Eugenia Mantelli

Eugenia Mantelli (1860- 3 March 1926) was an Italian opera singer who had a prolific career in Europe, the United States, and South America from the 1880s through the early part of the twentieth century. She possessed a flexible warm voice with a wide vocal range that, while focusing mostly within the mezzo-soprano repertoire, enabled her to sing roles normally associated with contraltos and sopranos. Indeed, during her lifetime she was often identified as either a mezzo-soprano or a contralto by music critics without much consistency. While she had an excellent vocal technique and an exceptionally beautiful tone quality, her gifts as an actress and interpreter were only mediocre.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1860 (Florence), Died 1926 (Lisbon)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907

Roles Represented in DAHR: mezzo-soprano

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Zonophone 6553 10-in. ca. 1907 Non piĆ¹ mesta Eugenia Mantelli Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mantelli, Eugenia," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107578.

Mantelli, Eugenia. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107578.

"Mantelli, Eugenia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107578

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