos Gomes. On 22. 5. 1892 she appeared at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan in the premiere of Leoncavallo’s ‘’Pagliacci’’. At the same opera house she sang on 9. 11. 1893 in the premiere of Leoncavallo’s ‘’I Medici’’. On  9. 2. 1893 she created at La Scala in the premiere of Verdi’s ‘’Falstaff’’ the role of Nannetta, while her husband sang the role of Fenton. On 20. 1. 1892 she helped at La Scala in the premiere of ‘’La Wally’’ of Catalani, on 16. 2. 1895 in the premiere of Mascagni’s ‘’Guglielmo Ratcliff’’, on 25. 3. 1895 in Mascagni’s ‘’Silvano’’ as Mathilde. In 1890 she appeared at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna in the premiere of the opera ‘’La Pellegrina’’ of Filippo Clementi. In 1898 together with Edoardo Garbin she sang again at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo in Puccini’s ‘’La Bohème’’. She made guest appearances also in Berlin, Vienna and St. Petersburg. She counted one of the most significant interpreters of the Verismo repertoire. After her retirement from the stage she lived as a pedagogue in Milan and later spent her old age at the Casa di Riposo Giuseppe Verdi In Milan. Among her pupils were Giannina Arangi-Lombardi. Her brother, Achille Stehle, was a successful opera tenor.

Chronology of some appearances

1889 Mantova  Teatro Sociale Ballo in Maschera (Oscar)
1890 Firenze Teatro Niccolini Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1890 Milano Teatro Dei Filodrammatici Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1892 Milano  Teatro La Scala Rigoletto (Gilda)
1892 Rio de Janeiro  Teatro Lirico Rigoletto (Gilda)
1902 Buenos Ayres  Teatro dell'Opera Werther (Carlotta)
1903 Odessa  Teatro Municipale Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)



Fonotipia, Milano 1904-11
Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea): Ma dunque e vero? with Edoardo Garbin 39117 Xph95

Fonotipia, Milano 1905-05
Boheme (Puccini): Quartetto with Maria Camporelli, Edoardo Garbin and Mario Sammarco  69014 xph265

Stehle by Stampanoni

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful Photos ! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018 !