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Emma Calvé

Emma Calvé, born Rosa Emma Calvet (15 August 1858 – 6 January 1942), was a French operatic soprano.

Calvé was probably the most famous French female opera singer of the Belle Époque. Hers was an international career, and she sang regularly at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, and the Royal Opera House, London.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 15th, 1858 (Decazeville), Died January 6th, 1942 (Montpellier)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902 - 1916

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-4425 12-in. 4/22/1907 Charmant oiseau Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with flute obbligato and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-4426 12-in. 4/22/1907 Voi lo sapete Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-4427 12-in. 4/22/1907 Habanera Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-4428 12-in. 4/22/1907 Serenade—Chantez, riez, dormez Emma Calvé ; Darius Lyons Soprano vocal solo, with flute and piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-4429 12-in. 4/22/1907 Old folks at home Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-6012 12-in. 3/5/1908 Il est doux, il est bon Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-6013 12-in. 3/5/1908 Ma Lisette Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-6018 12-in. 3/6/1908 Ma Lisette : 18th century Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-6019 12-in. 3/6/1908 In questa tomba oscura Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-6020 12-in. 3/6/1908 O Magali Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-6021 12-in. 3/6/1908 Plaisir d'amour Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-6022 12-in. 3/6/1908 La calesera Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-6024 12-in. 3/9/1908 Charmant oiseau Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with piano and flute vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-6041 12-in. 3/20/1908 O ma lyre immortelle Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-6042 12-in. 3/20/1908 Chanson bohème Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-6043 12-in. 3/20/1908 Là-bas dans la montagne Emma Calvé ; Charles Dalmorès Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-17808 12-in. 6/6/1916 Three little songs for very little children Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-17809 12-in. 6/6/1916 Habanera Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-17830 12-in. 6/8/1916 La Marseillaise Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone G2058b 10-in. July 1902 Habanera Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 2060b 10-in. July 1902 Enchantement Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 2062b 10-in. July 1902 Seguidilla Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone G 2062R 10-in. 1902 Seguidilla Emma Calvé Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone G2063b 10-in. July 1902 Voi lo sapete Emma Calvé Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Calvé, Emma," accessed January 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103760.

Calvé, Emma. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103760.

"Calvé, Emma." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103760

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