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Flora Perini

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(b Rome, 20 Nov 1887; d Rome, Sept 1975).

Italian mezzo-soprano. She studied at the Accademia di S Cecilia in Rome and made her début at La Scala in 1908 ...

Perini, Flora

Perini, Flora   Reference library

Cori Ellison

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
141 words

..., Flora ( b Rome , 20 Nov 1887 ; d Rome , Sept 1975 ). Italian mezzo-soprano . She studied at the Accademia di S Cecilia in Rome and made her début at La Scala in 1908 as Anacoana in Alberto Franchetti's Cristoforo Colombo . She made her début at the Metropolitan Opera as Lola in Cavalleria rusticana in 1915 ; there she also sang roles including Amneris and Maddalena, as well as creating Pepa in Goyescas ( 1916 ) and the Princess in Suor Angelica ( 1918 ). She remained at the Metropolitan until 1924 , after which she sang for one season in...

Flora Perini

Flora Perini  

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(b Rome, 20 Nov 1887; d Rome, Sept 1975).Italian mezzo-soprano. She studied at the Accademia di S Cecilia in Rome and made her début at La Scala in 1908 ...
Principessa La Zia

Principessa La Zia  

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(Puccini: Suor Angelica). Cont. Princess and aunt of Angelica. She visits her in the convent and cruelly tells Angelica of the death of her illegitimate child. Created (1918) by Flora Perini.
Duke of Mantua

Duke of Mantua  

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(Verdi: Rigoletto). Ten. A libertine leaving a trail of discarded young women in his wake. In church he has seen a lovely lady whom he fancies as his next conquest. He does not know she is Gilda, ...
Zia, Principessa La

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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38 words

...Principessa La ( Puccini : Suor Angelica ). Cont. Princess and aunt of Angelica. She visits her in the convent and cruelly tells Angelica of the death of her illegitimate child. Created ( 1918 ) by Flora Perini...

Mantua, Duke of

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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432 words

...to observe how the Duke behaves, and Rigoletto bent on vengeance. It has been recorded many times (often coupled with the equally famous sextet from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor ). The most celebrated disc was made in 1917 with Enrico Caruso , Amelita Galli-Curci , Flora Perini , and Giuseppe de Luca . [ note : In the 1832 Victor Hugo play ( Le Roi s'amuse ), on which the libretto is based, the action took place in the French court and the main character was the King but production in this form was forbidden by the censor. In order to have the...

Suor Angelica

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The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
1,227 words

...Angelica ( ‘Sister Angelica’ ) Opera in one act by Giacomo Puccini to a libretto by Giovacchino Forzano ; New York, Metropolitan Opera, 14 December 1918 (as no.2 of Il trittico ). At the première Geraldine Farrar was Sister Angelica, Flora Perini the Princess; the conductor was Roberto Moranzoni . Sister Angelica soprano The Princess her aunt contralto The Abbess mezzo‐soprano The Monitress mezzo‐soprano The Mistress of the novices mezzo‐soprano Sister Genovieffa soprano Sister Osmina soprano Sister Dolcina soprano The nursing sister...

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