Aug 28, 2014
Ada Sari (Soprano) (Wadowice, Poland 1886 - Ciechocinek, Poland 1968)
Her real name was Jadwiga Szajerówna. She studied singing in
and made her debut in 1909 at the Teatro Nazionale in Rome as Marguerite in ‘’Faust’’ of C. Gounod.
In the 1912-1914 seasons she appeared
with success at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli, then at the Teatro Dal Verme in
Milano and in Trieste and . During her activity in Parma Italy she sang also at the opera houses in Brescia and .
In 1914 she sang with great success in Lucca
as Thaïs in J. Massenet’s opera of the same name and as a partner of Mattia
Battistini in A. Rubinstein’s ‘’Demon’’. In 1914 she made guest appearance at
the Court Opera in Warsaw .
At the beginning of her career she sang lyrical
roles, but since 1914 she specialized in coloratura roles. After the First
World War she sang a lot in South America, especially since 1918 at the Teatro
Colón in St. Petersburg Buenos Aires, and undertook a concert
tour through North America and appeared among other things at the Carnegie Hall
in New York and alos in . In 1923 she performed at the Teatro
Alla Scala in Milano as Queen of the Night in ‘’Magic flute’’. During the following
years she often sang at the Vienna State Opera and at the opera houses in Chicago Budapest and .
She also sang at the Grand Opéra in Prague Paris,
guested in Zurich (1920 and 1924) and Cologne (1925), at the Royal Opera in Stockholm
(1929). As a concert singer and as an oratorio singer she stood in high
respect, in particular as a soloist in Beethoven's 9-th symphony. She appeared
among other things in concerts in Copenhagen Berlin
(1924, 1927, 1931) and
(1927). Since 1939 she lived in Budapest ,
but in 1947 she guested again at the Vienna State Opera as Gilda in ‘’Rigoletto’’.
Late she worked as a vocal pedagogue at the conservatoire in Warsaw . Warsaw
Chronology of some appearances
1912 Rome Teatro Nazionale
1914 Warsaw Opera House
1914 St. Petersburg Court Opera
1918 Buenos Aires Teatro Colón
1923 Milano Teatro Alla Scala
1926 Stockholm Royal Opera
1947 Vienna State Opera
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Nella calma 73009
Faust (Gounod): Aria dei gioielli 73009
Bohème (Puccini): Quando m'en vo' 73070 61bo
Mefistofele (Boito): L'altra notte 73070 64bo