Ines Alfani-Tellini

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Ines Alfani Tellini- (* 31 May 1896 in Florence ; † 1. June 1985 in Milan ) was an Italian opera singer of the vocal range soprano and singing teacher.


Alfani studied in Florence and Milan and made his debut in 1921 at the Teatro Dal Verne in Milan as Nedda in Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci . In the same year she also appeared at the Teatro della Pergola , the following year at the Teatro Regio of Parma. In 1923 Arturo Toscanini gave her the role of Nanetta in Verdi's Falstaff at La Scala in Milan . Successful appearances at La Scala followed between 1923 and 1926 and later again between 1938 and 1940. In 1929 she made a guest appearance in Berlin with the theater's ensemble.

Alfani made guest appearances in 1928 at the Teatro Colón as Mimi in La Bohème and in 1935 at the Paris Opera as Nanetta in Falstaff . However, she had her greatest successes at Italian opera houses with operas by Mozart and the classic bel canto repertoire for coloratura soprano. In 1942 she ended her career as an opera singer at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, but remained active as a concert singer.

She also taught at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and later at the Tel Aviv Conservatory. One of her students was the soprano Elena Mauti Nunziata . Alfani has made numerous recordings, including complete recordings of Falstaff , L'elisir d'amore , Don Pasquale and Carmen on Columbia Records and some recordings on His Master's Voice .


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