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Giuseppe Armanini (Tenor) (Milan 1874 - Milan 1915)




He studied in Milan with Alberto Selva and made his debut in 1898 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome in ‘’Otello’’ as Cassio. In 1902 Armanini made his second debut as first tenor in ‘’Faust’’ at the Teatro Dal Verme. Then he sang with the Castellano Opera Company during European tour. Later he appeared in the Italian opera houses, guested in Lisbon, Moscow and St. Petersburg and travelled around in 1907 South America. In 1911 he made his debut at La Scala in ‘’Il matrimonio segreto’’ of Cimarosa. In 1911 he sang there in ‘’Fior di neve’’ of Filiasi. In 1912 Armanini again appeared at La Scala as Fenton in ‘’Le allegre comari di Windsor’’ of Nicolai, in 1913 he sang at the Teatro Massimo of Palermo as Alfredo in ‘’La Traviata’’. In 1911 he performed at Covent Garden, London. He died at the height of his career, one day after his 41-st birthday.

Chronology of some appearances

1898 Roma Teatro Argentina Otello (Cassio)       
1902 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Faust (Faust)
1903 Nikolaieff Teatro Nazionale Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1904 Alessandria d'Egitto Teatro Alhambra Boheme (Rodolfo)
1905 Vicenza Teatro Eretenio Adriana Lecouvreur (Maurizio)
1906 Pietroburgo Nuovo Conservatorio Gioconda (Enzo)
1907 Oporto Teatro San Joao Fedora (Loris)
1908 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva)
1909 Pavia Teatro Fraschini Adriana Lecouvreur (Maurizio)
1910 Mantova Teatro Sociale Iris (Osaka)
1911 Milano Teatro La Scala Matrimonio Segreto (Paolino)
1912 Milano Teatro La Scala Le Allegre Comari di Windsor di O.Nicolai (Fenton)
1913 San Francisco Teatro Tivoli Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)
1914 Teatro Carcano Bastiano e Bastiana di W. A. Mozart (Bastiano)



La Gioconda: Gia ti veggo with Riccardo Stracciari, Ester Mazzoleni and Nazzareno de Angelis Fonotipia  69021 XXXPh 3801
Lohengrin: Mai devi domandar with Irma Mion Columbia  D16336 74727
Lohengrin: Prova maggior Fonotipia 74115 XXPh 3476
Lohengrin: Da voi lontan Fonotipia 74116 XXPh 3477
Zaza: Mai piu Zaza Fonotipia 92274 XPh3496-3
Aida: Se quel guerrier io fossi...Celeste Aida Columbia D 4375 11395
Aida: La fatal pietra...Morir si pura e bella Columbia D 4375 11396
Iris: Oh come al tuo sottile Columbia  D 1065 42212
Iris: Or dammi il braccio tuo Columbia D 1065 42214



Ermanno Pezzutti (Tenor)




He studied with the teacher Serafino Di Falco and probably made his debut in 1902 at the Politeama Verdi in Sassari as Cavaradossi in ‘’Tosca’’. The next year, he performed at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan singing the role of Alfredo in ‘’La Traviata’’. In 1905 Pezzuti made guest appearance at the Waldorf Theatre in London. Here he sang in ‘’Adriana Lecouvreur’’, ‘’Cavalleria rusticana’’, ‘’Fiorella’’ and ‘’Traviata’’. Then he appeared with success in Parma (Teatro Regio), Genova (Politeama Genovese), Malta (Teatro Reale), Napoli (Teatro San Carlo) etc. Pezzutti continues to appear in different italian opera houses untill 1933 making his last performace at the Teatro Alfieri in Asti as Calaf in ‘’Turandot’’. Probably he went to sing abroad only once – In London.

Chronology of some appearances

1902 Sassari Politeama Verdi Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1904 Mantova Teatro Sociale Siberia (Vassili)
1906 Piacenza Teatro Municipale Boheme (Rodolfo)
1907 L'Aquila Teatro Comunale Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1909 Ferrara Teatro Tosi Borghi Amico Fritz (Fritz)
1911 Genova Politeama Genovese Manon Lescaut (De Grieux)
1913 Napoli Teatro San Carlo Boheme (Rodolfo)
1917 Milano Teatro Carcano Gioconda (Enzo)       
1919 Siena Teatro Dei Rinnovati Pagliacci (Canio)
1923 Roma Teatro Nazionale Traviata (Alfredo)
1933 10 Asti Teatro Alfieri Turandot (Calaf)


Manon Lescaut: Tra voi belle Gramophone 7-252100, R 5483
Manon Lescaut: No pazzo son Gramophone 7-252101, 7-252101
Carmen: Sei tu? Son io… Ebben io t'amo ancora… No, tu non m'ami with Florica Cristoforeanu Fonotipia 172148 a, 172148 b, 172147 b
La Traviata: Scena della borsa Odeon Fonotipia  37450 xM 799
Adriana Lecouvreur: L'anima ho stanca Odeon Fonotipia  37695
Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Ecco ridente in cielo Odeon Fonotipia  37461
Fedora: Amor ti vieta Odeon Fonotipia  37709 xM 1186mb
Cavalleria Rusticana: Addio alla madre Odeon Fonotipia  37726 xM 1176
Andrea Chenier: Si fui soldato Odeon Fonotipia  37698 xM 1189mb
La Traviata: Dei miei bollenti spiriti Odeon Fonotipia  37755 xM 1178
Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Se il mio nome Odeon Fonotipia 37451 xM 800
Mefistofele: Giunto sul passo estremo Odeon Fonotipia 37786 xM 1179
La Fanciulla del West: Una parola sola… Vergogna mia Disco Italia 9030, 9031



Carlo Caffetto (Tenor) (Verona 1869 - London 1909)




He made his debut very young as comprimario. In 1908 he married the famous  English pianist Nora Pitcairn.

Chronology of some appearances

1900 Genova Carlo Felice Walkiria
1902 Genova Politeama Genovese Norma (Pollione)
1904 Trieste Teatro Verdi Samson et Dalila  (Samson)



Cavalleria rusticana: O Lola  Berliner 52495  918a
Aida: Nel fiero anelito G&T  52277 4270a
Cavalleria rusticana: O Lola G&T  52376  1686b
Rigoletto: La donna e mobile Berliner  52491X  863a
Norma: Mecco all'altar… Me protegge  G&T 52365, 52268, 1685b, 4305a 
Lohengrin: Da voi lontan Berliner 52540   708a (508)
Andrea Chenier: Un di all'azzurro spazio Berliner  52518 762a
Lohengrin: Da voi lontan Odeon Fonotipia 37296
Lohengrin: Merce, merce G&T 52337 1638b
Otello: Esultate!...Ora e per sempre addio Berliner  52338 1639b
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar Berliner 52538  711a (511)
Faust: Tardi si fa with Antonietta Grippa  Berliner  54084  943a



Carlo Albani (Tenor) (Trieste 1872 – Rome 1924)




He studied with Enrico Delle Sedie and made his debut in 1901 at the Municipal of Santiago Chile in ‘’Aida’’.

Very little is known for certain about Carlo Albani, a fact admitted even by Kutsch and Riemens in their authoritative Unvergдngliche Stimmen. It is sad that a singer of such obvious talent should now be remembered for an incident in which, following his having broken a contract with the Manhattan Opera, he was arrested on stage in Boston during a performance of Il Trovatore. Apart from a few Red Victors, his records were made in Europe for Pathe, Edison and Odeon and appear to have had little currency outside their country of origin.

In 1908 the tenor Carlo Albani was denounced by an impresario during a tour. As he still had to sing as Manrico in Verdi's Il Trovatore, he asked to be imprisoned only afterthe end of the tournee: so he was allowed to sing, but under the surveillance of an officer.During the famous All'armi, the singer ran so hastily on the stage that the officer, fearing an escape, jumped on the stage and arrested him while he was singing the final high C.

