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Figure STELLA NORELLI-LAMONT American Lyric Coloratura Soprano OPERA CONCERT RECITAL MABEL MANN SWAYZE 910 Oakdale AV: Chicago-Ill. STELLA NORELLI-LAMONT Prima Donna Soprano M ISS STELLA LAMONT, a young American soprano, recently returned from Europe, has been singing for the last few seasons with great success in many of the principal opera houses of Italy. On her return to this, her native land, she was at once engaged for a tour of opera and concerts throughout the islands of Cuba and Porto Rico, singing again in all the principal cities of these countries and continuing the great success that has characterized her entire career. Miss Lamont made her operatic debut at Genoa, Italy, in Bellini's difficult opera I Puritani. This, the fore-runner of other successes, brought her before the critical Italian public in many of the principal cities of the country. Her greatest triumphs were made in such operas as Lucia, Rigoletto, Traviata, Barber of Seville, Filina in Mignon and others of the lyric florid type. Her career as a singer has covered every field of the art, and whether in recital or opera, she has been acclaimed as highly successful by critics both here and abroad. As a recital artist her clear coloratura voice is capable of unlimited heights of song. Her knowledge of dramatic impersonation in opera has brought wider sympathies and outlook, and a naturally wider scope of interpretation is given the songs of her concert programs. Press comments Figure Stella Lamont as Rosina in The Barber of Seville GENOA, ITALY : Caffaro —Signorina Stella Lamont, a young Soprano of great promise who sustained the difficult part of Elvira, gave proof of her excellent qualities as a lyric artist. She is the possessor of a voice that is fresh, vibrant, melodious and true to pitch. She was deserving of the highest praise. GENOA, ITALY : Il Lavoro —The velvety quality of Miss Lamont's tones won immediate favor with the public, and the singing of her various arias, especially the famous Oh rendetemi la speme, rendered with exquisite sentiment, called forth thunderous applause. BOLOGNA, ITALY : Il Resto del Carlino —Signorina Lamont was a young and charming Marguerite. She immediately found favor with the public, who applauded her repeatedly for her beautiful voice, and her fine method of singing, especially after the Jewel Song and Love Duet; both were sung with the finesse and art of a true artist. BOLOGNA, ITALY : Giornale del Mattino —Signorina Lamont delighted the public with her sweet and ingenuous portrayal of the part of Marguerite. Possessing magnificent vocal powers, she interpreted her part with deep sentiment and true artistic intuition. Her voice is full of warmth, melody and sweetness, and her singing has climaxes of great effect; enthusiastic applause greeted each of her numbers. FLORENCE, ITALY : La Nazione —Signorina Stella Lamont is a singer with a serious and rare understanding of her art. She has a pure, vibrant voice combined with a remarkable flexibility, and inspired by a keen intelligence she interpreted with admirable vivaciousness and grace the many charms of Rossini's immortal Cavatina from the Barber of Seville. The audience gave proof of its high esteem and high appreciation of Miss Lamont's art by applauding her enthusiastically, and it was well merited, for it is rarely one sees united in such beautiful harmony a voice so lovely, a sentiment so rare, so composed and so alive to musical beauties. New York Globe —Stella Lamont, American operatic soprano, was the Italian stylist par excellence … Her voice is facile and truly operatic. Brooklyn Daily Eagle —As Lucia, Stella Lamont sang with fluency and showed great temperament for the Donizetti music. The mad scene was magnificently interpreted. Brooklyn Daily Times —Miss Stella Lamont as Lucia was easily the star, she was in excellent voice and received innumerable curtain calls at the conclusion of the mad scene. Newark Evening News —A comely and sweet voiced Lucy is Miss Lamont. In the mad scene she revealed a splendid agility and accuracy, and her acting was so expressive and her appearance so pathetic she lent a fresh interest to the opera. Baltimore News —Stella Lamont has a lovely clear voice whose extreme flexibility denotes the true coloratura type, and her handling of the Donezetti music with its florid ornamentations indicated finished technical ability. Syracuse Herald —The singing of Stella Lamont, the prima donna, was the feature of the performance. Seldom has a sweeter or more exquisitely modulated soprano voice been heard in Syracuse than that of this gifted young singer. Scranton Republican —A true artist in the fullest sense of the word is Stella Lamont; she is gifted with personality and a lovely voice. In the mad scene her work was original and most appealing, and she sang the entire opera with fine dramatic feeling. Wilkes-Barre Record —Stella Lamont was the Lucia, and she won the favor of the audience in her first aria, later in the mad scene she carried the illusion well, her voice rode the light and airy roulades in easeful tone emission and in good quality, in fact her work showed authoritative training in tone. Hearty applause greeted her every effort. LYNCHBURG , VA. : The News —Stella Lamont proved the star of the performance. She possesses a beautiful voice thoroughly equalized in its several registers and an absolutely perfect intonation. Miss Lamont acted the part of Gilda the heroine of the opera in a most charming manner, and was enthusiastically applauded by the audience.
|Topical Subject (LCTGM)||Opera singers|
|Personal Name Subject||Norelli-Lamont, Stella|
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