Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Marguerite Namara (Soprano) ( Cleveland, Ohio November 19, 1888 - Marbella, Spain November 5, 1974)




Her real name was Margret Banks. First she studied singing under her mother, then at the Milan Conservatory. In 1908 she made her debut at the Teatro Politeama of Genova as Marguerite in ‘’Faust’’ of C. Gounod. In 1910 she sang in operettas in France, then trained under Jean de Reszke in Paris. As assistant artist she traveled together with Enrico Caruso, Pasquale Amato and Friedrich Kreisler during their tours by all over the world. Temporarily she accompanied famous dancer Isadora Duncan during her tours. She came back again to North America and became here a popular operetta soprano. In 1918 she was engaged by the Chicago Civil Opera, where she appeared till 1922, among other things as Micaela in ‘’Carmen’’, Olga in ‘’Fedora’’, Thaïs and Mimi in ‘’La Bohème’’. She made guest appearances at the Opera of New Orleans. In the 1923-1925 seasons she sang at the Opéra-Comique in Paris the parts of Mimi, Tosca, Thaïs and Violetta. With Manuel de Falla she studied Spanish, with Albert Wolff the French repertoire. In 1927 she was to be heard in America once more as an operetta diva and now came out also as an actress. Also she was active in sound films (‘’Stolen moments’’ with Rudolph Valentino, ‘’Peter Ibbetson’’ with Gary Cooper). In the 1940-1943 seasons she sang operettas at the New York Broadway; in 1944 she appeared in recital at the New York Carnegie Hall. As a painter she took part several times in exhibitions in America.

Chronology of some appearances

1908 Genova Teatro Politeama Faust (Marguerite)
1918-1922 Chicago Civil Opera
1923-1925 Paris Opéra-Comique

RECORDING FOR SALE









Private recording
Gismonda (Fevrier): Toute blanche 

Hugo Meyer-Welfing (Tenor) (1905, 25/3, Hannover – 1969, 2/11, Wien)




He worked as a taxi driver. He studied singing at the Conservatory of Hannover. He made his debut in 1928 at the Stadttheater in Osnabrück. Since 1956 he was a professor of the Vienna conservatoire.

Chronology of some appearances

1928 Osnabrück Stadttheater
1930’s Aachen Stadttheater
1938-1940 Königsberg Stadttheater
 1940-1943 Stettin Stadttheater
1943 Wien Volksoper
1945 Wien Staatsoper 

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Odeon, Berlin 1941-04-25
Tiefland (d'Albert): Zwei Vaterunser bet' ich O-7963 xxB8796
Tiefland (d'Albert): Schau her, das ist ein Taler O-7963 xxB8797

Odeon, Berlin 1941-09-03
Tosca (Puccini): Wie sich die Bilder gleichen O-7977 xxB8856
Tosca (Puccini): Und es blitzten die Sterne O-7977 xxB8857

Odeon, Berlin 1941-10-22Turandot (Puccini): O weine nicht, Liu O-3609 xxB8886

Odeon, Berlin 1942-08-20
Aida (Verdi): Holde Aida O-3609 xxB9033

Odeon, Berlin 1942-08-21
Traviata (Verdi): So hold, so reizend with Rudolph O-3611 xxB9036
Traviata (Verdi): O laß uns fliehen with Rudolph O-3611 xxB9037

Odeon, Berlin 1943-06-23Carmen (Bizet): Hier an dem Herzen treu geborgen O-3638 xxB9173
Traviata (Verdi): Entfernt von ihr... Ach ihres Auges Zauberblick O-3638 xxB9174
Columbia, Wien
Zauberflöte (Mozart): Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön DX1385 CHAX276
Don Giovanni (Mozart): Nur ihrem Frieden DX1385 CHAX277



















Tito Schipa (Tenor) (Lecce 27 December 1888 – New York City 16 December 1965)




His real name was Raffaele Attilio Amedeo Schipa. First he studied singing under Alceste Gerunda in Lecce, then with Emilio Piccoli in Milan. He made his debut in 1909 at the Teatro Politeama Facchinetti of Vercelli as Alfredo in G. Verdi’s ‘’La Traviata’’. 

