Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers
Singers of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company

Feb 14, 2015

Rosalia Chalia (Soprano) (Havana, Cuba 1864 – Havana, Cuba ? 1948)




Her real name was Rosalia Herrera del Castillo. She studied singing under Sbriglia in Paris and Coronaro in Milan. In 1894 she joined to the Hinrichs Opera Company. In 1898 she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Santuzza in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’, but appeared barely. Afterwards she undertook a tour with the Damrosch-Ellis Оpеrа Company and appeared 14 years at the Opera House in Mexico City. From 1900 to 1908 she travelled around Cuba, Mexico, Central America and Venezuela. In 1916 she appeared in Venezuela for the last time on the stage. Then she lived in New York and made herself deserving around the introduction of young Spanish and South American singers in the USA. In 1947 she returned in her country of birth Cuba.

Chronology of some appearances

1898 New York Metropolitan Opera Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
1898 New York Metropolitan Opera Aida (Aida)

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Bettini cylinders, New York 1897 - 1899
Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti): Guai se ti sfugge un moto with Dante Del Papa and Alberto De Bassini 3
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Dunque io son with Alberto De Bassini 7
Martha (Flotow): Perche, sola vergine rosa with with Dante Del Papa 13

Victor, 1900-10-30
Étoile du Nord (Meyerbeer): Barcarolla 478

Victor, 1900-12-04
Stabat Mater (Rossini): Quis est homo with Fränkel 554

Victor, 1901-05-24
Don Giovanni (Mozart): Là ci darem la mano with Francisco 3401
Carmen (Bizet): Se tu m'ami with Francisco 3406
La Borinqueña (Ramirez) 3407

Victor, 1901-06-03
Faust (Gounod): Jewel song 3431
Bohemian Girl (Balfe): I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls 3434
Aires Criollos (Camora) 3428
La Partida (Alvarez) 3432

Zonophone, New York 1901?
La Calesera (Yradier) 9137
Aida (Verdi): O patria mia 9203
Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Ma dall'arrido stelo divulsa 9199
Carmen (Bizet): Air of Micaëla 9134
Semiramide (Rossini): Bel raggio lusinghier 9139
Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Io sono docile 9204
Traviata (Verdi): Ah fors'è lui 9208
Traviata (Verdi): Addio del passato 9207
Martha (Flotow): Last rose of summer 9200
Il bacio (Arditi) 9206
Fandango (Spanish Folk Song) 9453
Polo (Spanish Folk Song) 9457
Tú, Habanera (Fuentes) 9458
Zortzico (Cuban song) 9448

Victor, Camden NJ 1912-02-09
Cantiga 'uma noite' (trad) 68400
Lungi dal caro bene (Secchi) 63674

Victor, Camden NJ 1912-03-05
Pietà Signore (adapt. Millard) 63674

Victor, Camden NJ 1912-04-18
Los ojos negros (Alvarez) 63681
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Voi lo sapete 68400



















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