Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Jun 7, 2014

Ester Adaberto (Soprano) (Naples 1872 - Milan 1951)

Her real name was Ester Nunez de Arce. At the age of two she moved with her family to Milan. She studied singing under Emma Dotti and, in 1897, after after participating in some recitals in Milan, she made her debut at the Teatro Nuovo of Mirandola in R. Leoncavallo’s ‘’Pagliacci’’. She developed her career mostly in foreign countries. She spent some years as a member of the the Castellano Opera Company active in East Europe. Later, around 1905, she moved to USA, where, after a long and successful career, she retired from the stage as a result of the death of her so, who died during the First World War.  She made only three records.

Chronology of some appearances

1897 Piacenza Politeama Faust (Margherita)
1898 Messina  Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Pagliacci (Nedda)
1899 Catanzaro Teatro Comunale Boheme (Mimì)
1900 Novara Teatro Coccia Aida (Aida)
1901 Minsk Teatro Nazionale Ebrea (Rachele)
1902 Ekaterinoslav Teatro Municipale Boheme (Mimì)
1903 Nikolajeff Teatro Nazionale Tosca (Tosca)
1904 Oporto Teatro San Joao  Ernani (Elvira)
1905 Cuneo Teatro Toselli Mefistofele (Margherita / Elena)
1906 Los Angeles Teatro Auditorium Aida (Aida)
1908 New York Teatro Metropolitan Trovatore (Leonora)
1909 Gand Petit Theatre Africana (Selika)
1910 Norimberga eatro Apollo Trovatore (Leonora)
1911 Bologna  Teatro Del Corso Aida (Aida)
1912 Havana Teatro Peynet Aida (Aida)
1914 Cleveland Teatro Metropolitan  Trovatore (Leonora)
1915 Evansville Teatro Bijou Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)

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