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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 51-75 of 109 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 of 109 records)

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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