Chronology of some apparances

1901 Santiago del Cile Teatro Municipal Aida (Radames)
1902 Bologna Teatro Duse Trovatore (Manrico)
1903 San Josè de Costarica Teatro Municipal Aida (Aida)
1904 Brescia Teatro Sociale Trovatore (Manrico)
1905 Milano Teatro Lirico Forza del Destino (Alvaro)
1906 Novara Teatro Coccia Giovanni Gallurese (Giovanni)
1907 Napoli Teatro Bellini Pagliacci (Canio)
1908 Philadelphia Teatro Lyric Carmen (Don Josè)
1910 Torino Politeama Chiarella Tosca (Cavaradossi)
1911 La Spezia Politeama Duca di Genova Aida (Radames)



I Lombardi alla prima crociatta: Gran trio with Luigi Manfrini, Fernanda Chiesa Fonotipia1813, 1913
La Sonnambula: D'un pensiero with Fernanda Chiesa Odeon X 110353 Xm 1797
Carmen: Ah, mi parla di lei with Rosina  Zotti Odeon  X 110277 Xm 1648
Carmen: Ti baciava mia madre with Rosina  Zotti Odeon X 110278 Xm 1649
Aida: Qual insolita luce...Vieni o diletta with Maria Verger, Emilia Corsi Odeon 110405, 110406
Poliuto: Deh, fuggi da morte...Il suon dell'arpe angeliche with Emilia Corsi Odeon X 110198 Xm 1664
Norma: In mia man with Emilia Corsi Odeon 110164
La Gioconda: Dal carcere m'hai tratto...O furibonda iena with Bianca Besalu Odeon A 82628, A 82629
Otello: Venga la morte with Emilia Corsi Odeon X 10256
Norma: Meco all'altar di Venere...Me protegge Odeon X 110097  X 110098
Otello: Dio mi potevi scagliar  Odeon A 82633
Andrea Chenier: Un di all'azzurro spazio Gramophone  Unpubl.  A.G.S.B 65
Guglielmo Tell:  Asile hereditaire  Pathe 4907
Rigoletto: Ella mi fu rapita...Parmi veder le lagrime Odeon X 110155, X 110156
Il Profeta:  Roi du ciel Pathe 4905
La Juive:  Rachel, quand du Seigneur Odeon 4908
O sole mio (di Capua) (Fr.) Odeon 97294  XP 4646
Les Huguenots: Plus blanche Odeon 4904
Tosca: O dolci mani Odeon  X 110153
Sigurd: Esprits gardiens  Odeon  4906
Il Trovatore: Ah! si, ben mio Odeon A 82609
L'africana: O paradiso  Edison BA 28127
Carmela (de Curtis) (Fr.) Odeon 97296 XP 4661
Norma: Mecco all' altar di venere Edison 30045
La Forza del Destino: O tu che in seno agli angeli  Edison 30042
Gioconda: Cielo e mar  Edison BA 28116
Lucrezia Borgia: Di pescatore ignobile Victor 74098 C4887-1 
Il Trovatore: Deserto sulla terra Victor 64081 B 4891-1
Lolita (Buzzi-Peccia) Victor 74096 C4889-1
Un Ballo in maschera: Di tu se fedele Victor  64082  B4899-1
Aida: Celeste Aida Gath & Chaves 6074
Il Trovatore: Di quella pira Odeon X 110197  Xm 1727


Carlo Cartica (Tenor) (Rome 1865 - ?)



He studied with Bartolini and made his debut in 1887 at the Teatro Metastasio of Prato in ‘’Faust’’. Already in 1894 he appeared at La Scala where he sang the role of Duke in ‘’Rigoletto’’. In the 1903-04 season he sang at the Teatro Regio in Parma very successfully as Alvaro in Verdi’s ’’La Forza del Destino’' and as Raoul in ‘’Gli Ugonotti’’. From 1909 to 1910 he was in North America where he belonged to the ensemble of the opera house of Boston; there he had as Manrico in ‘’Il Trovatore’’ together with Guerrina Fabbri important success, also as Radames in ‘’Aida’’ and as Edgardo in ‘’Lucia di of Lammermoor’’. In 1911 he undertook an America tour with the Lombardi Opera Company with which he appeared as Manrico at the Teatro National in Washington. He sang the role of Manrico also in 1916 at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome.

