Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Aug 31, 2011

Maria Ivanisi (Soprano)




Of Dalmatian origins she studied with Benedettg Lucignani and made her debut in 1907 at the Theater Minerva at Trieste in ‘’Lucrezia Borgia’’. The same year she sang at the Grande of Brescia in the mondial premiere of ‘’Nadeya’’ of  C. Rossi. She didn't get the hoped success and, thanks to the attractive aspect, she was engaged in the important company of operetta "Caramba." She returned to the opera in 1914 and in 1920 sang at the Teatro Bellini of Catania in the premiere of the new opera "Galatea" of  S. Savasta.

Chronology of some appearances

1907 Trieste Anfiteatro Minerva Lucrezia Borgia (Lucrezia)
1910 Roma Teatro Costanzi Stagione Compagnia Operette Scognamiglio
1912 Buenos Ayres Teatro Coliseo Stagione Compagnia Operette Scognamiglio
1913 Roma Teatro Costanzi    Stagione Compagnia Operette Scognamiglio
1914 Lisbona   Coliseo Recrejos Boheme (Mimî)
1915 Lisbona   Coliseo Recrejos Aida (Aida)
1918 Roma Teatro Costanzi Stagione Compagnia Operette Nazionale
1919 Vicenza   Teatro Eretenio Tosca (Tosca)                        
1920 Catania   Teatro Bellini    Galatea di S.Savasta (Galatea)
1923 Mirandola Teatro Nuovo Tosca (Tosca)

RECORDING FOR SALE








Columbia, Milano 1909?
Tosca (Puccini) Vissi d'arte D 9213 10848
Guarany (Gomez): Sento una forza indomita with Antonio Fassino  D 4306 10850



Enrico Pignataro (Baritone) (Milano 1866 - ? 1939)



                                                       with Enrico Caruso


He made his debut in 1892 at the Teatro di Napoli in Sannazzaro in ‘’Carmen’’. Then he appeared in different Italian theaters such as Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro Verdi di Pisa, Teatro Comunale di Siracusa, Teatro Comunale di Salerno. In 1902 and in the 1906-1907 season he tours Eastern European countries with success (Minsk, Smolensk, Kursck, Kharkov, Tashkent etc.). He sang mostly in foreign countries and was active also in Cairo, Spain, USA and Argentina. He continued his career till 1930's.

Chronology of some appearances

1892 Sannazzaro Teatro di Napoli Carmen (Escamillo)
1893 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Carmen (Escamillo)
1894 Trieste Teatro Verdi Dannazione di Faust (Mefistofele)
1895 Siracusa Teatro Comunale Cavalleria rusticana (Alfio)
1896 Catania Teatro Nazionale Pagliacci (Tonio)
1897 Foggia Teatro Dauno Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1898 Milano Teatro Lirico Arlesiana (Baldassarre)
1899 Catania Politeama Pacini Il Falconiere (Ottone I°)
1900 Roma Teatro Argentina Marco Visconti (Marco)
1902 Catanzaro Teatro Comunale Pagliacci (Tonio)
1904 Genova Politeama Genovese Gioconda (Barnaba)
1906 Brescia Teatro Grande    Ballo in maschera (Renato)
1908 Bologna  Teatro Olimpia  Ernani (Carlo)
1910 New York Teatro Manatthan Trovatore (Conte)
1912 Piacenza Teatro Municipale Gioconda (Barnaba)
1914 Londra Coliseum Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1916 Milano Teatro Carcano   Carmen (Escamillo)
1918 Mantova Teatro Andreani Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1920 Bari Teatro Petruzzelli Fanciulla del West (Sonora)
1924 Cairo Teatro Kedivhiale Andrea Chenier (Roucher)
1926 Asti Teatro Alfieri Boheme (Schaunard)
1931 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Otello (Montano)
1933 Palermo Politeama Garibaldi Rigoletto (Ceprano)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Victor, USA 1905-10/11
Amleto (Thomas):  Come romito fior 52441 7330b

G&T, Milano 1905-10/11
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Cruda funesta smania 2-52477 7332b
Ernani (Verdi): Tu sei Ernani with Gino Martinez-Patti and Ida Giacomelli 54268 7337b






Eugenio Battain (Tenor) (Bologna 1876 - ?)


