Artists

  • Gertrude Kappel

    Gertrude Kappel

    Gertrude Kappel was born on September 1st 1884 in Halle an der Saale, Germany. started to study singing at the Leipzig Conservatory as a pupil of Arthur Nikisch. Already on the occasion of her debut at the Opera House of Hanover in Beethoven´s “Fidelio“ in …

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  • Lily Pons

    Lily Pons

    Alice Joséphine Pons was born on April 12th 1898 (not 1904 as the Diva later sustained) at Draguignan near Cannes in the South of France. She studied piano at the Consérvatoire Paris but soon decided that she was to become a singer and studied singing …

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  • Pia Tassinari

    Pia Tassinari

    Pia Tassinari, born on September 15th 1903 in Modigliana (near Forlì), was considered one of the most popular and successful singers in Italy in the Thirties and Fourties. Her real first name was Domenica which was changed into Pia when she started her artistic career. …

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  • Ezio Pinza

    Ezio Pinza

    The great bass Ezio Pinza, real name Ezio Fortunato, was born in Rome. He studied under Vezzani at Bologna and made his debut as Oroveso (Norma) at Soncino (Cremona) in 1916. For eight years, from 1916 to 1924, he sang the French, Italian repertory and …

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  • Jennie Tourel

    Jennie Tourel

    Jennie Tourel (recte Jennie Davidson) was most probably born in Montreal in 1899 (according to other sources on June 26th 1900 in Witebsk in White Russia) to Russian parents. In Paris she was trained by Anna El-Tour, whose last name she changed into Tourel for …

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