Chronology of some appearances

1894 Milan La Scala Rigoletto (Duke)
1904 Parma Teatro Regio Gli Ugonotti (Raoul)
1911 Washington Teatro National Aida (Radames)
1916 Rome Teatro Costanzi Trovatore (Manrico)



Aida: O terra addio with Luisa Villani Columbia A 5331 30814
La Forza del Destino: Solenne in quest'ora with Cesare Alessandroni Columbia A 5343 30809
Lucia di Lammermoor: Sestetto with Cesare Alessandroni and Luisa Villani Columbia D 16326 30709
Il Trovatore: Miserere with Luisa Villani Columbia D 16326 30812
Martha: Solo profugo with Cesare Alessandroni Columbia A 5343 30817


Giovanni Inghilleri (Baritone) (Porto Empedocle, Sicily 1894 - Milan 1959)



He was trained first as a pianist and discovered his voice while working as a repetiteur. In 1919 he made his debut as Valentin in Faust at the Carcano, Milan, and then went on to sing with considerable success throughout Italy, at the Costanzi in Rome, the S Carlo in Naples (the first of many seasons in 1922, the last being 1948) and La Scala. He was enthusiastically received at his debut in Pagliacci at Covent Garden in 1928, and returned there for the next two seasons and again in 1935. A highlight of his career in London was the 1930 Traviata with Ponselle and Gigli where his ‘steadiness of tone, flawless phrasing and ease of manner’ were commended as a model. He sang at Chicago in 1929, and later in France and Spain. In 1936 he appeared in the premiere of G.F. Malipiero's Giulio Cesare in Genoa. He continued to prove his worth as a musicianly singer (he was also a composer of opera, ballet and songs) until his retirement in 1953, after which he taught singing in Milan. Recordings show the fine voice and authoritative style that distinguished him in the 1920s; when he returned to the studios after the war, his style had deteriorated, though his tone remained impressive.

Chronology of some appearances

1919 Roma  Teatro Nazionale Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1919 Palermo  Teatro Biondo Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1919 Palermo  Teatro Biondo Tosca (Tosca)
1920 Palermo  Teatro Biondo Boheme (Marcello)
1920 Reggio Emilia  Politeama Reggiano Boheme (Marcello)
1920 Torino  Teatro Verdi Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1920 Parma  Politeama Reinach Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1921 Genova  Teatro Paganini  Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1921 Genova  Teatro Paganini Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
1921 Genova  Teatro Paganini Pagliacci (Tonio)
1921 Finale Emilia  Teatro Sociale Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
1922 Palermo  Teatro Massimo Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1922 Bologna  Politeama Margherita Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1923 Faenza  Teatro Masini Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1923 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Ballo in Maschera (Renato)
1924 Bologna  Teatro Comunale Boheme (Marcello)
1925 Firenze  Teatro Della Pergola Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1926 Bologna  Teatro Duse Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1926 Parma  Politeama Reinach Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1928 Varese  Teatro Sociale Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1931 Genova  Politeama Genovese Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1931 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1933 Cagliari Teatro Civico Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1933 Genova  Politeama Genovese Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro)
1937 San Severo  Teatro Comunale Andrea Chenier (Gerard)
1939 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Boheme (Marcello)
1939 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)




Andrea Chenier: Nemico della patria Fonotipia 120193 XXPh6426
Faust:  Dio possente Fonotipia 120193 XXPh6425
La Gioconda: Enzo Grimaldo, pt 1, pt 2  with Ferdinando Ciniselli Fonotipia 168139, 168139, Pho6220, Pho6221
La Boheme: O Mimi, tu piu non torni with Ferdinando Ciniselli Fonotipia 168195 Pho6228
Il Trovatore: Udiste...Mira, d'acerbe lagrime...Vivra, contende il giubilo with Tina Poli Randaccio  Fonotipia  120195120195, XXPh640809
La Gioconda Ora posso morir...Cosi mantieni il patto with Tina Poli Randaccio Fonotipia 168199168199, Pho6415-2Pho6416
Il Trovatore: Di geloso amor with Sante Montelauri and Tina Poli Randaccio Fonotipia 120146 XXPh6267