                                          I wish to thank Renato Grimaldi for this picture


                                                                   Canio

                                                                 Radames



Probably he made his debut in 1899 at Politeama Umberto I° of Oneglia as Almaviva in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1898 Venezia Teatro Malibran Concerto
1900 Siena Teatro Dei Rinnovati Carmen (Don Josи)
1902 Pavia Teatro Guidi Graziella di E.Soffredini (La Martine)
1904 Livorno Teatro Goldoni Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1906 Marsiglia Teatro Gymnaise Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1908 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Pagliacci (Canio)
1910 Washington National Theater Carmen (Don Jose)
1912 Pittsburgh Teatro Alvin Aida (Radames)
1914 Foggia Teatro Dauno Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1918 Poggibonsi Teatro Ravvivati Costanti Mignon (Guglielmo)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Edison 4-min cylinders, Milano 1908?
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba  BA 22461  4M-7540

Umberto Sorrentino (Tenor) (Firenze 1883 - New York 1959)



In Italy, critics have delighted to tell their readers that Sorrentino is an artist who has the power to thrill one evening as ‘’Canio’’ in Pagliacci; on a second evening as ‘’Cavaradossi’’ in La Tosca, or as ‘’Nemorino’’ in Elisir d’Amore; again, on another occasion, to appear calmly on the unadorned platform of the concert hall and uplift the assemblage by his poetic rendition of songs. Sig. Sorrentino sings with dramatic fervour, his voice, ample in volume, has a suave quality and a legato that few tenors can boast of. He toured America from coast to coast, in opera and recital and appeared as a soloist with many leading orchestras.

He was a great friend of Enrico Caruso

Personal representative: Elena de Sayn, 1728 N St., Washington, D. C.

A night of Grand Opera

Dr. Fitzgerald related the story of signor Umberto Sorrentino, a noted tenor, who claimed to be able to relieve the tightness in his throat by squeezing the lateral aspect of his forefinger and the thumb, as these points helped and governed the vocal cords.

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Chronology of some appearances

1902 Castelfiorentino Teatro Umberto I° Favorita (Fernando)
1906 Guatemala Teatro Colon Don Pasquale (Ernesto)                                  
1912  New York Lyceum Theater Concerto
1917 Passaic   Auditorium Concerto
1918 Washington National Theater  Racconti di Hoffmann (Hoffmann)
1919 Bridgeport High School Assembly Hall Concerto
 
RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Victor, Camden NJ 1911-06-20
Tre giorni son che (Pergolesi) 63323 B-10557
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Cerchero lontana terra  63324  B-10560
Paride ed Elena (Gluck) : Spiagge amate 63323  B-10561

Victor, Camden NJ 1911-06-21
Rigoletto (Verdi):  Parmi veder le lagrime 63324 B-10576
Vorrei (Tosti) 63326 B-10577
Tu sei morta nella vita mia (Costa) 63326 B-10578


Aurelia Revy (Soprano) (Kaposvar 1879 – Toronto 1957)






She studied in Budapest and London. She sang at Covent Garden (1898-1900, 1902, 1904). In 1900 she became an operetta singer at the Theater an der Wien. Revy made guest appearances in Berlin, Zurich, Milan and in Russia.

Chronology of some appearances

1904 Milano Teatro Lirico Siberia (Stephana)
1905 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Faust (Margherita)
1905 Londra Teatro Waldorf Pagliacci (Nedda)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 







G&T, Berlin1906-09?
Traviata (Verdi): Mit der Freude Blumenkränzen 43817 4604h
Traviata (Verdi): Er ist es 43818 4605h
Traviata (Verdi): Lebt wohl ihr Gefilde 43819 4606h
Zauberflote (Mozart): Ach, ich fuhls 43822 4611h
Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): Puppenarie Phobus stolz im Sonnenwagen 43823 4612h
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Pagenarie Aria paggio 43824 4613h

Anker, Berlin 1906?
Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): Horst du es tonen 492-I
Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): Erzahlungen 492-II

Odeon, Berlin 1907-06/07
Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach):  Puppenarie 64462 xB3108
Huguenots (Meyerbeer):  Ihr edlen Herrn allhier  64472 xB3113
Nachtlager in Granada (Kreutzer): Seine fromme Liebesgabe  64481 xB3127
Troubadour (Verdi): Es glanzte schon das Sternenheer 64485
Troubadour (Verdi): Ein unnennbares Sehnen 64486
Nachtlager in Granada (Kreutzer): Maurisches Standchen 64511 xB 3128

Adalgisa Gabbi (Soprano) (Parma 1857 - Milan 1933)





She appeared in the world premiere of Leoncavallo’s opera ‘’Chatterton’’ in 1896 at the Teatro Drammatico Nazionale in Rome.



