1912 MELBA WALTZ SE SARAN ROSE BERNICE DE PASQUALI 78

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  • Sold Date: Apr 10, 2011
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Fascinating American Soprano with great European carreer

Arditi's WALTZ SE SARAN ROSE (dedicated to Adelina Patti)

was so famously sung by NELLIE MELBA, that it is forever known (and credited on her Victor records) as the
MELBA WALTZ

Arditi's WALTZ SE SARAN ROSE /

Il Bacio

SIGNED IN DEAD WAX

early, thick and quiet pressing 12" 78 rpm record

CONDITION

EXCELLENT but scuffed and rare faintest scratches

A series of great Violin, Piano and Orchestra records on rare labels, from 1902 Monarch to 1940 War Germany recordings.

French contralto, 1882 - 1915

Biographical notes:

American soprano Bernice de Pasquali (1880-1925) sang the title role in Paoletta, alternating performances with Edna Showalter. After instruction in New York with Oscar Saenger, de Pasquali studied in Milan, where she made her dΘbut in 1900. She went on to sing in major Italian cities, as well as in Berlin, London and Paris. Her Metropolitan Opera dΘbut was in 1909 as Susanna, and she remained a company member until 1917; her roles included Adina,
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