Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Jan 9, 2017

Guido Agnoletti (Tenor)




In 1920 he appeared at the Politeama Reinach in Parma in operettas ‘’Eva’’ (Franz Lehar), ‘’La vedova allegra’’ (Franz Lehar), ‘’La rosa di Stambul’’ (Leo Fall), ‘’Amore in maschera’’ (Ivan Darclée), ‘’Finalmente soli!’’ (Franz Lehar) and  ‘’La favola dei lillà’’  (Bruno Grani). In 1931 he again performed at the same theatre, this time in operettas ‘’L'isola verde’’ (Giuseppe Pietri), ‘’Miss Italia’’ (Alfredo Cuscinà), ‘’Lo zarevich’’ (Franz Lehar) and ‘’Crema di chic’’(Carlo Lombardo).

Chronology of some appearances


1919    Roma  Teatro Nazionale Traviata (Alfredo)
1920    Novara Teatro Coccia Traviata (Alfredo)
1932    Roma  Eiar La Rondine (Prunier)
1933    Roma  Teatro Argentina La Corsaresca di P.La Rotella (Dauro)
1935    Roma  Eiar Gianni Schicchi (Gherardo)

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Columbia 1930
Invano  CQ 150 WB 3336 

Edison Bell, London?
Si (Mascagni): I tasti saltellanti in fila with Amelia Armolli X549 X1829
Si (Mascagni): M'amassi tu with Amelia Armolli X549 X1830























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Jan 8, 2017

Anna De Revers (Soprano) (Vilnius, Lithuania 1880 - ?)




She was born into polish family. She studied singing in Warsaw and continued her education in Italy under Crisp. Her Italian debut was happened in 1900 at the Teatro Sociale of Colorno in ‘’Maria di Rohan’’. In 1928 she went to USA.

Chronology of some appearances

1900 07 Colorno Teatro Sociale Maria dI Rohan (Maria)
1902 La Spezia Politeama Duca di Genova Aida (Aida)
1903 01 Lisbona Teatro San Carlos Boheme (Mimi)
1905 01/02 Cagliari Teatro Civico Ernani (Elvira)
1906 01 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Andrea Chenier (Maddalena)
1908 01 Syra Teatro Apollo Aida (Aida)
1910 Caracas Teatro Municipal Trovatore (Leonora)
1912 Mantova Teatro Sociale Ernani (Elvira)
1916 Melbourne Teatro Princess Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1917 Auckland His Majesty's Tosca (Tosca)
1919 Costantinopoli Teatro Noveau  Trovatore (Leonora)

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Favorite, Verona
Faust (Gounod): Morte di Valentino with Ernesto Badini Laura Mellerio 
Ernani (Verdi): Ernani involami 1-36068
Traviata (Verdi) Prendi questa è l'immagine with Mario Matroiani, Attilio Giuliani & Ernesto Badini Favorite 2-39025


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Dec 10, 2016

Berthe Lowelly (Soprano) (Paris, France 1884 - ?)





Originally she wanted to become violinist for which she studied until M. Berthelier at the Conservatoire National de Paris until her singing voice was discovered. She began vocal training Mme Pierron-Danbé and made her debut in 1908 at the Théâtre Gaîté-Lyrique in Paris as Anna in "La Dame blanche" of Boieldieu. Her appearance was so successful, that she was engaged by this theater to perform next three seasons. Here among other things her repertoire included Lucia di Lammermoor, Queen Marguerite in ‘’Huguenots’’, Françoise in ‘’L'Attaque du moulin’’, parts in ‘’Quo vadis?’’, ‘’La Vivandière’’ and ‘’L'Africaine’’. She married the baritone Raymond Boulogne who also appeared at the Théâtre Gaîté-Lyrique. After successful appearances in Toulouse and Aix-les-Bains she joned in 1913 to the Opéra-Comique in Paris, where she had a shining debut as Philine in ‘’Mignon’’. She remained at this opera house many seasons and guested among other things in 1924 at the Opera House in Ghent as Marguerite de Valois in ‘’Huguenots’’. After her retirement she worked as pedagogue in Paris.

