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Maria De Macchi (Soprano) (Paruzzaro 1870 - Milan 1909)




She studied with Virginia Boccabadati in Milan. In 1899 she made her debut at the Teatro Grande in Brescia as Laura  in ‘’Gioconda’’. In 1892 she performed at the Teatro Annibal Caro  in Civitanova Marche as Leonora in ‘’La Forza del destino’’. In the 1894-95 season De Marcchi appeared at the Teatro San Carlo in Lisbon in ‘’L’Africana’’, ‘’Lohengrin’’, ‘’I Puritani’’ etc. In 1895 she also sang in Trieste, Teatro Comunale as Nedda in ‘’Pagliacci’’. Finally in 1898 she appeared at the Teatro Real in Madrid where she sang in ‘’Il Gladiatore’’ of G. Orefice. In 1901 De Macchi performed at La Scala in Milan in the title role of the opera La Regina Di Saba’’ of K. Goldmark. Guest performances followed in Prague (1901), Bucharest (1903) and Berlin (1902). On 16. 8. 1902 she appeared at the Teatro Verdi in Vicenza in the premiere of the opera ‘’'Cecilia’’ of G. Orefice. In 1904 she made guest appearance at the Metropolitan opera in New York; here she sang the title role in ‘’Lucrezia Borgia’’ of Donizetti together with Enrico Caruso and Edyth Walker. At the MET she performed aslo  in  ‘’Gli Ugonotti’’, ‘’Aida’’ and ‘’Cavalleria rusticana’’. In 1909 she appeared for the last time at the Teatro Lirico in Milan as Carmen in Bizet’s ‘’Carmen’’.

I wish to thank Jean-Luc Pirovano for the corrections

Chronology of some appearances

1889 Brescia Teatro Grande Gioconda (Laura)
1891 Citta del Messico Teatro Nazionale Guglielmo Tell (Matilde)
1894 Venezia Teatro Malibran Aida (Aida)
1896 Fiume Teatro Comunale Ernani (Elvira)
1898 Madrid Teatro Reale Il Gladiatore di G. Orefice
1900 Napoli Teatro Mercadante Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
1902 Venezia Teatro Rossini Gioconda (Gioconda)
1904 Milano Teatro Lirico Gioconda (Gioconda)
1906 Fiume Teatro Verdi Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
1908 Oporto Teatro San Joao Stagione
1909 Milano Teatro Lirico Carmen (Carmen)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Fonotipia, Milano 1905-11-19
Norma (Bellini): Casta Diva 39495 XPh478

Fonotipia, Milano 1905-11-22
Norma (Bellini): Ah! Bello a me ritorna 39496  XPh 484

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-05-25
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Tu qui Santuzza? with Elivno Ventura unpubl. XPh1906
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): No, no, Turiddu with Elivno Ventura unpubl. XPh1914

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-05-28
Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti): Com'e bello 39832  XPh 1916

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-04-17
Poliuto (Donizetti): Di quai soavi 39901  XPh2554

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-10-31
Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea): Io son l'umile ancella 92045 XPh2804


















3 comments:

  1. MOLTO BELLO!!! Thank you my Friend for sharing this Valuable Biographical information.

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  2. She was born in Paruzzaro (prov. di Novara) and not Peruzzaro which doesn't exist as a city (but it is a common patronymic).
    Sincerly yours
    Jean-Luc Pirovano

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    1. Thank you dear friend for your comment
      All the best
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