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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Armida Parsi-Pettinella (Mezzo-Soprano) (Gallese, near Rome 1868 - Milan 1949)



She debuted in 1893 and had a successful career in different italian opera theaters. She often sang at La Scala where in 1895 she appeared as Anna Bolena in ‘’Henri VIII’’ of Saint-Saëns. In the next year, she again sang at La Scala, but this time as Dalila in ‘’Samson et Dalila’’ of the same composer. As Dalila she performed aslo in 1902 at Teatro Verdi in Pisa. The singer who was married to conductor Pettinella guested among other things in London, Paris, Madrid and Buenos Aires; already in 1896 she made guest appearance at the Academy of Music in New York where she sang the role of Madelon in the American première of the opera ‘’Andrea Chénier’’ of Giordano. Guest apperances followed in Monte Carlo as Eboli in Verdi’s ‘’Don Carlos’’ (1906), in 1908 at the Teatro Real in Madrid in ‘’Amleto’’ of A. Thomas. She spent her old age at the Casa di Riposo Giuseppe Verdi In Milan.

Chronology of some appearances

1884 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Trovatore (Azucena)
1891 Piacenza  Teatro Municipale Cavalleria rusticana (Lola)
1891 Roma  Teatro Quirino Favorita (Leonora)
1892 Ravenna  Teatro Mariani Favorita (Leonora)
1892 Ravenna  Teatro Mariani Linda di Chamonix (Pierotto)
1892 Roma  Teatro Valle Favorita (Leonora)
1892 Roma  Teatro Quirino Norma (Adalgisa)
1893 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Trovatore (Azucena)
1895 Brescia  Teatro Grande Guglielmo Ratcliff (Margherita)
1896 Cento   Teatro Sociale Gioconda (Laura)
1896 Milano  Teatro alla Scala Guglielmo Ratcliff (Margherita)
1898 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Lohengrin (Ortruda)
1898  Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Trovatore (Azucena)
1898 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Ugonotti (Urbano)
1900 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Favorita (Leonora)
1900 Barcellona  Teatro Liceo Favorita (Leonora)
1900 Lisbona  Teatro San Carlos Lohengrin (Ortruda)
1901 Trieste  Politeama Rossetti Favorita (Leonora)
1901 Barcellona Teatro Liceo Lohengrin (Ortruda)
1902 Pisa  Teatro Verdi Carmen (Carmen)
1902 Ferrara  Teatro Comunale Gioconda (Laura)
1902 Madrid  Teatro Reale Lohengrin (Ortruda)
1902 Madrid  Teatro Reale Trovatore (Azucena)
1903 Milano  Teatro La Scala Ballo in maschera (Ulrica)
1903 Madrid  Teatro Reale Trovatore (Azucena)
1904 Buenos Ayres  Teatro dell'Opera Adriana Lecoouvreur (Principessa)
1904 Buenos Ayres  Teatro dell'Opera Lohengrin (Ortruda)
1904 Buenos Ayres  Opera Linda di Chamonix (Pierotto)
1904 Montevideo  Teatro Solis Lohengrin (Ortruda)
1904 Montevideo  Teatro Solis Linda di Chamonix (Pierotto)
1904 Madrid Teatro Reale Favorita (Leonora)
1904 Madrid  Teatro Reale Norma (Adalgisa)
1905 Firenze  Teatro della Pergola Favorita (Leonora)
1906 Madrid  Teatro Reale Favorita (Leonora)
1906 Roma  Teatro Costanzi Trovatore (Azucena)
1907 Buenos Ayres  Teatro Opera Favorita (Leonora)
1907 Madrid  Teatro Reale Lohengrin (Ortruda)
1907 Montevideo  Teatro Solis Lohengrin (Ortruda)
1909 Madrid  Teatro Reale Lohengrin (Ortruda)

RECORDINGS FOR SALE

 






Fonotipia, Milano 1904-12
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saens): Aprile foriero 69006 xxxph123

Fonotipia, Milano 1905-11-02
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Angele Dei with Giannina Russ 74001 XXPh418

Fonotipia, Milano 1905-11-14
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Figlia che reggi with Giannina Russ and Antonio Magini-Coletti 74004 XXPh462

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-04-22
Carmen (Bizet): Presso il bastion di Siviglia 39623 Xph 1817
Ugonotti (Meyerbeer): No, no, no, giammai de giovin paggio 39646 xph 1818

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-04-23
Trovatore (Verdi): Ai nostri monti with Giovanni Zenatello 39819 xph 1827

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-10-10
Forza del destino (Verdi): Viva la guerra...Al suon deltamburo 39817 xph 2126

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-10-18
Forza del destino (Verdi): Rataplan 39818 xph 2149

Fonotipia, Milano 1906-11-02
Profeta (Meyerbeer): Figlio mio 39912 xph 2201

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-11-04
Favorita (Donizetti): O mio Fernando 92054 xph 2813

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-11-11
Carmen (Bizet): All'udir del sistro il suon 92041 xph 2847
Faust (Gounod): Le parlate d'amor 92061 xph 2851

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-11-28
Carmen (Bizet): Voglio danzar pel tuo piacer with Giuseppe Sala 92094 xph 2933

Fonotipia, Milano 1907-12-14
Serenata (Leggenda Valacca) 74101 xph 3012
Gioconda (Ponchielli): Voce di donna 92118 xph 3014
Roi de lahore(Massenet): Viaggia, o bella, nei infini cieli 92119 xph 3015
Mignon (Thomas): Ah, veder l'amata stanza 92095 xph 3016

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-06-17
Aida (Verdi): Fu la sorte degl'armi with Ester Mazzoleni 74145  xxph 3947

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-06-21
Trovatore (Verdi): Condotta ell'era in ceppi with Giuseppe Krismer  92549 xph 3962

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-06-23
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Re dell'abisso, affrettati 92581 xph 3972

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-06-30
Trovatore (Verdi): Giorni poveri vivea with Ferruccio Corradetti and Pasquale Amato 92569 xph 4023
Trovatore (Verdi): Deh, rallentate, o barbari with Ferruccio Corradetti and Pasquale Amato 92570 xph 4024

Fonotipia, Milano 1909-07-02
Lohengrin (Wagner): Ortruda, ove sei tu? with Lina Pasini-Vitale 74147 XXPh4034
Aida (Verdi): Gran Concertato Finale Atto II with Icilio Calleja, Lina Pasini-Vitale, Antonio Magini-Coletti, Ferruccio Corradetti and Oreste Luppi 69022  xxxPh 4036




















Parsi-Pettinella Armida by Stampanoni

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