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Maria Barrientos

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Name  Maria Barrientos
Role  Singer
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Died  August 8, 1946, Ciboure, France
Albums  Prima Voce: Maria Barrientos
Similar People  Riccardo Stracciari, Hipolito Lazaro, Charles Gounod

Maria barrientos sings caro nome ca 1906

Maria Barrientos (10 March 1883 - 8 August 1946) was a Spanish opera singer, a light coloratura soprano.


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Barrientos was born in Barcelona on 10 March 1883. She received a thorough musical education (piano and violin) at the Music Conservatory, before turning to vocal studies with Francisco Bonet. She made her debut at the Teatro Novedades in Barcelona, as Ines in L'Africaine, in March 10th 1898, aged only 15, quickly followed by the role of Marguerite de Valois in Les Huguenots.

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She was immediately invited to all the major opera houses of Europe, singing in Italy, Germany, England, France, to great acclaim. It is however in South America, especially at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, that she enjoyed her greatest triumphs. Her career was temporarily interrupted in 1907 by her marriage and the birth of a son, the union did not prove a happy one and she returned to the stage in 1909.

Barrientos made her Metropolitan Opera debut on January 31, 1916, in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor with Giovanni Martinelli as Edgardo, Pasquale Amato as Enrico, and Gaetano Bavagnoli conducting. She remained committed to that house through 1920 where her other roles included Adina in L'elisir d'amore, Amina in La sonnambula, Elvira in I puritani, Gilda in Rigoletto, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and the title roles in Lakme and Mireille. She notably portrayed The Queen of Shemakha in Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov's The Golden Cockerel for the opera's United States premiere on March 6, 1918. Her Met career came to an end on May 1, 1920 with a tour performance of "L'Elisir d'Amore" opposite Enrico Caruso.

Barrientos continued appearing on stage in standard coloratura roles until 1924. She then restricted herself to recitals, and became an admired interpreter of French and Spanish songs.

Barrientos was a singer with a voice of almost instrumental limpidity. She made a valuable set of recordings for Fonotipia Records and Columbia Records.

She retired to the south-west of France, where she became an enthusiastic bridge player. She died at Ciboure on 8 August 1946.


Voci Di Primavera
Mireille: O Legere Hirondelle
La Sonnambula: Ah! Non Giunge
I Puritani: Qui La Voce Vien Diletto
Le Coq d'Or: Hymne Au Soleil
Lakme: Ou Va La Jeune Hindoue
Lucia Di Lammermoor: Regnava Nel Silenzio
Lucia Di Lammermoor: Ardon Gl'incensi
Rigoletto: Tutte Le Feste Al Tempio Piangi - Piangi
Il Barbiere Di Siviglia: Dunque Io Son
El Cabo Primero: "Yo Quiero Un Hombre"
La Traviata - Un Di Felicevvv
Dinorah: Ombra Leggiera
Rinaldo: Lascia ch'io piango
Sonnambula: Ah! Non Credea Mirarti
IV Rondo
Act II: Tutti le feste al tempio
I Allegro
Theme And Variations
La Sonnambula: "Sorra il sen"
Rigolletto: Tulie Le Festa
I Puritani: Qui La Voce
Sonnambula: Sorra Il Sen
Rigoletto: Si Vendetta
Dinorah - "Le pardon de Ploermel" - Act II: Ombra leggiera - "Shadow Song"
II Moderato cantabile
Le Nozze Di Figaro - Act 2: Deh Vieni - Non Tarder
La Sonnambula: "Come per me serene"
Obertura concertante - Op 5
Rigoletto: Bella Figlia Dell'a
Traviata: Parigi O Cara


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