Ponselle, Rosa, 1897-1981
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The most sought-after soprano of the 1920s and 1930s, Rosa Ponselle (née Rosa Ponzillo, 1897–1981) began her musical career in a vaudeville act with her sister Carmela Ponselle. Upon hearing Rosa Ponselle for the first time, Enrico Caruso took her under his wing and they appeared on the Metropolitan Opera stage together in La Forza del Destino and La Juive
Overview A large collection of artifacts related to the twentieth-century soprano Rosa Ponselle was maintained at the Rosa Ponselle Museum in her hometown of Meriden, Connecticut, from 1999 to 2007. The Rosa Ponselle Museum records contain primarily administrative files created or collected by the museum's director, Lester Dequaine. These include files related to the administration of the Rosa Ponselle Fund, files on the annual Ponselle vocal scholarship, files about the museum's collecting and exhibit...