Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Teresa Chelotti (Soprano) (Modena 1861 - 1927)

She made her debut in 1896 at the Teatro Sociale of Ostiglia as Elvira in ‘’Ernani’’. In 1900 Chelotti made guest appearance in Cairo where at the Teatro Esbekieh she sang with Giuseppe Anselmi. In 1902 she guested in Genoa. In 1904 as a partner of Mattia Battistini she appearaed at the Teatro Comunale of Florence in Verdi’s ‘’Ballo in maschera’’ and ‘’Ernani’’. In 1903 she married Italian conductor Gramegna. In 1905 a guest performance followed in St. Petersburg Conservatory where she sang the role of Leonora in ‘’Trovatore’’. In that year she had very successful appearance at the Teatro Municipal of  Santiago del Cile in  Verdi’s ‘’Aida’’. In 1906 she guested in Brescia and Firenze, then in Bilbao and Turin. In 1912 she sang the role of Santuzza in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’ under the management of the composer at the London Hippodrome. In 1914 she performed in Venice in ‘’ Gioconda’’ and  ‘’Lucrezia Borgia’’. She retired in 1915.

Chronology of some appearances

1896 Ostiglia Teatro Sociale Ernani (Elvira)
1904 Florence Teatro Comunale Ballo in maschera (Amelia)
1905 St. Petersburg Conservatory Trovatore (Leonora)
1905 Santiago del Cile Teatro Municipal Aida (Aida)
1912 London Hippodrome Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)



Zonophone, USA
Aida (Verdi): Ritorna vincitor 24019
Aida (Verdi): O cieli azurri 24021
Aida (Verdi): Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate with Giovanni Novelli 12674
Aida (Verdi): Part 2 with Giovanni Novelli 12675

Columbia, Milano
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Voi lo sapete D9277 11310
Aida (Verdi): Rivedrai le foreste with Cesare Formichi D 4383 11298
Aida (Verdi): Su dunque sorgete with Cesare Formichi D 4383 11299
Forza del destino (Verdi): Pace mio Dio D4353 11317  
Trovatore (Verdi): Mira d'acerbe lagrime, pt 1 with Cesare Formichi D4350 11300
Trovatore (Verdi): Mira d'acerbe lagrime, pt 2 with Cesare Formichi D4350 11301
Trovatore (Verdi): Vivrà contende il giubilo with Cesare Formichi D4352 11308

Fonotipia, Milano, 12-04-1907
Trovatore (Verdi): D'amor sull'ali rosee 62023 xph2534
Trovatore (Verdi): Tacea la notte placida 39913 xph2535

Chelotti Teresa by Stampanoni

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