Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Giorgina Caprile (Soprano) (Firenze 1877 - Roma 1951)


She studied in Milan with Carignani. Her stage debut took place in 1900 at the Teatro Costanzi of Rome as Suzel in Mascagni’s ‘’Lamico Fritz’’, while the famous tenor Fernando De Lucia sang the role of Fritz. In the same season they also appeared together in Puccini’s ‘Boheme’’. During the  following 15 years she performed with success not only at the big Italian opera houses, but also in South American theatres. Among her best roles are Violetta in "La Traviata", Tosca in Puccini’s opera of the same name, Mimi in ‘’Boheme’’ and Manon in ‘’Manon Lescaut’’.

Chronology of some appearances

1900 Roma Teatro Costanzi Amico Fritz (Suzel)
1902 Carrara Teatro Degli Animosi Manon Lescaut (Manon)
1904 Milano Teatro Lirico Traviata (Violetta)
1906 Ferrara Teatro Comunale Mefistofele (Margherita/Elena)
1908 Barcellona Teatro Liceo Traviata (Violetta)
1910 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Traviata (Violetta)
1912Varsavia Teatro Imperiale Stagione
1913 Trieste Politeama Rossetti Traviata (Violetta)



Fonotipia, Milano 1906-03-09
Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea): Poveri fiori 39530 XPh1687
Manon (Massenet): Fanciulla, il vostro nome with Elvino Ventura 39552 XPh1690
Lasciali dir tu m'ami (Quaranta) 39531 XPh1692

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-06-21
Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea): Ma dunque e vero? with Giuseppe Krismer 92573 xph3960
Damnation de Faust (Berlioz): Angelo mio with Giuseppe Krismer 92574 XPh3961

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-06-23
Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea): La dolcissima effigie with Giuseppe Krismer 92578 xph 3977

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-06-24
Traviata (Verdi): Parigi, o cara with Giuseppe Krismer 92597 xph3983

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-06-25
Bohème (Leoncavallo): Mimì Pinson 92575 XPh3986
Amico Fritz (Mascagni): Bel cavaliere 92576 XPh3987

Gramophone, Milano 1912-03-06
Traviata (Verdi): Gran dio with Enrico Conforti 054381 02335v

Edison 2-min cylinders, 1913?
Traviata (Verdi): Addio del passato Unpubl. 44925

Gramophone, Milano 1913-11-10
Amico Fritz (Mascagni): Han della porpora with Guido Ciccolini 054465 720aj

Caprile by Stampanoni

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