Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Mar 12, 2016

Clotilde Bressler-Gianoli (Contralto) (Genf, Switzerland 3. 6. 1874 † Genf, Switzerland 12. 5. 1912)

She received her education at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, then studied singing in Milan with the pedagogues Sangiovanni, Giacosa and Ronconi.  She made her debut in 1890 at the Opera-Comique as Carmen in ‘’Carmen’’ of C. Saint-Saëns. She also appeared at the opera houses of Bordeaux and Lyon. She died at the age of 38 by a sepsis after an appendix perforation. She made only 3 recordings.

Chronology of some appearances

1900 Paris Opera-Comique Carmen (Carmen)
1904 London Covent Garden Carmen (Carmen)
1906 Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie La Walkyrie (Fricka)
1906 Manhattan Opera Carmen (Carmen)
1908 Manhattan Opera Louise (La mère)
1910 Paris Grand Opera Pelléas et Mélisande  (Geneviève)
1910 Chicago Civil Opera  Louise (La mère)
1910 Chicago Civil Opera  Faust (Marthe)
1911 Philadelphia Metropolitan Thaïs (Albine)
1911 Philadelphia Metropolitan Faust (Marthe)


Odeon, Bruxelles 1906/1907
Carmen (Bizet): En vain pour éviter (Air des cartes) X36708 XF657 XF658
Carmen (Bizet): Les tringles des sistres tintaient (Chanson bohème) X36688

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