Chronology of some appearances

1909 Vercelli Teatro Politeama Facchinetti Traviata (Alfredo)
1910 Messina Teatro Mastrojeni Traviata (Alfredo)
1911 Roma Teatro Quirino Werther (Werther)
1912 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1913 Buenos Aires Teatro Colon Sonnambula (Elvino)
1914 Roma Teatro Costanzi Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1915 Milano La Scala Prince Igor (Vladimir)
1916 Montevideo Teatro Solis Falstaff (Fenton)
1917 Monte Carlo Opera La Rondine (Ruggero) (World Premiere)
1918 Madrid Reale Manon (De Grieux)
1919-1932 Chicago Opera Rigoletto (Duca) (Debut)
1930 Roma Teatro Reale dell'Opera Elisir d’amore (Nemorino)
1930  Roma Teatro Reale dell'Opera Don Pasquale (Ernesto)
1932-1935 New York Metropolitan Opera Elisir d’amore (Nemorino) (Debut)
1935 Torino Teatro Regio Werther (Werther)
1939 Roma Teatro Reale dell'Opera Sonnambula (Elvino)
1941 New York Metropolitan Opera Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio)
1942 Roma Teatro Reale dell'Opera Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)
1944 Roma Teatro Reale dell'Opera Traviata (Alfredo)
1948 Roma Teatro Reale dell'Opera Elisir d’amore (Nemorino)
1948 Roma Teatro Reale dell'Opera Werther (Werther)
1950 Roma Teatro Reale dell'Opera Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)

FIRST RECORDINGS FOR SALE










Gramophone, Milano 1913-11-10
Manon (Massenet): Ah dispar vision 052421 722aj

Gramophone, Milano 1913-11-12
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Cielo e mar 252130 2893ah
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Tu che a Dio 252142 2894ah
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia 252133 2895ah
Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle 252134 2896ah

Gramophone, Milano 1913-11-14
Traviata (Verdi): Un dì felice with Nina Garelli 254060 2900ah
Rigoletto (Verdi): Ella mi fu rapita 252143 2901ah
Rigoletto (Verdi): Parmi veder le lagrime 252144 2902ah
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): O Lola (Siciliana) 252127 2903ah
Bohème (Puccini): Che gelida manina 052422 731aj

Gramophone, Milano 1913-11-15
Traviata (Verdi): Libiam ne' lieti calici (Brindisi) with Nina Garelli 254059 2904ah

Gramophone, Milano 1913-11-21
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Viva il vino (Brindisi) (w. chorus) 252128 2907ah

Gramophone, Milano 1913-11-26
Faust (Gounod): Salve dimora 252147 2916ah

Pathé, Milano 1916?
Tosca (Puccini): O dolci mani 10242 86557
Zazà (Leoncavallo): Ed ora mi domando 10241 86559
Arlesiana (Cilea): È la solita storia 10243 86561
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Ecco ridente 10244 86562
Tosca (Puccini): Amaro sol per te with Giuseppina Baldassare-Tedeschi 12554 86563
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Oh sorte già veggo 10244 86564
Tosca (Puccini): Trionfal di nuova speme with Giuseppina Baldassare-Tedeschi 12554 86565
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): O Colombina 10241  86566
Manon (Massenet): Il sogno 10243 86567
Rigoletto (Verdi): Questa o quella 10242  86568

Pathé, Milano 1918/1919
Bohème (Puccini): Che gelida manina 10314 80841
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia 10315  80842
Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle 10315  80843
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna è mobile 10316 80845
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Siciliana 10314 80846
Ay, ay, ay! (Freire) 13090 80847
Granadinas (Barrera) 54041 80848
Pesca d'amore (Barthélemy) 13081 80851
Chi senne scorda cchiù (Barthélemy) 13081 80852
Amarilli (Caccini) 13082 80853
Panis angelicus (Franck) 13083 80854
Agnus Dei (Bizet) 13082 80855
Ave Maria (Schipa) 13083 80856
La Bruja (Chapí): Jota 13080 80859
Princesita (Padilla) 13080 85960

