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Rosa Ponselle

Rosa Ponselle (January 22, 1897 – May 25, 1981) was an American operatic soprano.

She sang mainly at the New York Metropolitan Opera and is generally considered to have been one of the greatest sopranos of the 20th Century

Birth and Death Data: Born 1897 (Meriden), Died 1981 (Baltimore)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 109 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-29060 12-in. 12/5/1923 Pace, pace mio Dio Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-29060 12-in. 6/13/1927 Pace, pace, mio Dio Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with harp and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-29061 12-in. 12/5/1923 O patria mia Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with oboe and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-29061 12-in. 5/20/1926 O patria Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-29062 12-in. 12/5/1923 Ernani, involami Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-29062 12-in. 6/16/1927 Ernani, involami Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-29063 12-in. 12/5/1923 Ritorna vincitor Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-29063 12-in. 5/20/1926 Ritorna vincitor Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-29409 12-in. 1/23/1924 Ave Maria Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with double string quartet vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-29410 12-in. 1/23/1924 Salce! Salce! Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-29411 10-in. 1/23/1924 Maria, Mari! Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with harp, mandolin, and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-29412 10-in. 1/23/1924 Lullaby Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-29446 12-in. 2/7/1924 Pur ti riveggo Giovanni Martinelli ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-29447 12-in. 2/7/1924 Là, tra foreste vergini Giovanni Martinelli ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-29450 12-in. 2/8/1924 O terra addio Giovanni Martinelli ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with piano and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-29451 12-in. 2/8/1924 La fatal pietra Giovanni Martinelli ; Rosa Ponselle Male vocal solo, with piano and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-29452 10-in. 2/8/1924 Lullaby Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-29453 10-in. 2/8/1924 Cradle song Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-29454 10-in. 2/8/1924 Lullaby (Wiegenlied) Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-29875 10-in. 4/11/1924 Love's sorrow Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-29876 12-in. 4/11/1924 Good-bye Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-29876 12-in. 6/2/1927 Good-bye Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with harp and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-29877 10-in. 4/11/1924 My lovely Celia Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-29878 10-in. 4/11/1924 Carmè Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with cello and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-29879 12-in. 4/12/1924 Serenade Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with harp vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 109 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ponselle, Rosa," accessed February 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103306.

Ponselle, Rosa. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103306.

"Ponselle, Rosa." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 February 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103306

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