Gemma Bellincioni - MEFISTOFELE (1903) - Truesound Transfers 3:39. Gemma Bellincioni, O grandi occhi lucenti, Giordano, Fedora (rec. 1903) 3:15. Gemma Bellincioni, Ah forsè lui che l'anima, Verdi, La Traviata (rec. 1903) 3:29. Soprano GEMMA BELLINCIONI - Cavalleria rusticana Voi lo sapete o mamma (1903) 3:30.
Gemma Bellincioni (Italian pronunciation: ; 18 August 1864 – 23 April 1950) was an Italian soprano and one of the best-known opera singers of the late 19th century. She had a particular affinity with the verismo repertoire and was renowned more for her charismatic acting than for the quality of her voice. Matilda Cesira was Bellincioni's real name. She was born in Monza, Italy, in 1864.
Gemma Bellincioni (1864-1950) in "Ah forsè lui che l'anima" from Act 1 of Verdi's La Traviata. The recording was made for the Gramophone & Typewriter Company in Milan in 1903. Bellincioni was an important figure in the history of opera. She was also the first soprano to perform the title role in another key verismo opera, Umberto Giordano's Fedora, on 17 November 1898. Her tenor partner on this occasion was a promising young singer named Enrico Caruso. Eight years later, she starred in the Italian premiere of Richard Strauss' Salome. Bellincioni wrote an instructional manual for singers which was published in Berlin in 1912 and an autobiography, Io e il palcoscenico, which was published in Milan in 1920. She spent her final years living in Naples, where she died at the age of 85, survived by a daughter. Stagno, her husband, had died 53 years earlier.
Gemma Bellincioni was an Italian soprano and one of the best-known opera singers of the late 19th century. Bellincioni was also the first soprano to perform the title role in another key verismo opera, Umberto Giordano's Fedora, on 17 November 1898. She announced her retirement from the stage in 1911 to teach singing, but re-emerged in 1916 to play the lead female part in a silent-film version of Cavalleria Rusticana that was directed by Ugo Falena. As late as the early 1920s, she gave a few performances in The Netherlands, but her voice was said to be in a threadbare condition by this date
Mefistofele: "L'altra notte in fondo al mare" Great Opera Singers: The Early Recordings, Vol. 14, 2015 03:25. Gemma Bellincioni, Пьетро Масканьи - Voi lo sapete, o mamma (Cavalleria rusticana) The Record of Singing 1899-1952, 2009 03:18. Fedora (U. Giordano) Grandes Voces Del Teatro Read De Madrid, 1997 02:44.
Català: Gemma Bellincioni ( Monza, Itàlia, 18 d'agost de 1864 - 23 d'abril de 1950) va ser una soprano italiana i una dels més conegudes de finals del segle XIX. (→Gemma Bellincioni). English: Gemma Bellincioni ( August 18, 1864 – April 23, 1950) was an Italian soprano and one of the best-known opera singers of the late 19th century. Italiano: Gemma Bellincioni ( Monza, Italia, 18 agosto 1864 - 23 aprile 1950) è stata una celebre soprano italiana della fine del secolo XIX.
Among them were Angelica Pandolfini, Gemma Bellincioni, Amelia Pinto, Rosina Storchio, and Emma Carelli, all of whom made recordings at the beginning of the 20th century. For the first time on CD, we present the five incredibly rare G&T sides of Pandolfini, her complete recorded output, and the complete recordings of Gemma Bellincioni on four G&T sides, and ten Pathé sides. The sopranos featured in this album were among the leading singers in Italy; significantly, none of them scored successes in either London or New York. Gemma Bellincioni was invited to Covent Garden, where she was admired only for her acting; Amelia Pinto and Rosina Storchio went to America but made no impression in a handful of performances each. Today we are prepared to give them another chance, listening to their pitifully few recordings with an ear attuned to their place in vocal history.
|A1||Cavelleria Rusticana: Voi Lo Sapete
Composed By – Pietro Mascagni
|A2||Fedora: O Grandi Occhi Lucanti
Composed By – Umberto Giordano
|B1||Mefistofele: L'altra Notte In Fondo Al Mare
Composed By – Arrigo Boito
|B2||Traviata: Ah Fors' E Lui
Composed By – Giuseppe Verdi