Pathé, New York 1921?
Somewhere a voice is calling (Tate) 54047 68381
Sonnambula (Bellini): Prendi l'anel ti dono 54052 68382
Marechiare (Tosti) 54051 68383
Falstaff (Verdi): Dal labbro il canto 54060 68384
Santa Lucia (Cottrau) 54049 68385
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Cercherò lontana terra 54056  68386
Traviata (Verdi): Dei miei bollenti spiriti 54045 E-68256
Mariposa (-) 54075




















Josefine von Artner (Soprano) (10. November 1869 in Prag – 7. September 1932 in Leipzig)




Her real name was Josefine von Artanyi. She was a daughter of a colonel of the Austrian-Hungarian army and the singer Marie von Artner-Grenso. She studied singing under Ludwig Reiss in Vienna and made her debut in 1885 at the Opernhaus in Leipzig. In 1895 she appeared in Berlin as soloist in the premiere of the Symphony No. 2 by Gustav Mahler. Since 1910 she taught singing in Dresden, later in Leipzig. Also her sister Gabriele von Artner (1871-1935) was active as an opera singer.

Chronology of some appearances

1885-1890 Leipzig Opernhaus
1888 Leipzig Opernhaus Die drei Pintos (Weber) (Premiere)
1890-1893 Wien Hofoper
1892 Wien Hofoper Ritter Pazmán (Johann Strauss) (Premiere)
1893-1908 Hamburg Stadttheater
1889 Vienna Hofoper
1896-1906 Bayreuth festival
1897 Dresden Hofoper
1898 London Covent Garden Fidelio (Marzelline)
1899 Amsterdam Opera Rheingold (Woglinde) (Premiere)
1901 Berlin Hofoper
1904 Hamburg Stadttheater Der Kobold (Siegfried Wagner) (Premiere)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









G&T, Bayreuth 1904
Rheingold (Wagner): Wallala!... Schäme dich, Albe with Knüpfer-Egli & Metzger 44406 Bay1113e

Helene Offenberg (Soprano) (Wien 1877 - ? 1914)





She studied at the Vienna Konservatorium under Rose Papier-Paumgartner and made her debut at the Stadttheater in Königsberg (1897). After her marriage she also appeared under the name Helene Offenberg-Wolfsson.

Chronology of some appearances

1897-1899 Königsberg Stadttheater
1899-1900 Brünn Opernhaus
1900 Dresden Opernhaus
1900 Köln Opernhaus
1901-1906 Hannover Hoftheater
1902 Frankfurt a.M. Opernhaus
1903 Munich Opernhaus
1903 Wiesbaden Hoftheater
1904-1909 Hamburg Stadttheater
1906 Berlin Opernhaus
1908 Berlin Opernhaus
1910-1911 Graz Theater
1911-1914 Lübeck Stadttheater

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G&T, Berlin 1907
Freischütz (Weber): Leise, leise fromme Weise 043107  353s 

Pietro Friggi (Bass)




Chronology of some appearances

1909 Torino Teatro Regio Un racconto d'inverno (venditore ambulante)
1910 Torino Teatro Regio Guglielmo Ratcliff (John)
1922 Bergamo Teatro Donizetti Il piccolo Marat  (spia)
1923 Bergamo Teatro Donizetti Tristano e Isotta (Melò)
1923 Bologna Teatro Comunale Il piccolo Marat  (tigre)
1923 Bologna Teatro Comunale Francesca da Rimini (giullare)
1926 Parma Teatro Regio Ballo in maschera (Tom)
1926 Parma Teatro Regio Sansone e Dalila (Abimelecco)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Favorite, Verona 1911?
Don Carlo (Verdi): Dormirò sol 1-35560
Puritani (Bellini): Cinta di fior 1-35562


Aenne Hindermann (Soprano) (Minden 10. 2. 1872 - Menden 17. 11. 1955)





She began her stage career in 1895 at the Stadttheater of Aachen, where she appeared till 1898.