Chronology of some appearances

1887 Torino  Teatro Regio Carmen (Carmen)
1889 Parma  Teatro Regio Don Carlo (Elisabetta)
1890 Torino  Teatro Regio Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1890 Palermo  Anfiteatro Mangano Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1891 Ravenna  Teatro Aligheri Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
1891 Buenos Ayres  Teatro dell'Opera Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1891 Buenos Ayres Teatro dell'Opera Gioconda (Gioconda)
1891 Montevideo  Nuovo Politeama Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1891 Montevideo  Nuovo Politeama Gioconda (Gioconda)
1891 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1892 Genova  Politeama Genovese Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
1892 Genova  Politeama Genovese Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1892 Rio de Janeiro  Teatro Lirico Ernani (Elvira)
1894 Belem  Teatro La Paz Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
1895 Firenze  Teatro Pagliano Cristoforo Colombo (Isabella)
1895 Genova  Teatro Margherita Gioconda (Gioconda)
1895 San Pietroburgo  Teatro Aquarium Gioconda (Gioconda)
1897 Bari  Teatro Piccinni Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
1897 Marsiglia  Teatro Alhambra Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
1898 Oporto  Teatro S. Joao Gioconda (Gioconda)
1901 Viadana  Teatro Sociale Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
1902 Barcellona  Teatro Tivoli Ernani (Elvira)
1902 Messina  Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Germania (Ricke)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE








Pathe - AICC, Milano 1903
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Voi lo sapete 84037
Norma (Bellini): Casta diva  84038

Zonophone, Milano 1903-10?
Otello (Verdi): Ave Maria  X-93011
Gioconda (Ponchielli):  Suicidio! X-93013

Vittorio Arimondi (Bass) (Saluzzo 1861 - Chicago 1928)





He made his debut (1883) at Varese in Gomes's ‘’Il Guarany’’. He made his first La Scala appearance (1893) as Sparafucile in ‘’Rigoletto’’. In that same year he created the role of Pistol in the world premiere of Verdi's ‘’Falstaff’’. He then traveled to London to appear for three seasons at Covent Garden (1894-96). He sailed to New York and made his Metropolitan Opera debut (7 Dec 1896) as Ferrando in ‘’Il Trovatore’’. He spent several seasons at Hammerstein's Manhattan Opera where he was Arkel in the American premiere of ‘’Pelléas et Mélisande’’. He spent the last twenty years of his life in the United States but during that time he made appearances in Poland and in Russia, where this postcard originates.

Chronology of some appearances

1894 Milano  Teatro alla Scala Cristoforo Colombo (Roldano)
1896 Varese  Teatro Sociale Boheme (Colline)
1896  Bologna  Teatro Comunale Boheme (Colline)
1897 Venezia  Teatro La Fenice  Boheme (Colline)
1899  San Pietroburgo  Conservatorio Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1900  Mosca  Teatro Imperiale Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1900  Berlino  Kroll Theater Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1902 Berlino  Teatro Kroll Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1902 Praga  Teatro Reale  Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1904 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1904 Londra  Teatro Covent Garden Boheme (Colline)
1905 Londra  Teatro Waldorf Adriana Lecouvreur (Principe)
1905 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Boheme (Colline)
1906 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1907 New York  Manatthan Opera House Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1907 New York  Manhattan Opera House  Barbiere di Siviglia (Don Basilio)
1909 Philadelphia  Opera Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)
1916 Roma  Teatro Adriano Ballo in Maschera (Samuel)


RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






G&T, London 1904-11-21
Bohème (Puccini): Vecchia zimarra 52182 6264b
Faust (Gounod): Tu che fai l'addormentata 52183 6265b
Ebrea (Halevy): Se oppressi ognor 052082 435c

