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Elvira Casazza

Elvira Casazza (15 November 1887 – 24 January 1965) was an Italian mezzo-soprano opera singer (also known as Elvira Mari-Casazza). One of Toscanini's favourite singers, she was considered an outstanding interpreter of Mistress Quickly in Verdi's Falstaff during the 1920s and created several roles in Italian operas of the early 20th century.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 15th, 1887 (Ferrara), Died January 24th, 1965 (Milan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1918

Roles Represented in DAHR: mezzo-soprano

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 3174c 12-in. 5/2/1917 Mal reggendo all'aspro assalto Elvira Casazza ; Bernardo De Muro Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Gramophone 3175c 12-in. 5/2/1917 Il trovatore Elvira Casazza ; Bernardo De Muro Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Gramophone 3181c 12-in. 5/9/1917 Perigliarti ancor languente Elvira Casazza ; Bernardo De Muro Vocal duet (mezzo-soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Gramophone 3314c 12-in. 10/17/1918 Duetto finale dell'opera Elvira Casazza ; Beniamino Gigli Vocal duet (mezzo-soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Gramophone 3316c 12-in. 10/19/1918 Laggiu nelle nebbie remote Elvira Casazza ; Beniamino Gigli Vocal duet (mezzo-soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Casazza, Elvira," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108709.

Casazza, Elvira. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108709.

"Casazza, Elvira." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108709

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