Chronology of some appearances

1908-1911 Paris Théâtre Gaîté-Lyrique
1913 Paris Opéra-Comique
1924 Ghent Opera House 

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Edison 2-min cylinder, Paris 1908?
Fille du Régiment (Donizetti): Salut à la France 18033
Noces de Jeannette (Massé): Cours mon aiguille 18053

Edison 4-min cylinder, Paris 1909?
Manon (Massenet): Je suis encore tout étourdie 17037 BA 27029
Rigoletto (Verdi): Air de Gilda 17062 BA 27050






















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Dec 9, 2016

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)

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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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Siegfried Adler (Tenor) (Kosova Hora, Czech Republic 21. 2. 1873 – ?)




He was born into a jewish family. First he was active as an officer, then he studied singing under Wallerstein in Prague and continued his education with Kroupa in Munich. In 1893 he made his debut at the Theater in Pilsen as Manrico in ‘’Trovatore’’,  then  in the 1894-1895 season he sang at the Municipal Theater in Ulm. From 1895 to 1897 he appeared at the Theater in Teplice, in the 1897-1898 season made guest appearances at the Theater in Vienna, where completely sang operetta repertoire. From there he joined to the Munich Theater (1898-1901). In the 1901-1903 seasons he was a soloist of the Berlin West Theater, where he was to be heard again in opera parts. In 1903-04 he performed at the Municipal Theater of Frankfurt a. M., in the 1904-1905 season he sang at the New Operetta Theater of Hamburg. In the 1907-1908 season he made guest appearances at the Rembrandt-Theater in Amsterdam, in the 1909-1910 season at the Apollo-Theater in Vienna, 1910-1911 season again at the Theater in Vienna. During of Russia tour he joined to the Viennese operetta ensemble. Numerous guest performances followed in German and Austrian operetta stages, for a short time he appeared at the theater in Wroclaw. Then he lived in Munich and undertook guest performances. His repertoire included Tamino in ‘’Zauberflöte’’, Wilhelm Meister in ‘’Mignon’’, Bellamy in ‘’Glöckchen des Eremiten’’, Lohengrin and many other parts. It's unknown where he died. He made a few records for Edison, Kalliope and Gramophone, which are very rare.

Chronology of some appearances

1893 Pilsen Theater
1894-1895 Ulm Municipal Theater
1895-1897 Teplice Theater
1897-1898 Vienna Theater
1898-1901 Munich Theater
1901-1903 Berlin West Theater   
1903-1904 Frankfurt a. M. Municipal Theater
1904-1905 Hamburg  New Operetta Theater
1907-1908 Amsterdam  Rembrandt-Theater
1909-1910 Vienna Apollo-Theater
1910-1911 Vienna Theater

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Edison 2-min cylinder, Berlin 1905
Verlorenes Glück (Sprohwacker) 12253


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Bice Adami (Soprano) (Sandona 1875 - Padova 1969)





From an early age she came to Argentina and studied in Buenos Aires with the pedagogue Stiattesi. She made her debut in 1896 at Politeama Argentino of Buenos Aires in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’ and ‘’Pagliacci’’. Already in 1898 she was engaged to sing in the italian opera in Amsterdam. She appeared there in ‘’Pagliacci’’, ‘’Cavalleria rusticana’’ and ‘’Manon Lescaut’’. In Netherlands she met her husband, the baritone Ferruccio Corradetti. After the turn of the twenth century Adami sang primarily in Italian opera houses, among other things in Trieste, Venice, Catania and Rome. She sang also in the premiere of P. Mascagni’s ‘’Le Maschere’’ (Rome. Teatro Costanzi, 1901). After her retirement, she lived as a pedagogue in Padua and Alba Damonte belonged to her pupils. Her daughter, Iris Adami-Corradetti, was known as a successful opera singer.


Chronology of some appearances

1896 Buenos Aires Politeama Argentino Cavalleria rusticana (Santuzza)
1901 Rome Teatro Costanzi Le Maschere (Colombina)
1903  Venezia Teatro Fenice Cendrillon (Cendrillon)
1905 Torino Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Boheme (Musetta)
1908 Sassari Politeama Verdi Adriana Lecouvreur (Adriana)
1910 Castiglione delle Stiviere Teatro Sociale Tosca (Tosca)
1916 Milano Teatro Carcano Adriana Lecouvreur (Adriana)



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Berliner, Milano 1901-07
Trovatore (Verdi): Miserere with Giovanni Cesarani 54511 3261a