Columbia, New York 1907-04-13

Simon Boccanegra (Verdi): Il lacerato spirito D 16958  M-148
Requiem (Verdi) Confutatis (date) Columbia 30100  
Mia sposa sarа la mia bandiera (Rotoli) 30111 A5002


Aug 30, 2011

Giovanni Breviario (Tenor) (Bergamo, Italy 1891 – ? 1982)



                                                                 Canio



He was an Italian operatic tenor, particularly associated with Italian dramatic roles. Breviario was born at Bergamo. He studied in Milan with Dante Lari, and made his stage debut in Pola, as Manrico, in 1924. He then sang the Italian repertory to considerable acclaim in Holland from 1927 to 1934. In Italy, he sang at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Parma, La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Regio Parma, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Abroad he appeared at Teatro Nacional Sao Carlos in Lisbon, Hungarian State Opera in Budapest, also making guest appearances at the opera houses of Malta and Cairo. He was especially appreciated in heroic roles such as; Pollione, Raoul, Radames, Otello, Canio, Andrea Chenier, Cavaradossi, etc. He retired from the stage in 1949, and became a teacher at the Music Conservatory of Johannesburg in South Africa. He spent his last years in his native Bergamo, where he died. Breviario is probably best remembered for his Pollione in the first complete recording of Norma in 1937, opposite Gina Cigna, Ebe Stignani, Tancredi Pasero, under Vittorio Gui.

Chronology of some appearances

1925 Milano Teatro Carcano Ernani (Ernani)
1927 La Valletta/Malta Teatro Reale Carmen (Don Jose)
1927 La Valletta/Malta Teatro Reale Gioconda (Enzo)
1927 Rotterdam Groote Schouwburg Carmen (Don Jose)
1928 Lisbona  Coliseo Recrejos Carmen (Don Jose)
1928 Amsterdam  Staddschouwburg Gioconda (Enzo)
1928 Lisbona Coliseo Recrejos Gioconda (Enzo)
1929 Genova  Teatro Carlo Felice Boheme (Rodolfo)
1929 Genova  Teatro Carlo Felice Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1929 Modena  Teatro Municipale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1929 Modena  Teatro Municipale Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1930 Rotterdam  Groote Schouwburg Carmen (Don Jose)
1930 Budrio  Teatro Consorziale Carmen (Don Jose)
1930 'S-Gravenhage Gebouw Voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen Carmen (Don Jose)
1930 'S-Gravenhage  Gebouw Voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1930 'S-Gravenhage  Gebouw Voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen Gioconda Enzo)
1931 'S-Gravenhage  Gebouw Voor Kusten en Wetenschappen Carmen (Don Jose)
1931 Bolzano  Teatro Civico Carmen (Don Jose)
1931 Orvieto -Teatro Civico Carmen (Don Jose)
1932 'S-Gravenhage  Gebouw Voor Kusten en Wetenschappen Carmen (Don Jose)
1933 Amsterdam  Stadsschouwburg Carmen (Don Jose)
1933 Rotterdam Groote Schowuburg Ernani (Ernani)
1934 Roma  Eiar Ernani (Ernani)
1940 Milano Teatro Lirico Boheme (Rodolfo)
1940 Milano Teatro Lirico Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1940 Prato Teatro Metastasio Ernani (Ernani)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE


 





Cetra
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba  P.CB 20298  2-70024
Otello (Verdi): Niun mi tema  P.CB 20298  2-70021

HMV, Milano 1929-04-15
Complete Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): with Piero Biasini, Delia Sanzio, Olga De Franco and Mimma Pantaleoni

Cetra, 1937
Complete Norma (Bellini) with Gina Cigna, Ebe Stignani and Tancredi Pasero

Lina Pasini-Vitale (Soprano) (Rome 1872 - Rome 1959)




After study in Rome she made her debut at the Teatro Dal Verme, Milan, as Cecilia in La tilda by Francesco Cilea (1892). Early in her career she was successful at La Scala and in Rome and Turin as Pietro Mascagni's Iris and Suzel (L᾽amico Fritz), Micaela, Mimi and Gretel. In 1897 she married the conductor Edoardo Vitale. From 1914 she was widely known in operas by Richard Wagner, singing Kundry in the South American premiere of Parsifal at Buenos Aires, and appearing as Brunnhilde at Rome in 1926. She retired in 1928, after singing Kundry at Naples. Her sister Camilla Pasini was also a singer.