Otello: Si pel ciel marmoreo with Tullio Verona Pathe 88512 10454
Il Barbiere di Siviglia: All'idea, pt 1, pt 2 with Giovanni Manuritta Pathe  12625, 88326, 88327


Un Ballo in Maschera: Eri tu Gramophone D 1823 CR 2424
Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum Gramophone  D 1698  CR 2430
Tosca: La povera mia sena HMV D1701 2-052427
La Forza del Destino: Urna fatale Gramophone AW 239  CF 3573
La Gioconda: O Monumento AW 239  CF 3529
Otello: Inaffia l'ugola  with Octave Dua and  Luigi Cilla  Gramophone D1698 2-054312
Pagliacci: Si puo?...Un nido di memorie Gramophone  D 2051  CF 3544 and CF 2354
Rigoletto: Pari siamo Gramophone D1823 2-052394
Tosca: Tre sbirri, una carozza...Te Deum  Gramophone D1701 2-052426
La Traviata: Di Provenza Gramophone E 590  BF 3564
Il Trovatore: Il Balen Gramophone E 590 BF 3549




Pietro Venerandi (Tenor) (? 1873 - ?)




Probably he made his debut in 1897 at the Teatro Minerva in Udine as Turiddu in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’. In 1902 he sang at the Teatro Comunale in Piacenza in ‘’Aida’’ and ‘’Ernani’’. In 1905 he appeared at the Italian opera in Holland. He also sang with success in USA. He retired from the stage approximately in 1912.

Chronology of some appearnces

1897  Udine Teatro Minerva Cavalleria Rusticana (Turiddu)       
1899  Milano Teatro Filodrammatici Stagione
1901  Catania Teatro Principe di Napoli Ernani (Ernani)
1903  Piacenza Teatro Municipale Aida (Radames)
1905  Amsterdam Paleis Voor Volksvlijt Ballo in Maschera (Riccardo)
1907  Piacenza Teatro Municipale Trovatore (Manrico)
1909  Trani Teatro Comunale Otello (Otello)
1911  Alessandria Teatro Verdi Fedora (Loris)



Il Trovatore: Di quella pira Columbia 10400
Otello: Nium mi tema Columbia 10470
Pagliacci: Vesti la giubba Pathe-AICC 84106
Pagliacci: Un grande spettacolo Pathe-AICC 84118
Madama Butterfly: Duvunque al mondo lo Pathe-AICC
Madama Butterfly: Amore o grillo Pathe-AICC




Giuseppina Finzi-Magrini (Soprano) (Torino 1878 - Desio 1944)




She belonged to a famous Jewish family. She made her debut in 1896 at the Teatro Estivo at Thiene in Lucia di Lammermoor. She sang during the following years in Italy, Egypt and Greece and excited sensation by the beauty of her coloratura soprano. In 1900 she performed at the Teatro Verdi in Padua singing in ‘’Werther’’ and ‘’Mignon’’. Then successful guest appearances followed in Chile (1903), Alessandria (1906), Constantinople (1907) and Odessa (1908). In 1910 she  sang at the Moscow Conservatory and gave there also concerts before czar Nikolai II. The same year Finzi-Magrini appeared at the Teatro Real in Madrid as Ophelie in ‘’Hamle’’ of A. Thomas). In 1915 she was at Rome, where at the Teatro Costanzi she sang the role of Gilda in ‘’Rigoletto’’. At the beginning of the 1920s her appearances became rarer. She devoted herself to her family and been active in Turin in educational area. During the Second World War she, completely impoverished, hid with several members of the family in a country house, close to Desio. After a search of this hiding place she suffered in October 1944 a stroke, after which she, paralyzed and unrecognized, seven weeks later died in the hospital of Desio. She was buried under a wrong name forgotten by all.