Berliner, Milano 1899-07
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Voi lo sapete 53163 2681
Faust  (Gounod): Aria die Gioielli 53165 2700
Educande di Sorrento (Usiglio):  Un bacio rendimi with Ferruccio Corradetti  54120 2886
Bohème (Puccini) Quando me'n vo' 53117 3349a


Odeon, Milano 1905/1906
Boheme (Puccini): Mimi pinson 7122  M398
Boheme (Puccini): Valzer di Musetta 37309 xM 399
Traviata (Verdi): Dite alla giovine with Ferruccio  Corradetti 37210 Xm446

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Gaston de Poumayrac (Tenor) (Toulouse, France 1877 - ?)




His real name was Gaston de Poumayrac de Masredon. From 1897 to 1899 he studied singing at the Toulouse Conservatory and won the first prizes. Under Paul Lhérie, Numa Auguez, and Théophile-Adolphe Manoury he continued his education at the Paris Conservatory (1900-1904). He made his debut at Paris Opéra-Comique on 9 October 1904 as Vincent in C. Gounod’s ‘’Mireille’’. He remained there until 1912, appearing mostly as Comprimario. In 1908 he made guest appearances at the Paris Gaîté Lyrique, performing in ‘’La fille du régiment’’ and ‘’Les dragons de Villars’’. Since 1912 he was the principal tenor of the Paris Folies-Dramatiques. He was an exclusive Pathé Company artist (1910-1912).

Chronology of some appearances

1904 Paris Opéra-Comique Mireille (Vincent)
1908 Paris Opéra-Comique La fille du régiment (Tonio)
1908 Paris Théâtre de la Gaîté-Lyrique Mireille (Andreloun)


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Pathé, Paris 1910 - 1912
Le régiment de Sambre-et-Meuse (Planquette) with Belhomme, Dangès & Devriès 0840
Un peu d' tout (Bernon) with Belhomme, Dangès & Devriès 0847
Les allobroges (Desaix) with Belhomme, Dangès & Devriès 0858
Carmen (Bizet): Je suis Escamillo with Albers 0976
Agnus Dei (Bizet) with Albers 2493

Pathé, Paris 1912?
Complete Rigoletto (Verdi): with K. Lapeyrette, R. Marvini, J. Noté, R. Lassalle, Dupré, H. Belhomme & chorus
Complete Traviata (Verdi): with M. Trosselli, J. Morlet, H. Belhomme, Gantéri, Dupré & chorus


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Nov 23, 2016

Irene Abendroth (Soprano) ( Lviv, Ukraine 1872 - Weidling, Vienna 1932)



Her parents were jewish. She showed quite early a special musical talent. At the age of eight she already appeared in a concert, then studied singing under Francesco Lamperti and Campanini in Milan, with Mampe-Babnigg and Aurelie Wilczek in Wien. In 1888 she made her concert debut in Karlsbad. Her opera debut was happened in 1889 at the Hofoper in Wien as Amina in ‘’La Sonnambula’’. In the 1889-1890 season she appeared at the Hofoper in Wien, from 1890 to 1891 season at the Latvijas Nacionālā Opera in Riga, in the 1891-1894 seasons at the Hofoper in München, from 1894 to 1899 seasons again at the Hofoper in Wien, where she performed in the premiere of the opera ‘’Das Heimchen am Herd’’ by Goldmark (21. 3. 1896). Since 1899 she was engaged by the the Hofoper in Dresden, where her career lasted till 1909 and reached her climax. She made guest appearances at the Hofopern of Berlin (several times between 1905 and 1907) and Stuttgart, at the Opernhaus in Frankfurt a.M. (1907), at the Deutschen Theater in Prag (1907) and at the Opernhaus in Leipzig. In Dresden she sang in 1902 in the German première of G. Puccini’s ‘’Tosca’’, on 30. 10. 1903 she took part there in the premiere of the opera ‘’Odysseus Tod’’ by August Bungert. Later she still appeared in the concert hall, however, worked since 1910 in Vienna as vocal pedagogue. Since 1900 she was married to Austrian Federal Railroad manager Thomas Joseph Taller, but during the inflation, after the First World War, she lost nearly her whole property and lived in poor relations in Vienna. She found her last place of rest on the cemetery of Weidling, not far from the grave of the poet Nikolaus Lenau. Her repertoire included Norma, Traviata, Philine in ‘’Mignon’’of A. Thomas, Rosina in ‘’Il Barbiere di Siviglia’’, Donna Elvira in ‘’ Don Giovanni’’, Isabella in ‘’Robert le Diable’’, Marguerite de Valois in ‘’Les Huguenots’’, Selika in L’ Africaine’’, Gilda in ‘’Rigoletto’’, Leonora in ‘’Il Trovatore’’, Amelia in ‘’Un Ballo in maschera’’, Desdemona in ‘’Otello’’, Nedda in ‘’Pagliacci’’ and Rezia in ‘’Oberon’’. In 1902 she made 11 records for G&T in Dresden.

