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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 76-100 of 139 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Zonophone [Zo cat 576] 9-in. Before Oct. 1901 Ave Maria Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 577] 9-in. Before Oct. 1901 Jocelyn : Berceuse Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 578] 9-in. Before Oct. 1901 Angel's serenade Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 579] 9-in. Before Oct. 1901 Charmant oiseau Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 580] 9-in. Before Oct. 1901 Camorra Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat P 5347] 7-in. Before June 1903 The last rose of summer Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat P 5539] 7-in. Before June 1903 El Café de Puerto Rico Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat C 5539] 9-in. Before June 1903 El Café de Puerto Rico Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat P 5540] 7-in. Before June 1903 La golondrina Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat P 5541] 7-in. Before June 1903 Soledad gitana Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat P 5542] 7-in. Before June 1903 Habanera tu Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat P 5543] 7-in. Before June 1903 Stella del norte : Barcarola Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9134] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Air di Micaëla Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat T9135] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Sorcico vizcaino aria Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9136] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Stella del norte : Barcarola Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat T9137] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 La calasera Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9138] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Soledad gitana Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat T9139] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Semiramide : Bel raggio lusinghier Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9199] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Ballo in maschera : Ma dell' arrido stelo Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9200] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 The last rose of summer Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9201] 7-in. Before Nov. 1900 Voce di primavera Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9202] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Charmant oiseau Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9203] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Aida : O cieli azzuri Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9204] 7-in. Before Nov. 1900 Io sono docile Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9205] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Ave Maria Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 76-100 of 139 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Chalia, Rosalia," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108819.

Chalia, Rosalia. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108819.

"Chalia, Rosalia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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

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