Chronology of some appearances

1895-1898 Aachen Stadttheater
1898-1901 Magdeburg Stadttheater
1899-1912 Berlin Hofoper
1900 Dresden Hofoper
1900 Leipzig Opernhaus
1901-1912 Hamburg Stadttheater
1904 Schwerin Hoftheater
1907 Hamburg Stadttheater

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Odeon, Berlin? 1907
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Mit starrem Angesicht 51276 xB2753
Mignon (Thomas): Titania ist herabgestiegen (Polonaise) 51277 xB2755
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Arie der Rosine, pt 1 64311
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Arie der Rosine, pt 2 64312

Die Nachtigall (Alabieff) 64493
Schweizer Echolied (Eckert) 64501


Kurt Frederich (Tenor) (Karlsruhe, Germany 29. 5. 1884 - Germany, after 1954)




He received his education in Berlin and made his debut in 1902 at the Deutschen Theater in Prague as Alessandro Stradella in ‘’Alessandro Stradella’’ of  Flotow. He remained there till 1904 and then appeared at the Hoftheater in Wiesbaden, where he sang till 1912. In the 1911-1913 seasons he was a member of the Kurfürsten-Oper in Berlin. On 23. 12. 1911 here he sang the part of Gennaro in the premiere of the opera ‘’I Gioielli della Madonna’’ of E. Wolf-Ferrari. Since 1916 he taught singing in Berlin Conservatory. He made successful guest appearances in Dresden, Kassel, Gotha, Cologne, Leipzig and Strasbourg. His repertoire included Lyonel in ‘’Martha’’, George Brown in ‘’La Dame blanche’’ of L. Boieldieu, Wilhelm Meister in ‘’Mignon’’ of A. Thomas, Alfredo in ‘’La Traviata’’, Lorenzo in ‘’Fra Diavolo’’ of Auber, Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’, Manrico in ‘’Il Trovatore’’ and Lohengrin. His brother was the theatrical manager and author Fritz Friedmann-Frederich (1884-1934).

Chronology of some appearances

1902-1904 Prague Deutschen Theater
1905-1912 Wiesbaden Hoftheater
1911-1913 Berlin Kurfürsten-Oper

RECORDINGS FOR SALE










Gramophone, Berlin 1912-09-12
Kuhreigen (Kienzl): Sie müsste sein wie eine Fee 61966 1416ak

Gramophone, Berlin 1912-09-16
Kuhreigen (Kienzl): Ein Tanz war mein Leben with von der Osten 65402 238al


Ciro Patino (Baritone)




Chronology of some appearances

1914 Bologna Teatro Comunale Parsifal (Klingsor) shared with Edoardo Faticanti
1914 Roma Teatro Costanzi Isabeau (Faidit)
1914 Roma Teatro Costanzi Boheme (Schaunard)
1922 Roma Teatro Costanzi Il piccolo Marat (carpentiere)
1922 Roma Teatro Costanzi Boheme (Marcello)
1923 Parma Teatro Regio Manon Lescaut (Lescaut) shared with Umberto Sartori
1923 Parma Teatro RegioFalstaff (Ford)
1923 Firenze Teatro Teatro alla Pergola I Compagnacci (-)

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Odeon Fonotipia, Milano 1908-01-01 
Teatro alla Scala Milano Choir
Faust (Gounod): Tu puoi la spada frangere 37779 xM 1310

Alfredo Papi (Bass) (Spain 1870 ? - ?)




He made his debut in Spain. His italian debut was happened at the Teatro Manzoni in Roma as Silva in ''Ernani''.

Chronology of some appearances

1894 Roma Teatro Manzoni Ernani (Silva)
1896 Forlì Teatro Comunale Jone di E. Petrella (Burbo)
1898 Palermo Teatro Massimo Aida (Re)
1900 Barcellona Teatro Buen Retiro Boheme (Colline)
1901 Reggio Emilia Teatro Municipale Favorita (Baldassarre)
1902 Messina Teatro  Vittorio Emanuele Boheme (Colline)
1908 Monterotondo Teatro Comunale Concerto

RECORDINGS FOR SALE 











Puerto y Novella, Valencia, cylinder
Faust (Gounod): Duo del prologo with Lorenzo Abruñedo
Ernani (Verdi): Lo vedremo o veglio audace with Gabriel Hernandez 

Iris Adami Corradetti (Soprano) (Milano 14. 3. 1903 - Padova 26. 6. 1998)




She studied singing under her mother Bice Adami, a famous soprano. Her father was also very popular baritone Ferruccio Corradetti. She made her debut in 1927 at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milano as Rosalina in F. Vittadini’s opera ‘’Anima allegra’’. She retired from the stage in 1948. She became a highly respected vocal pedagogue. First she taught in Trieste, then since 1959 she was as a professor of the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello in Venice, last in Padua. She was among other things the teacher of Katia Ricciarelli, Margherita Roberti and Katharina Ikonomou.

