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Rosa Ponselle

Rosa Melba Ponzillo, known as 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 January 22, 1897 (Meriden), Died May 25, 1981 (Baltimore)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 76-100 of 114 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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. approximately 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  
(Results 76-100 of 114 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ponselle, Rosa," accessed June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103306.

Ponselle, Rosa. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103306.

"Ponselle, Rosa." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

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

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