Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

May 27, 2013

Eugenia Lopez Nuñes (Mezzo-Soprano) (Livorno 1883 - ?)

She made the debut in 1904 at Politeama Verdi of Carrara as Maddalena in ‘’Rigoletto’’. Since 1905 she appeared in different bigger theaters in the Italian province, thus in 1909 in the Teatro Regio of Parma as an Erda in ‘’Siegfried’’ and in Donizetti’s ‘’Maria de Rohan’’. At the height of her career she went in 1920 to Germany, married there and now appeared under the name Eugenie Heilbrunn. Still in 1932 she made under this name Ultraphon records on which she sings in German. Because she was a Jew, she had to finish her career (and probably also her stay) in Germany after 1933, however, nothing was to be brought about her other destiny up to now in experience.

Chronology of some appearances

1904 Carrara Politeama Verdi Rigoletto (Maddalena)
1908 Alessandria Teatro Verdi Ballo in Maschera (Ulrica)
1909 Rimini Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Wally (Afra)
1910 Siena Teatro Della Lizza Zanetto (Zanetto)
1911 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Ballo in Maschera (Ulrica)


USA, Victor 1910-04-11
Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Madrigale  45015-B

Edison 2-min cylinders
Trovatore (Verdi): Si, la stanchezza m'opprime Unpubl. 44560

Columbia, Milano 1913/1914?
Faust (Gounod): Allor che lieve ebbrezza with  Gaetano Tommasini & Vincenzo Bettoni D4517 42063
Faust (Gounod): Permettereste a me with Gilda Dalla Rizza & Gaetano Tommasini D4517 42064 
Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti): Per sua madre D4470  41899   
Aida (Verdi): Vieni sul crin E 1988 41988      
Aida (Verdi): O tu che sei d'Osiride with Vincenzo Bettoni E2025 41987

1 comment:

  1. It has been discovered that Eugenia López-Nuñes died in 1946 in Tunisia where she emigrated in 1935.