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Jun 15, 2016
Rose Pocidalo (Mezzo-Soprano) (? 1903 - ?)
The artist came from Belgium. After her study
in Brussels her stage debut took place in 1928 at the Opéra-Comique in Paris as
Santuzza in ‘’Cavalleria Rusticana’’ of P. Mascagni. In the seasons she had at
the Opéra-Comique a huge success as Carmen - her special star role. Her
repertoire included Charlotte in ‘’Werther’’, the title figure in ‘’Mignon’’ and
Maddalena in ‘’Rigoletto’’. In 1935 she appeared at the Opéra-Comique in the
premiere of the opera ‘’Gargantua’’ of Antoine Mariotte,. The same year at the Opéra
Nice Côte d'Azur she sang in "Quatre-Vingt-Treize" of Charles Silver.
She was to be heard at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. She performed also
in Lyon, Rouen, Bordeaux and Lüttich. After her retirement she lived as a
pedagogue in Rouen.
Chronology of some appearances
1928-1930's Paris Opéra-Comique
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Parlophone, Paris 1930-06-21 Carmen (Bizet): L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habañera) 106409
Carmen (Bizet): Près des remparts de Séville (Séguidille) 106410