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Rosalia Chalia

Chalía Herrera, born Rosalía Gertrudis de la Concepción Díaz de Herrera y de Fonseca (17 November 1864, in Havana – 16 November 1948), was a Cuban soprano. She had the distinction of being the first Cuban musical artist to be recorded. She recorded, outside Cuba, numbers from the zarzuela Cadíz in 1898 on unnumbered Bettini cylinders. Much of her career was spent in Cuba, but she also sang in Mexico City, New York City, Milan, Caracas, Madrid and Barcelona.

Chalía studied singing with Angelo Massanet, then she went to New York to perfect her skills at the School of Opera and Oratorio of Emilio Agramonte. Later on she studied violin with Laureano Fuentes Matons in Santiago de Cuba. In 1895 she appeared in the Weber Hall in New York, performing to raise money for the Cuban War of Independence.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 17th, 1864 (Havana), Died Havana

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1912

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 139 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]557 7-in. 12/4/1900 Dôme épais Rosalia Chalia ; Jane Frankel Vocal duet (soprano and contralto) vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]558 7-in. 12/4/1900 Memories Rosalia Chalia ; Jane Frankel Vocal duet (soprano and contralto) vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]559 7-in. 12/4/1900 Dear heart Rosalia Chalia ; Jane Frankel Vocal duet (soprano and contralto) vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]841 7-in. 6/3/1901 Soledad gitana Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]842 7-in. 6/3/1901 I dreamed that I dwelt Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3401 10-in. 5/24/1901 La ci darem Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone) vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3402 10-in. 5/24/1901 Dunque io son Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and contralto) vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3403 10-in. 5/24/1901 Serenata Aragomesa Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and contralto) vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3404 10-in. 5/24/1901 I live and love thee Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and contralto) vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3405 10-in. 5/24/1901 Crucifix Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone) vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3406 10-in. 5/24/1901 Se tu m'ami mio ben Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone) vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3407 10-in. 5/24/1901 La Borinqueña Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3408 10-in. 5/24/1901 Tú habanera Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3409 10-in. 5/24/1901 The last rose of summer Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3427 10-in. 6/3/1901 Jota Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3428 10-in. 6/3/1901 Aires criollos Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3429 10-in. 6/3/1901 Aire guajira Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3430 10-in. 6/3/1901 Tristes Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3431 10-in. 6/3/1901 Jewel aria Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3432 10-in. 6/3/1901 La partida Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3433 10-in. 6/3/1901 Home, sweet home Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3434 10-in. 6/3/1901 I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-11577 10-in. 2/9/1912 La del pañuelo rojo Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-11578 12-in. 2/9/1912 Cantiga 'uma noite' Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-11579 10-in. 2/9/1912 Bajo un guayabo juraste Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 26-50 of 139 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Chalia, Rosalia," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108819.

Chalia, Rosalia. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108819.

"Chalia, Rosalia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108819

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