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Rosa Ponselle

The mom of American soprano Rosa Ponselle (born Ponzillo) was her first voice teacher; afterwards she examined with Anna Ryan. As an adolescent, she teamed with her sister Carmela to create a vaudeville action which included traditional aswell as popular music. In 1918, she found the interest of Giulio Gatti-Casazzi, …

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