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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 101-114 of 114 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 101-114 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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