The Art of Rosa Ponselle, part 1

November 25, 2017, 4:30 pm

She was one of the finest soprano voices our country has produced. Amazingly she came out of vaudeville, had never sung an opera yet made her debut at the MET with Enrico Caruso in an opera she had never even heard of. A story that must be told!

Music

Traditional: “Comin’ Thro’ the Rye”
Rosa and Carmella Ponselle with Orchestra
Recorded in New York in 1919
GRAMMOPHONO AB 78576

Verdi: La Forza del Destino “Pace, Pace mio Dio” Rosa
Ponselle with Orchestra
Recorded in New York in 1928
ROMOPHONE 81007‐2 B

Meyerbeer: L’Africaine “In Grembo a me”
Rosa Ponselle with Orchestra
Recorded in New York in 1925
ROMOPHONE 81006‐2 B

Verdi: Ernani “Ernani! Ernani, Involami”
Rosa Ponselle with Orchestra
Recorded in New York in 1928
ROMOPHONE 81007‐2 b

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana “Voi lo sapete”
Rosa Ponselle with Orchestra conducted by Andre Kostelanetz
Recorded during a Chesterfield Hour radio
broadcast of March 11th, 1936