C1924

"Aida" Her Majesty's Theatre. Present a Season of Grand Opera.

Artist:

unknown

Program for Her Majesty’s Theatre, Sydney for the Aida on Friday, 24th July, 1924. The opera was conducted by Franco Paolantonia and the cast included; Augusta Concato (1894-1964) as Aida. Soft bound with pictorial colour cover, 64pp, numerous adverts and … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

“Aida” Her Majesty’s Theatre. Present a Season of Grand Opera.

Date:

C1924

Artist:

unknown

Condition:

Top right corner creased, rust to staples as usual, otherwise in good condition. good condition.

Technique:

Soft bound with pictorial cover.

Paper Size: 

140mm 
x 216mm
AUTHENTICITY
"Aida" Her Majesty's Theatre. Present a Season of Grand Opera. - Vintage Ephemera from 1924

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1924

Description:

Program for Her Majesty’s Theatre, Sydney for the Aida on Friday, 24th July, 1924. The opera was conducted by Franco Paolantonia and the cast included; Augusta Concato (1894-1964) as Aida. Soft bound with pictorial colour cover, 64pp, numerous adverts and illustrations with a plan of seating.

Augusta Concato (1894-1964)  studied in Verona with Conti Fioroni and made her debut in 1918 at the Teatro Sociale of Brescia in ‘’Forza del Destino’’. Already in 1919 she sang at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna the role of Margherita in ‘’Mefistofele’’ of Boito. Two years later she appeared there in the premiere of the opera ‘’La Leggenda di Sakuntala’’ of Alfano. In 1921 Arturo Toscanini engaged her to appear at La Scala in Milan, she made her debut in 1922 as Giorgetta in Puccini’s ‘’Il Tabarro’’. Here in 1923 she performed in the première of the above-mentioned opera ‘’La Leggenda di Sakuntala’’ of Alfano. She sang also in Rome (Teatro Costanzi 1921, ‘’Aida’’ and ‘’Manon Lescaut’’), Turin (Teatro Regio 1920, ‘’Suor Angelica’’), Parma (Teatro Regio 1920, ‘’Loreley’’), Naples (Teatro San Carlo 1927, ‘’Manon Lescaut’’). In 1924 she made guest appearances in  Australia with an opera troup of Nellie Melba. Here she sang in  ‘’Aida’’ and ‘’Madama Butterfly’’. Hercareer was marked by guest performances in Monte Carlo, Cairo, Alessandria, Barcelona, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo. She was married to the tenor Nino Piccaluga (1890-1973). She retired from the stage approximately in 1938.



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