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Emma Trentini (Soprano) (Mantova 1878 - Milan 1959)
She studied singing under Fritz Feinhals in Munich. Already in 1902 she appeared at the opera house of Siena. She had her first big success in 1904 at La Scala as Jane in ‘’Germania’’ of Franchetti. In 1905 she made guest appearance at Covent Garden of London as Oscar in ‘’Ballo in maschera’’ of Verdi and as Musetta in ‘’Bohème’’. In 1906 she appeared at the Teatro San Carlo of Naplesin the premiere of the opera ‘’Tess’’ of Frédéric d'Erlanger. Then from 1906-09 she sang at Manhattan Opera House in New York with great success. There she appeared among other things in the North American première of Debussy’s ‘’Pelléas et Mélisande’’. In the 1910-11 season she performed at New York Broadway in the premiere of the Victor Herbert’s operetta ‘’Naughty of Marietta’’. She started appearing only in operettas and sang in two other operettas of Victor Herbert - ‘’The Firefly’’ (1912) and ‘’The Peasant Girl’’ (1915). In 1916 she retired from the stage her; she lived later again in Italy.
Chronology of some appearances
1900 Casalmaggiore Teatro Sociale Boheme (Musetta)