Artot de Padilla, Lola

OPERA SINGER, VOCAL TEACHER (BELGIUM/SPAIN)
BORN 5 Oct 1876, Sèvres (near Paris) - DIED 12 Apr 1933, Berlin
REAL NAME Padilla, Dolores de
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Berlin: Südwestfriedhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Block Charlottenburg, Gartenblock III, Gartenstelle 185)

Soprano Lola Artot de Padilla was the daughter of the fiery soprano and mezzosoprano Désiree Artot and bariton Mariano Padilla y Ramos. She studied with her mother and sang in Paris, Scandinavia and Poland.

In 1902 she made her debut at the Hoftheater in Wiesbaden in Mignon (by Thomas) and from 1905 until 1908 she was employed at the Komische Oper in Berlin. From 1909 until 1927 she worked at the Berliner Hofoper. She also performed in other cities in Germany and Holland. She was famous for her parts in "Nozze di Figaro" and "Don Giovanni".

After she left the stage she remained in Berlin where she became a singing teacher.

Sources
• Gottschalk, Wolfgang, Südwestfriedhof Stahnsdorf, Verlag Dirk Nishen, Berlin, 1991
Artôt de Padilla, Lola

Images

The grave of Lola Artot de Padilla at the Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (10 Apr 2003)

 


Aslan

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 23 Oct 2004