Mercè Capsir Vidal
Barcelona , 20 de juliol de 1897
Suzzara , 13 de març de 1969
Performer i Teacher



Daughter of baritone Josep Capsir and soprano Ramona Vidal. She was admitted to the Conservatori del Liceu, where dhe studied under Joaquim Vidal i Nunell. In 1913 she made her debut in Girona and in 1914 she performed the role of Micaela in Carmen at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Between 1916 and 1920, she performed at Teatro Real in Madrid, San Carlos in Lisbon, Colón in Buenos Aires, the Paris Opera, Apollo in Bologna and the Liceu in Barcelona, with roles such as La Traviata's Violeta and Rigoletto's Gilda.

In 1929, she made her debut at La Scala in Milan performing Rigoletto with Fleta and Toscanini. She travelled throughout Europe with a soprano leggero voice that stood out for its coloratura and high notes. She returned to Barcelona in the early 1930s. In 1949 she offered her last performance at the Liceu in Il matrimonio segreto. She taught until 1968 and often travelled to Italy, where she retired.

In the late 1920s she made several recordings and in 1944, she appeared in the film Retorno directed by Salvio Valenti.

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