Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Dec 9, 2016

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)


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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