Chronology of some appearances

1894 Perugia  Teatro Turreno Mignon (Mignon)
1894 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Carmen (Micaela)
1894 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Pagliacci (Nedda)
1894 Rovigo  Teatro Sociale Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1896 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Boheme (Mimi)
1896 Roma  Teatro Nazionale Mignon (Mignon)
1896 Venezia  Teatro Malibran Mignon (Mignon)
1897 Genova  Politeama Genovese Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1897 Genova  Politeama Genovese Mignon (Mignon)
1898 Firenze  Teatro Pagliano Boheme (Mimi)
1898 Genova  Politeama Genovese Boheme (Mimi)
1899 Venezia  Teatro Rossini Boheme (Mimi)
1899 Firenze Arena Nazionale Mignon (Mignon)
1899 Padova  Teatro Verdi Mignon (Mignon)
1900 Genova  Politeama Genovese Boheme (Mimi)
1900 Roma  Teatro Quirino Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
1900 Milano  Teatro La Scala Boheme (Mimi)
1901 Firenze  Teatro della Pergola Mefistofele (Margherita)
1902 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Boheme (Mimi)
1902 Pisa  Teatro Verdi Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1902 Pisa  Teatro Verdi Pagliacci (Nedda)
1902 Livorno  Teatro Rossini Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1902 Imola  Teatro Comunale Mignon (Mignon)
1903 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Manon Lescaut (Manon)
1904 Milano  Teatro alla Scala Germania (Ricke)
1904 Teramo  Teatro Comunale Manon Lescaut (Manon)
1905 Teramo  Teatro Comunale Otello (Desdemona)
1905 Madrid  Teatro Reale Boheme (Mimi)
1905 Madrid  Teatro Reale Mefistofele (Margherita)
1907 Genova  Politeama Genovese Boheme (Mimi)
1907 Madrid  Teatro Reale Lohengrin (Elsa)
1908 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Boheme (Mimi)
1908 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Boheme (Mimi)
1909 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Lohengrin (Elsa)
1910 Milano  Teatro alla Scala Dannazione di Faust (Margherita)
1911 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Dannazione di Faust (Margherita)
1914 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Coliseo Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1914 Rio de Janeiro  Teatro Municipal Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1922 Catania  Teatro Bellini Boheme (Mimi)
1922 Catania  Teatro Bellini Lohengrin (Elsa)
1922 Bari  Teatro Petruzzelli Lohengrin (Elsa)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE


 






Fonotipia, Milano 1909-04-24
Tosca (Puccini): O dolci mani with Giuseppe Krismer 92484 XPh 3865
Tosca (Puccini): Non la sospiri with Giuseppe Krismer 92483 XPh3864
Faust (Gounod): Tardi si fa with  Giuseppe Krismer  92485 XPh3866
Faust (Gounod): Sempre amar! with  Giuseppe Krismer 92486 XPh3867

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-06-11
Tannhauser (Wagner):  Salve d'amor 92521  XPh3915
Tannhauser (Wagner): Preghiera 92522 XPh3916

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-06-19
Manon (Massenet): Addio, picol desco  92583  XPh3956

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-06-22
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Tu qui, Santuzza? with Rinaldo Grassi 74149 XPh3968
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Ah! lo vedi with Rinaldo Grassi 74150  XPh3969

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-06-23
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Ora a noi with Ferruccio Corradetti 92523 XPh3975
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Ah! mi ha scordata? with Ferruccio Corradetti 92524 XPh3976
Fonotipia, Milano 1909-06-25
Amico Fritz (Mascagni): Bel cavaliere 92584 XPh3993

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-06-28
Amico Fritz (Mascagni): Suzel, buon di with Giuseppe Krismer 92595 XPh4006
Amico Fritz (Mascagni): Tutto tace  with Giuseppe Krismer, 92596 XPh4007

