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Eureka! | Image of Antonio Franchini, 19th Century Opera Singer

The most amazing thing about the internet is to watch the constant growth of information coming online – and most family historians know that it can really pay off to go back every once and awhile and redo your initial … Continue reading

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Sig. Franchini & the Batavia Italian Opera Company

Excerpt from an article in The Strait Times (Singapore – November 19th, 1870) THE ITALIAN OPERA The first performance of the Batativa Italian Opera Company was given at the Town Hall last evening. The opera selected for the occasion was … Continue reading

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Antonio Franchini (opera tenor) Performs In Gorizia

In 1881 the Teatro di Societa di Gorizia celebrated its first centenary by publishing a historical volume on the history of their organization. They included a chronological list of all the shows that had been performed there and that is … Continue reading

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Antonio Franchini | Tenor Roles at the Teatro Regio di Parma

In a former post I provided information about one of the operas in which my husband’s great grandfather Antonio Franchini performed at the Teatro Regio di Parma. This is a list of five roles performed by Franchini in Parma. Filippo … Continue reading

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Antonio Franchini, 19th Century Italian Tenor

According to family lore, my husband’s great grandfather Antonio Franchini was an opera singer who went on tour in South America – and in particular, in Argentina. We’ve been looking into this and found the following information below from  the  … Continue reading

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