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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

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  
Victor CVE-29879 12-in. 6/2/1927 Serenade Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with harp and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-31709 12-in. 1/14/1925 Suicidio! Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-31710 12-in. 1/14/1925 In grembo a me Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-32839 10-in. 6/1/1925 Happy days Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-32850 10-in. 6/1/1925 The little old garden Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-32851 10-in. 6/1/1925 La rosita Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-32852 10-in. 6/1/1925 Beloved Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-32853 10-in. 6/1/1925 My dearest heart Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-32856 12-in. 6/2/1925 Carry me back to old Virginny Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-32857 12-in. 6/2/1925 My old Kentucky home Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-32864 10-in. 6/3/1925 The rosary Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-32865 12-in. 6/3/1925 Old folks at home Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-32866 12-in. 6/3/1925 Home, sweet home Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-32867 10-in. 6/3/1925 A perfect day Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-32873 10-in. 6/5/1925 La spagnola Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-35459 10-in. 5/17/1926 La fatal pietra Giovanni Martinelli ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-35460 10-in. 5/17/1926 Morir! Sì pura e bella! Giovanni Martinelli ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-35461 10-in. 5/17/1926 O terra addio Giovanni Martinelli ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-35462 10-in. 5/17/1926 O terra addio Giovanni Martinelli ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-35464 12-in. 5/18/1926 Tu che invoco Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-35466 10-in. 5/18/1926 'A vucchella Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-35467 10-in. 5/18/1926 Luna d'estate Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-35469 12-in. 5/19/1926 Elégie Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-35470 12-in. 5/19/1926 Ave Maria Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-35471 12-in. 5/19/1926 Serenade Carmela Ponselle ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-38856 10-in. 6/2/1927 Ave Maria Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-38857 10-in. 6/2/1927 The nightingale and the rose Clement Barone ; Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-41623 10-in. 1/17/1928 Songs my mother taught me Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-41624 10-in. 1/17/1928 Since first I met thee Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with cello obbligato and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-41625 12-in. 1/18/1928 Finale, part 1 Giovanni Martinelli ; Ezio Pinza ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal trio (soprano, tenor, and bass), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-41626 12-in. 1/18/1928 Finale, part 2 Giovanni Martinelli ; Ezio Pinza ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal trio (soprano, tenor, and bass), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-41636 12-in. 1/23/1928 La vergine degli angeli Ezio Pinza ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and bass), with chorus and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-41637 12-in. 1/23/1928 Miserere Giovanni Martinelli ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with chorus and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-49031 12-in. 12/31/1928 Casta diva Metropolitan Opera Orchestra ; Rosa Ponselle ; Giulio Setti Soprano vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-49032 12-in. 12/31/1928 Casta diva Metropolitan Opera Orchestra ; Rosa Ponselle ; Giulio Setti Soprano vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-49703 12-in. 1/30/1929 Mira Norma Rosa Ponselle ; Marion Telva Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-49704 12-in. 1/30/1929 Mira Norma Rosa Ponselle ; Marion Telva Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 78325 10-in. 2/28/1919 Whispering hope Barbara Maurel ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and mezzo-soprano), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 78557 10-in. 7/8/1919 Abide with me Barbara Maurel ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 78846 10-in. 12/8/1919 Barcarolle Carmela Ponselle ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with harp and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 78847 10-in. 12/8/1919 Comin' thro' the rye Carmela Ponselle ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 78920 10-in. 1/10/1920 Values Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 78927 10-in. 1/14/1920 Carolina sunshine Carmela Ponselle ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 79971 10-in. 9/7/1921 In quelle trine morbide Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 79980 10-in. 9/9/1921 Little Alabama coon Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 80307 10-in. 4/13/1922 Rose of my heart Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 80391 10-in. 6/9/1922 Oh! That we two were maying Carmela Ponselle ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 80392 10-in. 6/9/1922 Where my caravan has rested Carmela Ponselle ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49556 12-in. 11/26/1918 Ave Maria Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49557 12-in. 12/17/1918 O patria mia Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49558 12-in. 12/17/1918 La vergine degli angeli Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49559 12-in. 11/26/1918 D'amor sull' ali rosee Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49560 12-in. 11/26/1918 Good-bye Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49569 12-in. 1/4/1919 Vissi d'arte e d'amore Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49570 12-in. 1/4/1919 Voi lo sapete, o mamma Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49571 12-in. 1/4/1919 Un bel di vedremo Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49585 12-in. 1/31/1919 Keep the home fires burning (till the boys come home) Columbia Stellar Quartette ; Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49686 12-in. ca. 1919 Siciliana Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49720 12-in. 12/10/1919 Casta diva Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49734 12-in. 1/14/1920 O terra addio Charles Hackett ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49735 12-in. ca. 1920 Suicidio! In questi fieri momenti Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49756 12-in. ca. 1920 Flower of the snow Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49859 12-in. ca. 1920 Pace, pace mio dio Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49869 12-in. ca. 1920 Kiss me again Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49870 12-in. ca. 1920 Maria Mari Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49920 12-in. ca. late 1920-early 1921 A song of India Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49922 12-in. ca. late 1920-early 1921 Mira, d'acerbe lagrime Rosa Ponselle ; Riccardo Stracciari Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49925 12-in. ca. 1921 Rachem Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49934 12-in. ca. 1921 Old folks at home Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49935 12-in. ca. 1921 Home, sweet home Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49982 12-in. ca. 1921 Scenes that are brightest Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49983 12-in. 9/9/1921 'O sole mio Carmela Ponselle ; Rosa Ponselle Vocal duet (mezzo-soprano and contralto), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49987 12-in. ca. 1921 Rose of my heart Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 49988 12-in. ca. 1921 Blue Danube waltz Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 98028 12-in. 6/13/1922 Ernani, involami Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 98029 12-in. 6/13/1922 Ave Maria Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 98051 12-in. 11/16/1922 Tacea la notte placida Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 98058 12-in. 1/31/1923 Selva opaca Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 98059 12-in. 1/31/1923 Figlio del sol Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 98062 12-in. 2/10/1923 Mi chiamano Mimi Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 98063 12-in. 2/10/1923 Stridono lassu Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 98092 12-in. 9/18/1923 Ritorna vincitor Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 98093 12-in. 9/21/1923 Elsa's dream Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 98096 12-in. 9/27/1923 Il va venir Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ponselle, Rosa," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103306.

Ponselle, Rosa. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103306.

"Ponselle, Rosa." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.

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