Chronology of some appearances

1896 Thiene Teatro Sociale Ballo in Maschera (Oscar)
1899 Padova Teatro Verdi Mignon (Filina)
1901 Sassari Politeama Verdi Manon (Manon)
1903 Reggio Emilia Teatro Municipale A Basso Porto di N.Spinelli (Popolana)
1905 Corfu Teatro Comunale Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia)
1907 Napoli Teatro Bellini Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia)
1909 Livorno Teatro Goldoni Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia)
1911 Bologna Teatro Del Corso Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia)
1913 Milano Teatro Dal Verme Traviata (Violetta)
1915 Torino Teatro Regio Ugonotti (Margherita)
1917 Genova Politeama Genovese Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia)
1919 Brescia Teatro Sociale Traviata (Violetta)
1921 Milano Teatro Carcano Traviata (Violetta)
1923 Bologna Teatro Duse Puritani (Elvira)
1926 Milano Teatro Carcano Traviata (Violetta)



Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell'amore with Mario Matroiani, Emanuele Bucalo and Bianca Lavin de Casas  G&T 054045    218½m
La Traviata: Parigi, o cara with Elvino Ventura Fonotipia 39682  xPh 1911
Rigoletto: E' il sol dell'anima with Elvino Ventura    Fonotipia 39681 xPh 1902
La Traviata Addio, del passato Columbia 11180 D 4323
L’Amico Fritz: Son pochi fiori Columbia D9278 11324
La Boheme: Quando m'en vo' soletta Fonotipia 39764 XPh1919
Faust: Aria dei gioielli Columbia D4344 11322
Faust: C'era un re di Thule Columbia D4344 11328
Lucia di Lammermoor: Rondo G&T 53383 2266L
Madama Butterfly: Un bel di Columbia D5530 11321
Rigoletto: Tutte le feste al tempio Columbia   D4319 11163
La Traviata: Ah, fors'e lui Fonotipia 39763 XPh1936
La Traviata: Ah, fors'e lui Fonotipia    92284    XPh3464
Rigoletto: Deh non parlare al  misero with Titta Ruffo Gramophone 054396 02535v
Rigoletto: Caro nome Columbia D4319 11162



Lucette Korsoff (Soprano) (Genoa 1876 - Brussels 1955)



One of the best french coloratura sopranos of the early 20th century Lucette Korsoff was born in 1876 in Genoa as a daughter of legendary russian baritone Bogomir Korsoff. In 1892 she made her debut in  ''La serva padrona'' of Pergolesi in St. Petersburg. Then she was trained in singing with Frederic Boyer and Rosina Lambord in Paris. In 1913 she took singing lessons from  famous  soprano Teresa Arkel. In 1897 Korsoff sang at the Opera Theatre of Liege, later she appeared in Cairo and Alessandria (1901) with great success in Thoma's ''Amleto''. In 1901 she made her debut at the Opera Theatre of Toulouse. In 1903 Korsoff came for three years to the Opera-Comique of Paris, then in 1906 to the Theatre La Monnaie, Brussels. In 1908 she sang in Algiers, then again from 1908 to 1910 at the Opera-Comique. There she excited in 1909 big sensation in the role of the Konigin of the night in ''Magic flute''. In the 1910-1911 season she again appeared in Brussels, then she travelled around the USA and had in the 1911-1912 season great success at the Opera Theatre of New Orleans, from 1912 to 1913 at the Opera Theatre of Boston, in 1912 she gave several concerts in New York and also guested in the Court Opera of St. Petersburg. In 1913 she repeated study with Teresa Arkel in Milan. In 1914 she guested in London and then appeared in some Italian theaters. In 1918 Korsoff gave a guest performance at the Opera Theatre of Monte Carlo, where she again appeared in 1922 in ''Amadis'' of Massenet. In 1922 she finished her career and then lived as a pedagogue in Paris. One of her pupils was Gina Cigna. Since 1936 she lived in Brussels forgotten by all. She  possessed voice of a warm, heart-felt timbre and a wide range, virtuoso coloratura technique and scenic talent. In her singing it's impossible to feel shocking routine, monotony of intonations and fears for a sound.


