Lucrezia Bori

Бори (Bori) Лукреция (24.12.1889 - 14.05.1960) - испанская артистка оперы (сопрано).

С 5 лет выступала в концертах. в 1902-07 обучалась пению в консерватории в Валенсии, затем - в Милане и Риме. Впервые выступила на оперной сцене в Риме в 1908. Одобрительные отзывы Пуччини и Тосканини способствовали приглашению Бори в оперные театры Парижа (1910) и Милана ("Ла Скала", 1910). В 1912-15 и 1921-36 Бори выступала в театре "Метрополитен-опера" в Нью-Йорке. Партии: Микаэла; Норина ("Дон Паскуале" Доницетти), Джульетта ("Ромео и Джульетта" Гуно), Октавиан ("Кавалер роз" Р. Штрауса), Мелисанда ("Пеллеас и Мелисанда" Дебюсси), Виолетта; Мими ("Богема" Пуччини), Луиза (о. п. Шарпантье), Ирис (о. п. Масканьи). Обладала голосом красивого тембра и высоким тех-нич. мастерством. Особенно удавались Бори партии, требовавшие лиричности, задушевности и грациозности исполнения. В 1936 Бори оставила сцену и работала консультантом в театре "Метрополитен-опера".


She was born in Valencia. Lucrezia y Borja Gonzales de Riancho received a well-grounded musical education at the local conservatory. In 1908 she made a successful debut as Micaela at the Teatro Adriano in Rome. She also appeared in Italian provincial theatres. Soon afterwards she was called to the San Carlo to substitute for Maria Farneti in Madame Butterfly (!). Bori’s distinction in these early performances was soon recognised. She was offered a contract at La Scala for the 1910 - 1911 season, at Toscanini’s urging. At the same time she was offered an American debut at the Met, but had to defer it for two years as she was under contract with La Scala. She made her debut as Carolina in Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto at La Scala, and in the same year she sang Octavian in the Italian premiere of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier!

In 1912 she made her debut as Manon Lescaut at the Met. Her other roles included Gilda, Mimì, Nedda, Norina, Micaela and others. In 1915 she had developed nodes on her vocal chords requiring a series of delicate operations, and she passed nearly four years in silence, hoping her voice would return unimpaired. She made her return to the stage at Monte Carlo in 1919 as Mimì, singing opposite Beniamino Gigli for the first time. The outcome was sufficiently successful that she returned the following year for a more ardous schedule. She returned to the Met in 1921 as Mimì. 1921 marked her return to the Victor studios. She was one of the most highly respected and greatly loved singers in the Met’s history and after her retirement she was appointed to the Board of Directors, the first singer to be so honored.

Her voice was of modest size but it was of a individual and delicate timbre, capable to draw characters of pathetic fragility. She imbued them with intense and passionate feeling. There is elegance and charme in her singing which is entirely her own. Listen to John McCormack, Miguel Fleta, Beniamino Gigli or Giuseppe de Luca, all singers partnered her in a number of superb duets. I like her voice best in her acoustic recordings.

Lucrezia Bori certainly belongs to the great lyric sopranos of the century. She is a singer of fine and exquisite taste. Romophone has her complete Victor recordings in very good sound.

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Glazunov, Puccini, Strauss, Verdi - The Victor Recordings - Lucrezia Bori (CD)

Glazunov, Puccini, Strauss, Verdi - The Victor Recordings - Lucrezia Bori (CD)

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Puccini, Leoncavallo, Verdi, Varney, Arditi, Pestalozza, Padilla - Lucrezia Bori on radio (CD)

Puccini, Leoncavallo, Verdi, Varney, Arditi, Pestalozza, Padilla - Lucrezia Bori on radio (CD)

Puccini,Leoncavallo,Verdi,Varney,Arditi,Pestalozza,Padilla - Lucrezia Bori on radio - 38122 - Opera,..

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Giuseppe de Luca On Stage (1918-1930) (CD)

Giuseppe de Luca On Stage (1918-1930) (CD)

Giuseppe de Luca On Stage (1918-1930) - 38155 - Opera,Operetta and Ballet Music..

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