Forgotten Opera Singers

Forgotten Opera Singers

Mar 6, 2015

Maria Moscisca (Maria Mosciska) (Soprano) (Lviv, Ukraine 1882 - Skolimów-Konstancin, Poland 1971)

She studied singing at the Lviv Conservatory under Valery Wysocki. In 1905 she made her debut at the Lviv Opera House in "Chopin" by G. Orefice. After a period of performances in Lviv and Kraków in 1907 she was engaged by the Warsaw Opera. In 1909-1916 seasons she performed in Italy, Spain and United States. She sang in Bergamo, Turin, Geneva, Budapest, Madrid, Barcelona, Vienna and other European cities, often together with the greatest opera singers of her time with major successes. In 1917, she returned to Warsaw. In Warsaw, she sang a very vast repertoire. There she created the role of Tatiana in P. Tchaikovsky's ‘’Eugene Onegin’’, Mimi in ‘’La Bohème’’ and Cio-Cio-San in ‘’Madame Butterfly’’. In 1931, she retired from the stage and devoted herself to pedagogical work. She was a professor at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. In 1930, she was awarded the gold cross of merit for her contribution in the field of music and in 1955  the Grand Cross of the Order of Rebirth of Poland.

Chronology of some appearances

1905-1906 Lviv Opera 
1907-1909 Warsaw Opera


Favorite, Warsaw 
Prząśniczka (Moniuszko)

HMV, Milano 1912-05-28
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Dedici il mio destin with Mattia Battistini  054389 221af
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): E allor perchè with Mattia Battistini 054390 222af
Rigoletto (Verdi): O mia Gilda with Mattia Battistini 054392 223af
Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti): Un buon servo with Mattia Battistini  054393 224af
Traviata (Verdi): Pura siccome un angelo with Mattia Battistini 054395 225½af

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