Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

May 8, 2015

Gemma Bosini (Soprano) (Milano, Italia 1890 - ? 1982)

She studied in Milan under Salvatore Pessina and made her debut in 1913 at the Politaema Marengo in Novi Ligure as Mimi in G. Puccini's' ''La Bohème''. In 1915 she sang the part of Stella/Giulietta at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo in ‘’Racconti di Hoffmann’’. Here she also got to know the famous baritone Mariano Stabile (1888-1968) whom she married. In 1927 she probably appeared for the last time in Treviso as Alice Ford in ‘’Falstaff’’. Then she devoted herself to the career of her famous husband with whom she stayed in North America, later again in Italy. Her brother was a known organist, who was active in the Milan cathedral.

Chronology of some appearances

1909 Novi Ligure Politaema Marengo Boheme (Mimì)
1911 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Boheme (Mimì)
1912 Trani Teatro Comunale Faust (Margherita)
1913 Tunisi Politeama Rossini Boheme (Mimì)
1914 Palermo Teatro Massimo Parsifal (Fanciulla in fiore)
1915 Palermo Teatro Massimo Racconti di Hoffmann (Stella/Giulietta)
1917 Bologna Teatro Apollo  Boheme (Mimì)
1918 Milano Teatro Lirico Fedora (Fedora)
1919 Barcellona Teatro Liceo Boheme (Mimì)
1920 Novara Teatro Coccia Tosca (Tosca)
1922 Firenze Teatro Della Pergola Francesca da Rimini (Francesca)
1923 Cagliari Teatro Civico Fedora (Fedora)
1925 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Falstaff (Alice)
1926 Modena  Teatro Municipale Falstaff (Alice)
1927 Treviso Teatro Sociale Falstaff (Alice)


Gramophone, Milano 1917
Complete Boheme (Puccini): with Ernesto Badini, Remo Andreini, Aristide Baracchi, Vincenzo Bettoni and Adalgisa Giana
Complete Faust (Gounod): with Giuliano Romagnoli, Fernando Autori, Adolfo Pacini and Vincenzo Bettoni

Gramophone, Milano 1918-10-17
Mefistofele (Boito): Lontano, lontano with Beniamino Gigli 2-054086 DB271

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