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Celestina Boninsegna

Celestina Boninsegna (26 February 1877 – 14 February 1947) was an Italian operatic soprano, known for her interpretations of the heroines in Verdi's operas. Although particularly eminent in Verdi's works, she sang a wide repertoire during her 25-year career, including Rosaura in the world premiere of Mascagni's Le maschere. Boninsegna made many recordings between 1904 and 1918, and her voice was one of the most successfully captured on disc during that period.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1877 (Reggio nell’Emilia), Died 1947 (Milan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 30351 12-in. 2/14/1910 D'amore sull'ali rosee Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30352 12-in. 2/14/1910 Voi lo sapete, o Mamma Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30353 12-in. ca. 1909 Mi chiamano Mimi Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30354 12-in. 2/14/1910 Tacea la notte placida Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30355 12-in. 2/14/1910 Vissi d'arte e d'amor Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30356 12-in. 2/18/1910 Casta diva Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30357 12-in. 2/18/1910 Ah! Bello a me ritorna Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30358 12-in. 2/18/1910 Suicidio! In questi fieri momenti Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30359 12-in. 2/18/1910 Bel raggio lusinghier Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30380 12-in. 3/14/1910 Ernani, involami Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30381 12-in. 3/14/1910 Ritorna vincitor Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30382 12-in. 3/14/1910 O patria mia Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30383 12-in. 3/14/1910 Pace, pace mio dio Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 11028 10-in. approximately 1903-1914 Aria dei gioielli Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 11029 10-in. approximately 1903-1914 Aria dei gioielli Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 11034 10-in. between 1903 and 1914 Morrò, ma prima in grazia Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 11045 10-in. between 1903 and 1914 La vergine degli angeli Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 11046 10-in. between 1903 and 1914 Madre pietosa, vergine Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 11047 10-in. between 1903 and 1914 Spunta l'aurora pallida Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 74711 12-in. between 1916 and 1923 Non sai tu 1a parte Celestina Boninsegna ; Narciso Del Ry Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 74712 12-in. between 1916 and 1923 Nos sai tu. 2a parte Celestina Boninsegna ; Narciso Del Ry Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 618 Not documented Apr. 1911 O patria mia Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 619 12-in. approximately Apr. 1911 Ritorna vincitor Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 620 12-in. approximately Apr. 1911 Pace, pace, mio Dio Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 631 Not documented approximately Apr. 1911 D'amor sull' ali rose Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boninsegna, Celestina," accessed November 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103926.

Boninsegna, Celestina. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103926.

"Boninsegna, Celestina." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 November 2020.

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