Badia, Conchita (Conxita)

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Badia, Conchita (Conxita)

Badia, Conchita (Conxita), noted Spanish soprano; b. Barcelona, Nov. 14, 1897; d. there, May 2, 1975. She studied piano and voice with Granados, and also had lessons with Casals and Manuel de Falla. She made her debut in Barcelona as a concert singer in 1913 in the first performance of Canciones amatorias by Granados, with the composer as piano accompanist. She subsequently devoted herself to concert appearances, excelling as an interpreter of Spanish and Latin American music; often appeared in performances with Casals and his orch. in Barcelona. In later years she taught voice in Barcelona, where her most famous pupil was Montserrat Caballé.


J. Alavedra, Conxita B.: Una vida d’artista (Barcelona, 1975).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire