Anna de Belocca (b.1854)
Anna de Belocca was a soprano. In 1876 she made her U.S. debut as Rosina in "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" at New York's Academy of Music. When the "Herald" gave her an enthusiastic review, angry responses from critical readers created a controversy. De Belocca then joined the Strakosch Opera Company, appearing for several seasons at the Philadelphia Academy of Music as Rosina in "Il Barbiere," Amneris in "Aida," Nancy in "Martha," and as Mignon. In 1879 de Belocca joined Colonel Mapleson's New York company and performed frequently at the Academy of Music in "Carmen," "Il Trovatore," "La Favorita," "Rigoletto," and other classics. The unlucky artist was haunted by negative reviews and was never quite accepted in the U.S. as Carmen, her most frequent role. In 1882 she relocated to France. The vocalist poses in costume at the Mora studio in New York, circa 1875.
- 1875 circa 5 years
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- Carte de Visite
- Jose Mora
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