Friday, July 4, 2014

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’’ by Stanislao Falchi. In 1900 she performed ar the Teatro Giglio in Lucca as Tosca in Puccini’s opera of the same name. Already in 1900 she came to the Milan's LaScala where she appeared in ‘’Tristano e Isotta’’ with Giuseppe Borgatti. At the same theatre, on11. 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 Colón in Buenos Aires. In 1903 she sang 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 ‘’La 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)


Fonotipia, Milano 1908-10-17
Marcella (Giordano): Son tre mesi unpubl. XPh3531
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Voi lo sapete 92400 XPh3533

Fonotipia, Milano 1908-10-28
Siberia (Giordano): Non odi là il martir  92401 XPh3570

Fonotipia, Milano 1914-04-27
Maestri cantori di Norimberga (Wagner): Arioso di Eva 69193 xph5067 

Fonotipia, Milano 1914-04-28
Tristan e Isloda (Wagner): Morte di Isotta 69177 xph5068 
Juive (Halevy): Ei de' venir! 69194 XPh5071

Fonotipia, Milano 1914-04-29
Forza del destino (Verdi): Pace, pace, mio Dio 69190 XPh5072
A la barcillunisa (Sicilian trad, arr Favara) 69191 XPh5073
Orazioni de San Stanislao (Canzone Siciliana) (trad, arr Favara) 69192 XPh5074

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