Chronology of some appearances

1926 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Anima allegra (Carolita)
1927 Milano La Scala Sly (Rosalina) (Debut)
1929 Milano La Scala The Tale of Tsar Saltan di N. Rimsky-Korsakov (-) (Premiere)
1931 Milano La Scala Bacco in Toscana M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco (-) (Premiere)
1931 Milano La Scala La Notte di Zoraima di I. Montemezzi (-) (Premiere)
1936 Milano La Scala Il Campiello di E. Wolf-Ferrari (Lucieta) (Premiere)
1938 Milano La Scala Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San)
1939 Roma Opera Monte Ivnor (-) di L. Rocca (Premiere)
1942 Firenze Teatro Comunale Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE










Cetra, 1940-05-24 Lodoletta (Mascagni): Flammen, perdonami CC2174 CB20265
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Un bel dì, vedremo CC2174 CB20265

Cetra, 1940-05-29?
Francesca da Rimini (Zandonai): Paolo, datemi pace TI7014 50499

















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Geraldine Farrar (Soprano) (Melrose, Massachusetts February 28, 1882 – Ridgefield, Connecticut March 11, 1967)





She was the daughter of a very popular American baseball player Sidney Farrar. First she studied singing under J. H. Long in Boston, then continued her education with Emma Thursby in New York. In 1899 she went to Paris and became a pupil of Trabadello.  She concluded her studies with Graziani and at the end with Lilli Lehmann in Berlin. In 1901 she made her debut at the Hofoper in Berlin as Marguerite in ‘’Faust’’of C. Gounod. 

Chronology of some appearances

1901 Berlin Hofoper Faust (Marguerite)
1901 Berlin Hofoper Traviata (Violetta)
1902 Berlin Hofoper Pagliacci (Nedda)
1903 Berlin Hofoper Manon (Manon)
1904 Monte Carlo Opera Boheme (Mimi)
1905 Monte Carlo Opera Amica (Amica)
1905 Berlin Hofoper Tannhäuser (Elisabeth)
1906 Berlin Hofoper Rigoletto (Gilda)
1906 Monte Carlo Opera L'Ancêtre di C. Saint-Saëns (-)
1906 Paris Nouveau Théâtre Le Clown di I. de Camondo (-)
1906 Salzburg festival Don Giovanni (Zerline)
1906 Warsaw Opera Andrea Chenier (Maddalena)
1906 New York Metropolitan Opera  Romeo et Juliette (Juliette) (Debut)
1907 Berlin Hofoper Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San) (Premiere)
1907 New York Metropolitan Opera Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San) (Premiere)
1910 Salzburg festival Don Giovanni (Zerline)
1910 New York Metropolitan Opera Königskindern di E. Humperdinck (-) (Premiere)
1911 New York Metropolitan Opera l Segreto di Susanna di E. Wolf-Ferrari (-) (Premiere)
1911 New York Metropolitan Opera Ariane et barbel-blue di P. Dukas (-) (Premiere)
1912 New York Metropolitan Opera Le donne curiose di E. Wolf-Ferrari (-) (Premiere)
1912 New York Metropolitan Opera Manon (Manon) (Premiere)
1914 New York Metropolitan Opera Carmen (Carmen)
1915 New York Metropolitan Opera Madame Sans-Gêne di U. Giordano (-) (Premiere)
1918 New York Metropolitan Opera Suor Angelica di G. Puiccini (-) (Premiere)
1918 New York Metropolitan Opera Lodoletta di P. Mascagni (Lodoletta) (Premiere)
1920 New York Metropolitan Opera Zaza (Zaza) (Premiere)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE










G&T, Berlin 1904-03?
Traviata (Verdi): Follie! follie!... Sempre libera 53344 2173h
Mignon (Thomas): Non conosci il bel suol 53345 2174h

