Artôt 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. Her godmother was Pauline Viardot, her mother's singing teacher.

She studied with her mother and sang in Paris, Scandinavia and Poland. In 1902 she made her formal debut at the Hoftheater in Wiesbaden in "Mignon" (by Thomas). From 1905 until 1908 she was employed at the Komische Oper in Berlin. In 1907 she was the first to sing the part of Vreli in "A Village Romeo and Juliet" by Frederick Delius.

From 1909 until 1927 she worked for the Berliner Hofoper. She also performed in other cities in Germany and in the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Poland. She was famous for her parts in "Nozze di Figaro" and "Don Giovanni". After she left the stage she continued to live in Berlin where she worked as a singing teacher. She died there in 1933.

Related persons
• performed work of Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

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: 28 Feb 2016