Kōrero: Classical musicians

Rosina Buckman

Rosina Buckman (kneeling) plays the title role in an English production of Verdi's opera Aida, around the time of the First World War. With her is Edna Thornton playing the role of Amneris. By 1914 Buckman was considered to be one of the best sopranos in England. Listen to a 1917 recording of her singing 'Un bel di' ('One fine day') from Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, J. M. Thomson Collection (PAColl-6288)
Reference: 1/2-139911-F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Sound file from Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision – Radio New Zealand collection. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision (Madame Butterfly: One fine day / Reference Number 28424 )

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Walls, 'Classical musicians - Operatic beginnings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/music/45393/rosina-buckman (accessed 27 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Peter Walls, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014