G&T, Berlin 1904-05?
Mattinata (Tosti) 53363 2250h

G&T, Berlin 1904-12?
Roland von Berlin (Leoncavallo): Elisabeths Gesang an der Leiche Hennings, act 4 43632 2496L

G&T, Berlin 1905-09-27
Cherry Ripe (Horn) 3620 3798h
Dear Heart (Mattei) 3621 3799h
Faust (Gounod): Juwelenarie 43721 3802h
Caro mio ben (Giordani) 53430 3801h
Mefistofele (Boito): L'altra notte in fondo al mare 53425 3800h
Mignon (Thomas): Kennst du das Land 43733 3803h

G&T, Berlin 1906-06-23
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Je veux vivre  33618 1315r
Traviata (Verdi): Follie! Follie!... Sempre libera 53469 1316r
Domino Noir (Auber): Ines so schön 43780 1313r
Manon (Massenet): Gavotte 43796 1314r

G&T, Berlin 1906-09
Martha (Flotow): Letzte Rose 43841 4718h
Rigoletto (Verdi): E il sol dell'anima with Jörn 54311 4720h
Faust (Gounod): Es ist schon spät with Jörn 2-44137 4721h
Tannhäuser (Wagner): Gepriesen sei die Stunde with Jörn 2-44145 4719h



















Thursday, February 25, 2016

Max Lohfing (Bass) (Blankenhain bei Weimar 20. 5. 1870 † Hamburg 9. 9. 1953)





First he became an elementary teacher, then studied singing under Bodo Borchers in Leipzig and made his debut at the Stadttheater in Metz as Hermit in ‘’Freischütz’’ (1894). He was appointed the honorary member of the Hamburg Opera. His younger brother Robert Lohfing (1876-1929) was also made a successful career as an opera singer.

Chronology of some appearances

1894-1896 Metz Stadttheater Freischütz (Hermit) (Debut)
1896-1897 Stettin Stadttheater
1898-1940 Hamburg Stadttheater
1899 Berlin Hofoper
1902 Bayreuth festival Fliegenden Holländer (Daland)
1902 Bayreuth festival Walküre (Hunding)
1904-1906 Zürich Stadttheater
1907 London Covent Garden
1930 The Hague Opera Così fan tutte (Alfonso)

Chronology of appearances in opera premieres

1904 Hamburg Stadttheater Der Kobold (S. Wagner)
1905 Hamburg Stadttheater Bruder Lustig (S. Wagner)
1907 Hamburg Stadttheater Tragadalbas (E. d'Albert)
1908 Hamburg Stadttheater Versiegelt (L. Blech)
1908 Hamburg Stadttheater Sternengebot (S. Wagner)
1909 Hamburg Stadttheater Izeyl (E. d'Albert)
1911 Hamburg Stadttheater Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss)
1912 Hamburg Stadttheater Die Brautwahl (F. Busoni)
1918 Hamburg Stadttheater Meister Grobian (A. Winternitz)
1920 Hamburg Die Strohwitwe (L. Blech)
1923 Hamburg Stadttheater Mareike von Nymwegen (E. d'Albert)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE 









Parlophon, Berlin 1911-04?
Lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Nicolai): In einem Waschkorb with Bronsgeest P702 P388
Lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Nicolai): Wie freu' ich mich with Bronsgeest P703 P388
Don Giovanni (Mozart): Fröhlich sei mein Abendessen with Bronsgeest P704. P389 
Don Giovanni (Mozart): O hochgeschätzte Statue with Bronsgeest P705 P389

Lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Nicolai): Als Büblein klein P709 P363
Waffenschmied (Lortzing): Auch ich war ein Jüngling P709 2-709
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): Piff, paff, puff P710 P362

Odeon, Berlin 1913-07?
Faust (Gounod): Serenade 52135

Pathé, Berlin 1913-08?
Lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Nicolai): Du reizend holdes Schätzlein with von Skilondz & Ober 55776


Lina Pagliughi (Soprano) (Brooklyn, New York May 27, 1907 - Rome, Italy October 2, 1980)




She studied singing in Milan under Gaetano Bavagnoli and made her debut in 1927 at the Teatro Nazionale in Milan as Gilda in ‘’Rigoletto’’. The same year she married tenor Primo Montanari (1895-1972). 

