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Carmen Melis

Carmen Melis (15 August 1885 – 19 December 1967) was an Italian operatic soprano who had a major international career during the first four decades of the 20th century. She was known, above all, as a verismo soprano, and was one of the most interesting singing actresses of the early 20th century. She made her debut in Novara in 1905 and her career rapidly developed in her native country over the next four years. From 1909 to 1916 she performed with important opera companies in the United States; after which she was busy performing at many of Europe's most important opera houses. From 1917 until her retirement from the stage in 1935 she was particularly active at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome and at La Scala in Milan. After her singing career ended, she embarked on a second career as a voice teacher. Her most notable student was soprano Renata Tebaldi.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 16, 1885 (Cagliari), Died December 19, 1967 (Longone al Segrino)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1924

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

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

Recordings (Results 26-47 of 47 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 1434 10-in. Sept. 1913 Ave Maria Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 2175 10-in. 3/11/1913 Voi lo sapete Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 2176 10-in. 3/12/1913 Qui sola, vergin Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 2190 10-in. 3/20/1913 Ebben? Ne andro lontana Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 2191 10-in. 3/20/1913 Torna a Surriento Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 2192 10-in. 3/20/1913 Eternamente Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 2193 10-in. 3/20/1913 Ernani involami Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 2194 10-in. 3/21/1913 Casta diva Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 2195 10-in. 3/21/1913 Io son l'umile ancella Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 2223 10-in. 4/11/1913 In quelle trine morbide Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Edison 2224 10-in. 4/11/1913 Vissi d'arte Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 1235c 12-in. 1907 La fata sei Carmen Melis ; Giuseppe Taccani Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 1247c 12-in. 1907 L'Albatro e teco Carmen Melis ; Giuseppe Taccani Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 1253c 12-in. June 1907 Si, io t'amo Carmen Melis ; Giuseppe Taccani Vocal duet (soprano and tenor) with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 1266c 12-in. 1907 Gaddu alla triste casa Carmen Melis ; Giuseppe Taccani Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 10613b 10-in. June 1907 Restó cosí nel fascino Carmen Melis Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 10636b 10-in. June 1907 Figlio del mar Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 10670b 10-in. June 1907 Madonna ascolta Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) B107 10-in. before June 1924 Or via Manon Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) B108 10-in. before June 1924 Addio o nostro piccol desco Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) B109 10-in. before June 1924 La tua non è la mano Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) B123 10-in. before June 1924 Da quel giorno Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 26-47 of 47 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Melis, Carmen," accessed June 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105343.

Melis, Carmen. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105343.

"Melis, Carmen." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105343

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