Rigoletto: Belle fille with Leon Beyle, Clery, Dufranne G&T 34016 562i
Manon: Et je sais votre nom with Leon Beyle G&T 34151 5794o
Traviata: Amis, buvons jusqu'a la lie with Leon Beyle G&T 34186 7385o
Romeo et Juliette: Duo de la chambre with Leon Beyle Gramophone 34194 5748h
Mireille: O Magali with Leon Beyle G&T 34158 5823o
Manon: On l'appelle Manon with Leon Beyle G&T 34150 5793o
Romço et Juliette: Juliette est vivante with Leon Beyle Gramophone 34195 5749‹h
Traviata: Loin de Paris with Leon Beyle G&T 34153 5816o
Pecheurs de perles: Ton coeur n'as pas compris with Leon Beyle G&T 34190 5052h
Traviata: Un jour pour charmer ma vie with Leon Beyle G&T 34159  5822o
Manon: Duo final, pt 1, pt 2 with Leon Beyle Gramophone 34043, 34044 0892-2v, 0893v
Barbiere di Siviglia: Donc je suis celle qu'il aime with Daniel Vigneau G&T 034018 570i
Traviata: Quel trouble…Folie, folie Gramophone 033112, 033113  01756v, 01757v
Diamants de la Couronne (Auber): Variations, pt 1, pt 2 Gramophone 33756, 33757 15814u, 15815‹u
Variations, pt 1 (Proch) Gramophone 33688 5646h
Rigoletto: O doux nom Gramophone 033133  02120v
Perle du Bresil (David) Charmant oiseau Gramophone 033135 02103Ѕv
Pecheurs de perles: Comme autrefois Gramophone 033167  02722v
Caid (Thomas): Ariette de Virginie Gramophone 33846 16887u
Trovatore: Brise d'amour Gramophone 33697 5849h
Pecheurs de perles: Dans le ciel sans voiles G&T 33644 7390o
Indiana, Valse chantee (Marcailhou) Gramophone 033075 0890v
Manon: Je marche sur tous les chemins Zonophone X-83140
Manon: Je suis encore toute etourdie Gramophone 33685 5644h
Mignon: Je suis Titania Gramophone 33699 5960h
Domino Noir (Auber): Flamme vengeresse Gramophone 033137 02107v
La vague, Valse chantee (Metra) Gramophone 033085 01229v
Manon Lescaut (Auber): Eclat de rire Edison  82007
Mireille: O legere hirondelle Edison 3209-B
Contes d'Hoffmann: Les oiseaux dans la charmille Gramophone 33847 16904u
Lucia di Lammermoor: Air de la folie Zonophone X-83144
Mireille: Mon coeur ne peut changer Gramophone 033132 02102v
Manon: N'est-ce plus ma main Zonophone X-83139
Dinorah: Ombre legere Zonophone X-83141
Trovatore: C'est l'ordre que le fils with Henri Danges Gramophone 034029 867i
Lakme: Air des clochettes G&T 33549 4876o
Trovatore: La nuit calme et serene Gramophone 33694 5850h
Barbiere di Siviglia: Air de Rosine, pt 1, pt 2 Gramophone 33802, 33803, 16210u, 16211u
Noces de Jeannette (Masse): Air du rossignol, pt 1, pt 2 Gramophone 033049, 033050, 605i, 606i
Manon: Voyons, Manon, plus de regrets Vocalion  C01034F 30058
Manon: Obeissons quand leur voix appelle Gramophone 33691 5733-IIh
La valse des roses (Metra) Victor 62750-B
Manon: Nous vivrons а Paris with Leon Beyle Victor 45009-B  5750h-1
Manon: Et je sais votre nom with Leon Beyle Victor 16551-A 5735h-1

Regina Pacini (Soprano) (Lisbon 1871 - Buenos Aires 1965)




Her father, Jose Pacini, was a well known baritone. She studied with the pedagogue Valani in Lisbon and made her debut in 1888 at the Teatro San Carlo in Lisbon as Amina in ‘’La Sonnambula’’ of Bellini. In Lisbon she soon attained the biggest popularity, till 1904 she has appeared over and over again with unusual success there. Many guest performances led her into different opera houses all over the world. In 1889 she appeared at the Teatro Manzoni in Milan, at Her Majesty's in London and in Palermo. At the Teatro Real in Madrid she sang from 1890 to 1905. In the 1894-95 season she made guest appearances in St. Petersburg and Warsaw, in 1899 at the opera house of Montevideo and at the Teatro Politeama of Buenos Aires. At Covent Garden in London she was admired as a partner of Enrico Caruso. After the turn of the 20th century she appeared at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, in Florence and Rome and also at La Scala. In 1905 she was one of the stars of the Sonzogno season at the Thçàtre Sarah Bernhardt in Paris. At the height of her career she married in 1907 the Argentine diplomat Marcelo T. de Alvear (1868-1942), President of Argentina (1922-28). She retired from the stage and then lived in Buenos Aires; she took on the music life of Argentina big influence.