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-06-29
Forza del destino  (Verdi): Venite fidente alla croce  with Oreste Luppi 92527XPh4013
Forza del destino  (Verdi): E l'amante? with Oreste Luppi  92528 XPh4014

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-06-30
Ernani (Verdi):  O sommo Carlo with Piero Schiavazzi and Pasquale Amato 74161 XPh4022
Elisir d'amore (Donizetti): Io son ricco with Lina Pasini-Vitale & chorus 92526 XPh4021

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-07-01
Mefistofele (Boito): Dimmi se credi, Enrico with Rinaldo Grassi 92567 XPh4032
Faust (Gounod):  Oh del ciel angioli... All'erta, all'erta  with Rinaldo Grassi and Oreste Luppi 92633  XPh4031

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-07-02
Lohengrin (Wagner): Ortruda, ove sei tu? with  Armida Parsi-Pettinella 74147  XXPh4034
Aida (Verdi): Gran Concertato Finale Atto II with Icilio Calleja, Armida Parsi-Pettinella, Antonio Magini-Coletti, Ferruccio Corradetti and Oreste Luppi 69022  XPh 4036

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-10-09
Otello (Verdi): Gia nella notte densa with Giovanni Zenatello 74157 XXPh4087
Otello (Verdi): Ed tu t'amavi with Giovanni Zenatello 74158  XXPh4088



















 

Giuseppina Huguet (Soprano) (Barcelona, Spain 1871 - Barcelona, Spain 1951)





She was a Spanish operatic soprano with a lyrical voice who sang throughout Europe prior to World War I. Huguet was born in 1871 and registered on official documents as "Josefina" Huguet. Her first music teacher was Francisco Bonet in Barcelona, where she soon made her operatic debut as Lakmå at the Teatro Liceu of Barcelona. She subsequently toured several countries, including some South American nations. She performed, too, with success in Italy, appearing for the first time at Milan's La Scala in 1896, where she sang the role of Ophelie in Ambroise Thomas's Hamlet. Huguet proved popular in Russia as well. Although Huguet often sang coloratura parts, such as Rosina in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, she also undertook the verismo roles of Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme and Cio-Cio-San in Puccini's Madama Butterfly, and her recordings even include excerpts from Wagner's Lohengrin (on which she is accompanied by the famous tenor Fernando De Lucia). Indeed, her complete repertoire contained a wide range of roles: from The Queen of Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute to Nedda in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. Huguet's career as a recording artist was not particularly extensive. Her discography consists mainly of arias and ensemble pieces from opera that were made by the forerunner of HMV. She also sung the role of Nedda in the first complete recording of Pagliacci in 1907 (with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Carlo Sabajno conducting).

Chronology of some appearances

1889 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Carmen (Micaela)
1890 Alicante  Teatro Municipal Rigoletto (Gilda)
1891 Malaga  Teatro Cervantes Ugonotti (Valentina)
1894  Alicante  Teatro Principal Sonnambula (Amina)
1895 Reuss  Teatro Fortuny Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1896 Santiago del Cile  Teatro Municipal Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1896 Santiago del Cile  Teatro Municipal Rigoletto (Gilda)
1896 Santiago del Cile  Teatro Municipal Ugonotti (Valentina)
1896 Oporto Teatro S. Joao Puritani (Elvira)
1896 Oporto  Teatro S. Joao Sonnambula (Amina)
1896 Oporto  Teatro S. Joao Ugonotti (Valentina)
1896 New York  Academy of Music Sonnambula (Amina)
1898 Barcellona Teatro Novedades Rigoletto (Gilda)
1898 Barcellona  Teatro Novedades Ugonotti (Valentina)
1899 Torino  Teatro Regio Traviata (Violetta)
1899 Valencia  Teatro Principal Traviata (Violetta)
1900 Varsavia  Teatro Imperiale Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1900 Varsavia  Teatro Imperiale Traviata (Violetta)
1900 Bilbao Teatro Arriaga Rigoletto (Gilda)
1901 Bologna Teatro Duse Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1901 Milano  Teatro Lirico Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1901 Milano  Teatro Lirico Sonnambula (Amina)
1901 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1901 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Sonnambula (Amina)
1901 Reggio Emilia  Teatro Municipale Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1901 Reggio Emilia  Teatro Municipale Sonnambula (Amina)
1901 Firenze  Teatro Verdi Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1901 Firenze Teatro Verdi Sonnambula (Amina)
1901 Bergamo Politeama Nuovo Ceresa Sonnambula (Amina)
1901 Venezia  Teatro La Fenice Traviata (Violetta)
1903 Barcellona Teatro Novedades Boheme (Mimi)
1903 Barcellona  Teatro Novedades Puritani (Elvira)
1903 Barcellona Teatro Liceo Mignon (Mignon)
1904 Murcia Teatro Principal Sonnambula (Amina)
1905 Desde Vendrell Casino Circo Rigoletto (Gilda)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