Chronology of some appearances

1927 Milano Teatro Nazionale Rigoletto (Gilda)
1931 Montecarlo Théâtre du Casino Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia)
1931 Montecarlo Théâtre du Casino Rigoletto (Gilda)
1938 Parma Teatro Regio Rigoletto (Gilda)
1947 Milano La Scala Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









HMV, Milano 1931 Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Splendon le sacre faci C2909 2M352
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Spargi d'amaro pianto C2909 2M353

Parlophone, Torino 1932 - 1934
Clo Clo (Lehár): Canto del cuore GP91960 151374
Clo Clo (Lehár): Il mondo gira intorno all'amore GP91960 151375

Parlophone, Torino 1934-06-22
Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti): Da quel di che t'incontrai, pt 1 with Franco Perulli
Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti): Da quel di che t'incontrai, pt 2 with Franco Perulli
Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti): A consolarmi affrettati with Rita Monticone PP60012 2-84613

Parlophone, Torino 1935-12-29
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Una voce poco fà PP60000 2-84629
Don Pasquale (Donizetti): Quel guardo... So anch'io PP60000 2-84632

Parlophone, Torino 1936-11-21
Coq d'Or (Rimsky-Korsakov): Aria della Regina (Hymn to the Sun) PE55 2-84650

Parlophone, Torino 1936-11-26?
Così fan tutte (Mozart): Come scoglio PE57 2-84653

Cetra, Torino 1938-11-29
Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet): Siccome un dì CC2103 2-70189

Cetra, Torino 1938/1939
Nozze di Figaro (Mozart): Giunse alfine il momento... Deh vieni non tardar  TI7001 50107
Don Giovanni (Mozart): Batti, batti   TI7001 50108
Lakmé (Delibes): Bell song, pt 1 TI7002 50109
Lakmé (Delibes): Bell song, pt 2 TI7002 50110
Elisir d'amore (Donizetti): Prendi, per me si libero TI7003 50111   

Cetra, Torino 1941-10?
Guarany (Gomez): C'era una volta un principe CB20287 2-70631  

Cetra, Torino 1942-07?
Carmen (Bizet): Air de Micaëla BB25110 2-70765
Semiramide (Rossini): Bel raggio lusinghier BB25110 2-70766



José Soler (Tenor) (Barcelona, Spain 22. 02. 1904 - Montevideo, Uruguay 30. 8. 1999)




He made his debut at the Teatro del Casino Municipale in San Remo as Alfredo in ''La Traviata''. 

Chronology of some appearances

1947 San Remo Teatro del Casino Municipale Traviata (Alfredo)
1947 Firenze Teatro Verdi Trovatore (Manrico)
1947 Padua Teatro Verdi  Traviata (Alfredo)
1947 Parma Teatro Regio Rigoletto (Duca) 
1947 Barcelona Teatro Liceo Trovatore (Manrico)
1948 Venezia Teatro La Fenice Turandot (Calaf)
1948 Buenos Aires Teatro Colon Mefistofele (Faust)
1948 Catania Teatro MassimoGioconda (Enzo)
1949 Barcelona Liceo Africana (Vasco)
1950 Novara Teatro Coccia Rigoletto (Duca)
1951 Savona Teatro Chiabrera Manon Lescaut (De Grieux)
1952 Piacenza Teatro Trovatore (Manrico)
1953 France Teatro de Rouen Aida (Radames)
1954 Lisboa Coliseu Aida (Radames)
1955 Módena Teatro Comunale Trovatore (Manrico)
1956 Nice Opera Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)
1956 Nimes Teatro Municipal Pagliacci (Canio)
1956 Milan Teatro Lirico Rigoletto (Duca)
1957 Argel Teatro de Opera Rigoletto (Duca)
1958 Cento Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Borgatti Trovatore (Manrico)
1963 Montevideo Teatro Solis Rigoletto (Duca)
1964 Buenos Aires Anfiteatro Municipal Trovatore (Manrico)
1974 Montevideo Teatro Solis Pagliacci (Canio)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE









Cetra, 1953-01-21
Trovatore (Verdi): Di quella pira AT0318
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia AT0319


Cetra, 1953-02-03

Trovatore (Verdi): Ah, si ben mio AT0318
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba AT0319