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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 126-139 of 139 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Zonophone [Zo cat 9568] 7-in. Before May 1901 La traviata : Duet Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat 9568] 9-in. Before May 1901 La traviata : Duet Rosalia Chalia ; Sig. Carlos Francisco Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9670] 7-in. Before May 1901 Le parlate d'amor Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9670] 9-in. Before May 1901 Le parlate d'amor Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9671] 7-in. Before May 1901 I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9671] 9-in. Before May 1901 I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9672] 7-in. Before May 1901 Then you'll remember me Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9672] 9-in. Before May 1901 Then you'll remember me Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9673] 7-in. Before May 1901 Jewel song Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9673] 9-in. Before May 1901 Jewel song Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9674] 7-in. Before May 1901 Lucia di Lammermoor : Rondo Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9674] 9-in. Before May 1901 Lucia di Lammermoor : Rondo Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9675] 7-in. Before May 1901 Di tal amor Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Zonophone [Zo cat Q9675] 9-in. Before May 1901 Di tal amor Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 126-139 of 139 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Chalia, Rosalia," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108819.

Chalia, Rosalia. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108819.

"Chalia, Rosalia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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

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