Personalities | Conchita Supervia | Modern Era | Opera

1895–1936, Spanish

This Spanish contralto made her debut just before her 16th birthday at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The following year she sang Octavian in the Rome premiere of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. She soon became associated with Rossini’s heroines, Angelina, Rosina and Isabella, all of which she sang with irresistible charm and charisma. Her Carmen in Paris in 1930 was a triumph, but she could not translate the success to the Covent Garden stage. She died of complications following childbirth aged 40.

Introduction | Modern Era | Opera
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