Personalities | Rosa Ponselle | Modern Era | Classical

American soprano

Ponselle’s first appearance on stage was opposite Caruso in Verdi’s La forza del destino at the Metropolitan Opera in 1918. She sang there regularly till 1937, mostly in nineteenth-century Italian opera; she did not sing Puccini. Her most celebrated role was Norma, with which she made her debut at Covent Garden in 1929.

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