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Adelina Patti

Adelina Patti (10 February 1843 – 27 September 1919) was an Italian 19th-century opera singer, earning huge fees at the height of her career in the music capitals of Europe and America. She first sang in public as a child in 1851, and gave her last performance before an audience in 1914. Along with her near contemporaries Jenny Lind and Thérèse Tietjens, Patti remains one of the most famous sopranos in history, owing to the purity and beauty of her lyrical voice and the unmatched quality of her bel canto technique.

The composer Giuseppe Verdi, writing in 1877, described her as being perhaps the finest singer who had ever lived and a "stupendous artist". Verdi's admiration for Patti's talent was shared by numerous music critics and social commentators of her era.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 10th, 1843 (Madrid), Died September 27th, 1919 (Brecon)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1906

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 537f 12-in. ca. Dec. 1905 Voi che sapete Adelina Patti Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 538f 12-in. ca. Dec. 1905 Pur dicesti Adelina Patti Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 539f 12-in. ca. Dec. 1905 Home, sweet home Adelina Patti Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 540f 12-in. Dec. 1905 Old folks at home Adelina Patti Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 541f 12-in. ca. Dec. 1905 Batti, batti, o bel Masetto Adelina Patti Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 543f 12-in. ca. Dec. 1905 Air des bijoux Adelina Patti Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 545f 12-in. ca. Dec. 1905 Kathleen Mavourneen Adelina Patti Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 547f 12-in. ca. Dec. 1905 Ave Maria Adelina Patti ; Landon Ronald Soprano vocal solo, with piano accompaniment and violin obbligato vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 548f 12-in. ca. Dec. 1905 La serenata Adelina Patti Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 549f 12-in. Dec. 1905 Robin Adair Adelina Patti Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 551f 12-in. ca. Dec. 1905 Si vous n'avez rien à me dire Adelina Patti Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 552f 12-in. ca. Dec. 1905 Comin 'thro' the rye Adelina Patti Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 553f 12-in. Dec. 1905 The last rose of summer Adelina Patti Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 556f 12-in. ca. Dec. 1905 On parting Adelina Patti Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal, composer  
Gramophone 557f 12-in. ca. Dec. 1905 Within a mile of Edinboro' town Adelina Patti Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 684½c 12-in. June 1906 La calasera Alfredo Barili ; Adelina Patti Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Patti, Adelina," accessed November 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102961.

Patti, Adelina. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102961.

"Patti, Adelina." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102961

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