Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Esperanza Clasenti (Soprano) (Havana 1882 - Milano 1935)

Very young she went to Madrid, where in 1896 she studied piano at the Conservatory. She studied singing under Anthony Ponsini and with Melchiorre Vidal in Milan. She made her debut in 1900 at Spalato in ‘’Otello’’. After the withdrawal she devoted her to teaching and spent the last years in the Casa di Riposo G.Verdi in Milan.

 Chronology of some appearances

1900 Spalato Teatro Comunale Otello (Desdemona)
1902 Merida Teatro Municipal Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia)
1904 Bari  Teatro Petruzzelli Mignon (Filina) 1904                               
1906    Buenos Ayres Teatro Opera   Wally (Walter)
1908  Modena Teatro Municipale Rigoletto (Gilda)
1910    Buenos Ayres Teatro Opera   Mignon (Filina)
1912 Cremona Teatro Ponchielli Otello (Desdemona)
1914 Mantova Teatro Sociale Otello (Desdemona)
1916 Rio de Janeiro Teatro Municipal Traviata (Violetta)
1918 Verona Teatro Ristori  Rigoletto (Gilda)
1921 Cremona Politeama Verdi Rigoletto (Gilda)
1930 Saint Vincent Teatro del Casino Concert


Fonotipia, Milano 1906-01-11
Malaguena (Pagans)   39448 XPh1551
Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti): Ah bel destin with T.  Ferraris 39452  XPh1565

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-01-16
Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Che soave zeffiretto with T.  Ferraris 39453  XPh1567

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-01-24
A Granada (Alvarez)  39456 XPh1582

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-03-06
Mignon (Thomas): Io son Titania 39502 XPh1682