Rosa Raisa

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Polish
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1963

About Rosa Raisa:

Rosa Raisa (30 May 1893 – 28 September 1963) was a Polish-born and Italian-trained Russian-Jewish dramatic operatic soprano who became a naturalized American. She possessed a voice of remarkable power and was the creator of the title role of Puccini's last opera, Turandot, at La Scala, Milan.

She was born as Raitza Burchstein, daughter of Herschel and Frieda Leah (Krasnatawsky) Burchstein, in Białystok, in partitioned Poland (then Russian Empire) on 30 May 1893. Her mother died in 1899 and Herschel remarried, Chaya. Along with her cousins (Sasha Vigdorchik and his family) she fled Poland when she was 14 due to the Bialystok pogrom, emigrating to the Isle of Capri, Italy. There Raitza met Dario Ascarelli and his wife Ester, who recognized her talent and potential and sponsored her at the Naples Conservatory (San Pietro a Majella). Her teacher at the conservatory, the contralto Barbara Marchisio (1833–1919), had been one of the most prominent Italian singers of the mid-19th century.

Marchisio brought Raisa in 1912 to Cleofonte Campanini, a leading operatic conductor and impresario. After the audition, he engaged the 20-year-old singer for the 1913 Parma Verdi Centenary: Oberto, Conte di San Bonafico and Un ballo in maschera, and also signed her for his Philadelphia-Chicago Opera. As she was under 21 years of age, her engagement was confirmed in a handshake.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Pace pace mio Dio Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora
2O patria mia Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
3Signore ascolta! Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Liù
4Merce dilette amiche Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 5.02

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elena
5D'amor sull'ali rosee Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora
6D'amour l'ardente flamme Popularity:

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
7Ah! bello a me ritorna Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma
8Chiamera Butterfly dalla lontana Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cio-Cio
9Condotta ell'era in ceppi Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena
10Il était un Roi de Thulé Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
11Amour viens aider ma faiblesse Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Dalila
12Si fino all'ore estreme Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Adalgisa
13Autrefois un roi de Thule Popularity:

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
14Miserere d'un alma gia vicina Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03-1

Type: recitative,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora
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