from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Ponselle, Rosa Melba 1897-1981. American soprano who was a leading performer with the Metropolitan Opera in the 1920s and 1930s.

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  • n. United States soprano (1897-1981)


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  • Callas, Caruso, Pavarotti, Bergonzi, Ponselle: those voices are all as distinctive as thumbprints.

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  • Ponselle and Miller have suffered the greatest fall-off in fame.

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  • Ponselle grew up in Connecticut among Italian immigrants.

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  • Obviously, one listens to this astounding performance gripped by Germont and Violetta, by Tibbett and Ponselle.

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  • Panizza doesn't merely support Tibbett and Ponselle - he instructs, he challenges, he ignites them.

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  • All this high finance meant that actors were seldom entertained on DeMille Drive, while Bill’s circle of friends and visitors included nearly every concert artist who passed through southern California: Rosa Ponselle, Efrem Zimbalist, and Lawrence Tibbett, for example.

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  • Ponselle to Renee Fleming; from Beniamino Gigli to Ben Heppner.

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  • Ponselle was among the many Carmens who have tried some real dancing.)

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