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Amelia Pinto (Soprano) (Palermo 1878 - Palermo 1946)




She received her education at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. There she studied with Zaira Cortini Falchi. She made her debut in 1899 at the Teatro Grande in Brescia in ‘’La Gioconda’’ followed by ‘’Il trillo del diavolo’’ of Stanislao Falchi. In 1900 she performed at the Teatro Giglio in Lucca as Tosca in Puccini’s opera of the same name. Already in 1900 she came to the Milan's La Scala where she appeared in ‘’Tristano e Isotta’’ with Giuseppe Borgatti. At the same theatre, on 11. 3. 1902, she sang in Alberto Franchetti's ‘’Germania’’ world premiere together with Enrico Caruso and Mario Sammarco. In 1908 she guested at the Teatro Colñn in Buenos Aires. In 1903 she sang the role of Desdemona in Tamagno’s last performance of Otello at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. After she had married a Sicilian doctor, she finished her career, but in 1914 again sang at Scala as Isolde in ‘’Tristano e Isotta’’ under Toscanini. In 1916 she accepted an engagement in Madrid appearing in ‘’La Gioconda’’, ‘’Tristano e Isotta’’ and ‘’Walkiria’’. After her daughter's death she retired from the stage and later lived in Palermo.

Chronology of some appearances

1899 Brescia Teatro Grande Gioconda (Gioconda)
1900 Lucca Teatro Giglio Tosca (Tosca)
1900  Milan La Scala Tristano e Isotta (Isotta)
1902 Milan La Scala Germania (Ricke)
1903 Rome Teatro Argentina Otello (Desdemona)
1914 Milan La Scala Tristano e Isotta (Isotta)



Germania: Tu non sei buono G&T 53239  1775b
Cavalleria Rusticana: Voi lo sapete G&T 53233 1776b
Ero e Leandro: Romanza di Ero G&T 53238 1777b
La Gioconda: Suicidio G&T 53240 1781b
Tosca: Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore G&T 53234 1780b
Tristan e Isloda: Morte di Isotta Fonotipia 69177 xph5068 
I Maestri cantori di Norimberga: Arioso di Eva Fonotipia 69193 xph5067 
Tosca: Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore G&T 53232 1782b (BG)




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