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 Carmela Anna Ponselle

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Carmela Anna Ponselle

  • Original Name Ponzillo
  • Birth 7 Jun 1887 Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA
  • Death 13 Jun 1977 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Pikesville, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 16143523

Opera mezzo-soprano. Born Carmela Anna Ponzillo; the oldest of three children of Maddalena and Bernardino Ponzillo. She sang with her sister Rosa as "The Ponzillo Sisters" until Rosa joined the Metropolitan Opera in 1918. She made her Metropolitan debut in 1925 as Amneris in "Aida."

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  • Originally Created by: Jan Franco
  • Added: 11 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16143523
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carmela Anna Ponselle (7 Jun 1887–13 Jun 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16143523, citing Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .