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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 101-125 of 139 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9206] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Il bacio song Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9207] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Addio del passato Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9208] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Ah, fors e lui Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat T9449] 7-in. Before Nov. 1900 Tango del café Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat T9451] 7-in. Before Nov. 1900 La partida Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat T9452] 7-in. Before Nov. 1900 Boringuena Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat T9453] 7-in. Before Nov. 1900 Fandango Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat T9454] 7-in. Before Nov. 1900 La golondrina Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat T9455] 7-in. Before Nov. 1900 Cadiz : Caleseras Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat T9456] 7-in. Before Nov. 1900 Cadiz : Sevillanas Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat T9458] 7-in. Before Nov. 1900 Tu habanera Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 9561] 7-in. Before May 1901 Serenade aragonaise Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 9561] 9-in. Before May 1901 Serenade aragonaise Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 9562] 7-in. Before May 1901 Carmen : Duet Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 9562] 9-in. Before May 1901 Carmen : Duet Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 9563] 7-in. Before May 1901 Dunque io son Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 9563] 9-in. Before May 1901 Dunque io son Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 9564] 7-in. Before May 1901 Crucifix Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 9564] 9-in. Before May 1901 Crucifix Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 9565] 7-in. Before May 1901 Io vivo e t'amo Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 9565] 9-in. Before May 1901 Io vivo e t'amo Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 9566] 7-in. Before May 1901 Là ci darem la mano Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 9566] 9-in. Before May 1901 Là ci darem la mano Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 9567] 7-in. Before May 1901 Mignon : Duo des Hirondelles Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 9567] 9-in. Before May 1901 Mignon : Duo des Hirondelles Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 101-125 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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