Gemma Bosini

Gemma Bosini (1890 – 2 February 1982) was an Italian operatic soprano who had an active international performance career from 1909–1930. She is especially associated with the role of Alice Ford in Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff, a role which she performed more than 400 times on stage during her career. She is also remembered for being the first soprano to record the role of Mimi in Giacomo Puccini's La boheme in 1917. She also made complete recordings of Gounod's Faust and Lehar's The Merry Widow. After retiring from performance in 1930, she devoted herself to teaching singing and managing the career of her husband, baritone Mariano Stabile.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 10th, 1890 (Milan), Died February 2nd, 1982 (Milan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 3099c 12-in. 2/10/1917 Arranci, dateri! Reno Andreini ; Ernesto Badini ; Aristide Baracchi ; Vincenzo Bettoni ; Gemma Bosini Vocal quintet (soprano, tenor, 2 baritones, and bass), with chorus and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 3102c 12-in. 2/10/1917 Chi guardi? Reno Andreini ; Ernesto Badini ; Aristide Baracchi ; Vincenzo Bettoni ; Gemma Bosini Vocal quintet (soprano, tenor, 2 baritones, and bass), with chorus and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 3103c 12-in. 2/10/1917 Parpignol, Parpignol Reno Andreini ; Gemma Bosini Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 3105c 12-in. 2/12/1917 E ch'io beva del tossico! Reno Andreini ; Gemma Bosini Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 3106c 12-in. 2/12/1917 Quando m'en vo' soletta per la via Gemma Bosini Soprano vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 3108c 12-in. 2/12/1917 Oh, Marcello, Sirena Reno Andreini ; Ernesto Badini ; Aristide Baracchi ; Vincenzo Bettoni ; Gemma Bosini ; Adalgisa Giani ; Giacomo Puccini Vocal ensemble, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 20048b 10-in. 2/21/1917 Sa dirmi, scusi, qual' è l'osteria? Vincenzo Bettoni ; Gemma Bosini Vocal duet (soprano and bass), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bosini, Gemma," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100746.

Bosini, Gemma. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100746.

"Bosini, Gemma." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100746

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