Chronology of some appearances

1891 Siviglia  Teatro San Ferdinand Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1892 Madrid  Teatro Reale Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1892 Madrid  Teatro Reale Pescatori di Perle (Leila)
1892Cadice  Teatro Principal Puritani (Elvira)        
1893 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1893 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Puritani (Elvira)        
1893 Oviedo  Teatro Campoamor Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1895 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1895 San Pietroburgo  Acquarium Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1896 Varsavia  Teatro Imperiale Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1896 Varsavia  Teatro Imperiale Puritani (Elvira)        
1897 San Pietroburgo  Conservatorio Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1897 San Pietroburgo  Teatro Conservatorio Mignon (Filina)
1899 Odessa  Teatro Municipale Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1899 Montevideo  Teatro Solis Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1899 Buenos Ayres  Politeama Argentino Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1899 Buenos Ayres  Politeama Argentino Puritani (Elvira)        
1900 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1900 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Puritani (Elvira)        
1901  Buenos Ayres  Teatro San Martin Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1901  Buenos Ayres  Teatro San Martin Boheme (Mimi)
1902 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1902  Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Boheme (Mimi)
1902  Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Puritani (Elvira)        
1903 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1903 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Boheme (Mimi)
1903 Firenze  Teatro Verdi Boheme (Mimi)
1904 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Don Pasquale (Norina)
1904 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Mignon (Filina)
1905 Madrid  Teatro Reale Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1905 Roma  Teatro Adriano Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1905 Bucarest  Teatro Nazionale Boheme (Mimi)
1906 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
1906 Napoli  Teatro San Carlo Mignon (Filina)



Rigoletto Caro nome Fonotipia 39235 Xph274
Mireille Oh! D'amor messaggero Fonotipia 39236 Xph286
Puritani Qui la voce sua soave Fonotipia 39238 XPh287
Zauberflote Gli angui dell'inferno Fonotipia 39212 Xph288
La Traviata Ah! Forse E Lu Fonotipia 39237 XPh299
La Traviata Sempre Libera Fonotipia 39233 XPh289
Tema E Variazioni (Proch) Fonotipia 39232 XPh297
Paquita Fonotipia 39234 XPh300
Secondo Notturno Fonotipia 39776 XPh2046-2
Puritani Ah! vieni al tempio Fonotipia 39771 XPh2047
Aprile (Tosti) Fonotipia 39785 XPh2048
Las Hijas Del Zebedeo (Chapí) Fonotipia 39779 XPh2049
Mi Patria (Alvarez) Fonotipia 39781 XPh2050
No Te Olvido (Villar & Giménez) Fonotipia 39780 XPh2051
Bohæme Si, mi chiamano Mimi Fonotipia 39769 XPh2052
Il Barbiere Di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa Fonotipia 39783 XPh2053
Il Barbiere bi Siviglia: Io sono docile Fonotipia 39784 XPh2054
La Perla Del Brasile (David) Fonotipia 39774 XPh2055
Semiramide Bel raggio lusinghier Fonotipia 74011 XXPh2056
Idelale Fonotipia 39772 XPh2057
Mignon Polonesa Fonotipia 74012 XXPh2058
Il Flauto Magico Fonotipia 39777 xPh 2059
Povera Mamma! (Tosti) Fonotipia 39770 XPh2060
Leggenda Valacca (Braga) Fonotipia 39778 XPh2061
Ave Maria (Bach - Gounod) Fonotipia 39775 XPh2062-2
Vidalita (Williams) Fonotipia 39782 XPh2063
Tosca Vissi d’arte Fonotipia 39773 Xph2064




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