Chronology of some appearances

1889-1890 Wien Hofoper
1890-1891 Latvijas Nacionālā Opera
1891-1894 München Hofoper
1894-1899 Wien Hofoper
1899 Dresden Hofoper
1905 Berlin Hofoper
1907 Frankfurt a.M. Opernhaus
1907 Prag Deutschen Theater

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G&T, Dresden 1902
Trovatore (Verdi): Ein unnennbares Sehnen 43243 766x
Semiramide (Rossini): Bel raggio lusinghier (It) 43244 767x
Mignon (Thomas): Titania ist herabgestiegen (Polonaise) 43245x 768½x
Huguenots (Meyerbeer): O glücklich Land 43249 787½x
Vergebliches Ständchen (Brahms) 43038 2286B
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Arie der Rosine, pt 2 43250 795x


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Nov 19, 2016

Georges Felisaz (Tenor) (Casteljaloux, France 14 Jul 1881 - ?)





In 1910's he appeared in Lyon (Grand Théatre), Monpellier (Théâtre Municipal) and Havre (Grand Thêatre) as Duca in  ''Rigoletto'' by G. Verdi, Werther in J. Massenet's ''Werther'' and as De Grieux in ''Manon'' of the same composer. 

Chronology of some appearances

Lyon Grand-Théatre
Monpellier Théâtre Municipal
Havre Grand Thêatre

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Edison 4-min cylinders, Paris 1909?
Myrella la jolie (Berniaux) BA 27044
Rêverie du soir bleu  18133
Mireille (Gounod): Anges du paradis 17065 BA 27052


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Nov 12, 2016

Madeleine Sibille (Paris, France February 25, 1895 – Paris, France July 19, 1984)




She studied under Engel in Paris and made her debut in 1919 at the Opéra-Comique in Paris. For more than twenty years she remained a member of this opera house and had her most important success in dramatic repertoire. At the Opéra-Comique she appeared in several operatic premieres: ‘’Lorenzaccio’’ of Ernest Moret (19. 5. 1920),  ‘’L'Appel de la Mer’’ by Henri Rabaud (10. 4. 1924), ‘’Le pauvre matelot’’ of Darius Milhaud (16. 12. 1927), ‘’Le Peau de Chagrin’’ by Charles Lavadé (24. 4. 1929). In 1939 still there she appeared as the first dramatic soprano. Her repertoire included Santuzza in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’, Charlotte in ‘’Werther’’ of  J. Massenet, Carmen, Margared in ‘’Le Roi d'Ys’’ of E. Lalo and Tosca. Later she taught singing in Paris.

Chronology of some appearances

1919-1939 Paris Opéra-Comique

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Pathé, Paris 1926 - 1931
Tosca (Puccini): D'art et d'amour 0667 N201425-1-R
Roi d'Ys (Lalo): Air de Margared 7150 N201291-1
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Romance de Santuzza 7150 N201290-1
Thérèse (Massenet): Jour de juin 3411 N201971-A-1
Carmen (Bizet): Habanera 7133
Marche Lorraine (Ganne) 3454 N202410
Roi d'Ys (Lalo): Margared, ô ma soeur with Vallin 7233
Roi d'Ys (Lalo): En silence, pourquoi souffrir with Vallin 7233
Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach): Barcarolle with Vallin 2622

Pathé, Paris 1932-07
Fille de Mme Angot (Lecocq): Jours fortunés with Ninon Vallin X90058 250286-MC1

Pathé, Paris 1932?
Bohème (Puccini): Quatuor, act 3 with Vallin, Villabella & Baugé X90056 N250274


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