G&T, Barcelona 1902-11?
L'Anyorament (Clavé y Camps): Romanza 63268 7187F
Dinorah (Meyerbeer): Ombra leggiera 53264 7192F
Rigoletto (Verdi): Caro nome 53270 7220F 
Puritani (Bellini):  Son vergin vezzosa 53271 7221F
Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti): O luce di quest'anima 53141 7241F
Boheme (Puccini): Quando me'n vo' 53276 7251F
Ugonotti (Meyerbeer):  Ah! Si j'etais coquette with Jose Maristany   54029 7254F
Faust (Gounod): Terceto final with Jose Maristany and Andres Perello de Segurola 54019 7256 u

Mignon (Thomas): Leggiadre rondinelle with Andres Perello de Segurola 54018 7257F
Lakmé (Delibes): Aria delle campanelle 53262 7190F
Hijas del Zebedeo (Chapí): Carceleras 53014 7234F

Victor, USA 1902-11?
Juanita. La Perla de Aragуn (Yradier) 62376-A 7217F

G&T, Barcelona 1902/1903
Marina (Arrieta): A quien entonces dijiste amar?  with Jose Maristany 64050 7312 u

G&T, Barcelona 1903-09?
Martha (Flotow): Qui sola vergin rosa 53311 7725F

G&T, Barcelona 1905-10
El Primer Dia Feliz (Caballero): Al matutino albor 62054-B

G&T, Milano 1906-04-26/29
Faust (Gounod): O del ciel with Giuseppe Torres De Luna and Pietro Lara 54298 8041b
Traviata (Verdi): Ah, fors'è lui 53474 8041¾b
Traviata (Verdi): Sempre libera with Pietro Lara 54296 8042b
Rigoletto (Verdi): Veglia o donna with Renzo Minolfi  54306 8043
Rigoletto (Verdi): Parla siam soli…Tutte le feste  53480 8044b

Rigoletto (Verdi): Oh, mia Gilda...Lassu in cielo with Renzo Minolfi 054095 613c
Faust (Gounod): Signor, accoglie la preghiera...Rammenta i lieti de with Giuseppe Torres de Luna 054087 6111/2C
Faust (Gounod): Rammenta i lieti de with Giuseppe Torres de Luna  054088 612c
Mignon (Thomas): Io son Titania 053085 615c

G&T, Milano 1906-04-28/30
Rigoletto (Verdi): Piangi fanciulla with Renzo Minolfi  54307 8047½b
Vespri Siciliani (Verdi): Merce dilette amice  53452 8057b
Traviata (Verdi): Parigi o cara with Fernando De Lucia 054081 620c
Pescatori di Perle (Bizet): Non hai compreso with Fernando De Lucia 054082 621c
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Ah qual colpo with Fernando De Lucia and Antonio Pini-Corsi 054083 630c
Mignon (Thomas): Non conosci il bel suol  53265 7194F
Rigoletto (Verdi): E il sol dell'anima with Fernando De Lucia 054084 638c

Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Una voce poco fa 053090 628c
Mignon (Thomas): Non conosci il bel suol 053086 633c

Victor, USA 1906-04-28/30
Dinorah (Meyerbeer): Si, carina caprettina   35180 627c
Barbiere de Siviglia (Rossini): Una voce poco fa 68144 628c

G&T, Milano 1906-05
Ugonotti (Meyerbeer): O lieto suol 053072 639c
Dinorah (Meyerbeer): Ombra leggiera 053073 640c
Amleto (Thomas): Ballata 053074 641c
Amleto (Thomas): Nega se puoi la luce  with Francesco Cigada 054076 649c

Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Dunque io son with Ernesto Badini 54314 8100b
Rigoletto (Verdi): Bella figlia dell'amore with Carmelo Lanzirotti, Francesco Cigada and Emma Zaccaria 054096 643c
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Alle danze questa sera... Di che fulgor with Francesco Cigada, Maria Grisi and Libero Ottoboni 54302 8081½b

G&T, Milano 1907-05-02
Carmen (Bizet): Con voi ber with Francesco Cigada and Ines Salvador 54356 10516b
Lohengrin (Wagner): Cessaron i canti alfin with Fernando De Lucia   054171 11701/2c
Lohengrin (Wagner): Mai devi domandarvi with Fernando De Lucia   054175 1171c
Carmen (Bizet): La tua madre with Fernando De Lucia 054172 1172c
Faust (Gounod):  Tardi si fa with Fernando de Lucia 054173 1173c 

G&T, Milano 1907-05-06
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti):  Veranno a te  with Gennaro De Tura 54341 10550b
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti):  Se tradirmi tu potrai with Francesco Cigada 54346 10551b
Norma (Bellini): Casta Diva…Ah, bello a me ritorna 53510 10587b
Carmen (Bizet): Mia tu sei  with Ines Salvador, Francesco Cigada and Antonio Paoli 054162 12041/
2c
Ballo in Maschera (Verdi): O figlio d’inghilterra with Francesco Cigada, Aristodemo Sillich and Ines Salvador 54347 10585½b

Victor, 1907-05-06
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): D'un guardo, un sorrisetto 68272 1189c
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Pronta io son with Ernesto Badini 68272 1198c

G&T, Milano 1907-06-04/07
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Versa Il Filtro wih Gaetano Pini-Corsi, Francesco Cigada and Antonio Paoli    054155 1245c
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Qual fiamma... Stridono lassu  35172 1225c
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Aitalo Signore with Gaetano Pini-Corsi, Francesco Cigada and Antonio Paoli 054157 12301/
2c
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Finale with Gaetano Pini-Corsi, Francesco Cigada, Antonio Paoli and Ernesto Badini 054158 1231c

Victor, USA 1907-06-04/07
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Nulla scordai with Francesco Cigada, and  Ernesto Badini 35173 1220c
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): So ben che difforme with Francesco Cigada 35173 1221c

G&T, Milano 1907-06-07/21
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti):  Regnava nel silenzio 53511 10645b
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti):  Quando rapita in estasi 53512 10646b
Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti): O luce di quest'anima 53513 10647b
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Finale with Augusto Barbaini, Gaetano Pini Corsi, Francesco Cigada and Ernesto Badini 054154 1241½c

Carmen (Bizet): Io dico no, no son paurosa  053136 1256c

Victor, USA 1907-06-07/21
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Guarda, Don Bartolo with Gaetano Pini-Corsi, Antonio Pini-Corsi and Ernesto Badini 63171 10638b
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Versa il filtro with Augusto Barbaini, Gaetano Pini Corsi and  Francesco Cigada 35175-A
Traviata (Verdi): Alfredo, Alfredo di questo core with Gaetano Pini-Corsi and  Ernesto Badini 68070 1251c

G&T, Milano 1907
Complete Pagliacci  (Leoncavallo) with Gaetano Pini-Corsi, Francesco Cigada,  Antonio Paoli and Ernesto Badini

Gramophone, Milano 1909-04-16
Mefistofele (Boito): Lontano, lontano with Gennaro De Tura 54399 13086b
Mefistofele (Boito): Amore e mistero with Gennaro de Tura and chorus 054265 1783c

Gramophone, Milano 1909-04-28
Il bacio (Arditi) 053236 1814c

Gramophone, Milano 1909-05-04
Traviata (Verdi): Alfredo, Alfredo with Gino Gotti Giovanelli and Francesco Federici 054264

Gramophone, Milano 1909-05-08
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Voi lo sapete 53566 13209b
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Sulla tomba che rinserra with Gino Gotti  Giovanelli 54445 13211b

Gramophone, Milano 1909-05-11
Sonnambula (Bellini): D'un pensiero with Aristodemo Giorgini 054250 1845c