Amalia Molina Pérez
Seville , 1885
Barcelona , 8 de juliol de 1956


Cuplet singer

She made her debut at the Café Novedades in Seville. In 1904 she settled in Madrid with a contract at Sala Actualidades. A year later she was already a well-known cuplet singer, sharing stage with Pastora Imperio, La Fornarina and La Bella Chelito. In the mid 1905, she visited Barcelona inaugurating the summer season at Teatre Granvia. In 1906 she began a national and international journey. She added songs and traditional costumes from other Spanish regions to the repertoire. The painter and stage designer Luis Muriel made up to 45 sets. In 1908 she performed for six months in the theatres of Havana and toured several Mexican cities. In 1914 she performed at Teatre Poliorama (Barcelona) with great success and in 1919 she made her debut in Paris with the opera Goyescas by Granados. The following year, she performed in London and in 1925 on Broadway. In 1947 she settled permanently in Barcelona. Some of her hits include Tango de los lunares, El aceitunero, Mi gitanillo, La naranjera and Pena, pena. She took part in the movie Malvaloca (1926) by Benito Perojo.

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