V2424. JOSEFINA HUGUET: Songs by Arditi & Clavé; Arias & Ensembles (w.Pini-Corsi, Badini, Cigada, Minolfi,
Maristany, de Lucia, Lara, de Luna, de Segurola, de Tura, Salvador, etc.) from Barbiere, Norma, Lucia, La Traviata,
Les Huguenots, Lohengrin, Rigoletto, Ballo, Faust, Dinorah, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Mignon, Hamlet, Carmen,
Mefistofele, Lakmé, Cavalleria, La Boheme, Pagliacci & Marina. (Spain) 2-Aria 1037, recorded 1903-09.
Elaborate Brochure with Biography in English, Catalan & Spanish. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy. - 8435035810379
“Huguet studied with the same teacher like Maria Barrientos in Barcelona, where she made her début as Lakmé at the Teatro Liceo in 1888, a theater with which she soon established a long relationship. She toured Spain, South America and Italy, appearing first at La Scala in 1896 as Ophélie in Thomas’ HAMLET. She was very popular in Russia, where she sang several times opposite Mattia Battistini. Often compared with the famous coloraturas Sigrid Arnoldson and Regina Pacini, she appeared at the New York Academy of Music in 1898. Her repertory was centred on coloratura roles such as Rosina, Elvira and Amina, but she also sang Mimì, and her recordings even include excerpts from LOHENGRIN. Her recordings range from the Queen of Night to Desdemona and Nedda.
Sweet, firm and musical, her voice and style give more pleasure than do those of several of her more celebrated contemporaries. J.M. de Sagarmínaga spoke of a ‘chameleonic voice’. She recorded mainly for HMV and she was in the cast of the first ever produced complete opera recording of Leoncavallo’s PAGLIACCI.”
- Andrea Shum-Binder, subito-cantabile