Mercedes Capsir            (Preiser 89157)
Item# V2010
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Mercedes Capsir            (Preiser 89157)
V2010. MERCEDES CAPSIR: Il Carnevale di Venezia (Benedict); Arias & Duets (w.Galeffi & Cecil) from I Puritani, Lucia, Dinorah, Lakmé, La Boheme, Il Re, La Traviata, Rigoletto & Marina. (Austria) Preiser 89157, recorded 1928-33. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 717281891578


“Curiously, Mercedes Capsir was born in the same house where, 14 years earlier, Maria Barrientos had been born. She studied in Barcelona and Italy, making her début as Gilda in 1914 at the Teatro Principal in Gerona. She sang in Spain and Portugal until 1918 and appeared at the Teatro Colón in 1916. Her most important rôles were Lucia, Ophélie, Rosina, Gilda and Violetta. In 1919 she began her Italian career at Bologna and Florence, frequently appearing at Naples, Turin and Rome until 1943. She sang at La Scala from 1924 - 1934, taking also part in Giordano’s IL RE (1929). She often returned to Spain. She was heard in Berlin in 1924, at Covent Garden in 1926 and at the Vienna State Opera in 1935. Capsir retired from the stage in 1949, her final performance took place at the Liceo in Barcelona, as Carolina in IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO, she then turned to teaching.”

- Andrea Shum-Binder, subito-cantabile