Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Dec 17, 2013

Nelda Garrone (Mezzo-Soprano) (? 1880 - ?)

Probably she made her debut at the Teatro Lirico in Milan appearing in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’ (1907). She finished her stage career in 1925.

I wish to thank Severyan (Steve) Tsagareyshvili for providing me information

Chronology of some appearances

1907 Milan Teatro Lirico Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
1909 Venezia   Teatro La Fenice Madama Butterfly (Suzuki)
1911 Lucca Teatro Del Giglio Fanciulla del West (Wockle)
1915 Milano Teatro Carcano Madama Butterfly (Suzuki)
1919 Vicenza   Teatro Eretenio Andrea Chenier (Contessa/Madelon)
1922 Cesena Teatro Comunale Madama Butterfly (Suzuki)
1925 Crevalcore Teatro Sociale Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)


Lyrophon, Milano 1911/1912?
Rigoletto (Verdi): Bella figlia dell'amore with Albertina Cassani, Lorenzo Oggero and Ercole Omodei J544

Gramophone, Milano 1916-03-29
Complete Rigoletto (Verdi) with Giuseppe Danise, Ayres Borghi-Zerni, Vincenzo Bettoni and Olga Simzis

Gramophone, Milano 1920
Complete Faust (Gounod): with Gemma Bosini, Giuliano Romagnoli, Fernando Autori  and Adolfo Pacini

Gramophone, Milano 1920
Complete Andrea Chénier (Giordano): with Bartolomasi, Lupato, Pacini, Venturini, Festa & chorus 


  1. Thank you for the information! It was surprise for me when I realised that Nelda Garrone actually sang at La Scala for a few years, some performances under the direction of Toscanini. In 1918 she appeared there in the premiere of Alberto Favara's "Urania", and subsenquetly took part in the productions of Charpentier's Louise as Bianca and Giordano's "Andrea Chénier" as Contessa.

  2. 1918 Milano Teatro alla Scala Urania di Alberto Favara
    1923 Milano Teatro alla Scala Louise (Bianca)
    1924-1925(?) Milano Teatro alla Scala Andrea Chénier (Contessa)

    1. Hello. Dear friend thank you for your interesting informations.
      All the best