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10 lei silver 2010 - 150 Years from the Birth of Romanian Soprano Hariclea Darclée
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10 lei silver 2010 - 150 Years from the Birth of Romanian Soprano Hariclea Darclée -  obverse 10 lei silver 2010 - 150 Years from the Birth of Romanian Soprano Hariclea Darclée - reverse
37 mm diameter, 31.103 g, 99.9% silver, grained edge
Obverse: ROMANIA, face value "100 LEI", coat of arms of Romania, year 2010, four spectators and an opera theater hall
Reverse: portrait of soprano Hariclea Darclé, the first four measures of the aria Vissi d’arte from opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini; inscription HARICLEA DARCLEE and years 1860 and 1939, the signature of the soprano

Issuing date: 30th of July 2010

Mintage: 1000 coins


About Hariclea Darclée

Hariclea Darclée was born at Brăila în 1860, into Haricli family. His true family name was Hartulary, after his husband. She performed numerous important roles on great stages of the world. On 14th of January 1900 she sang at the premiére of the opera Tosca by Puccini, at Constanzi Theater in Rome. Aria "Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore" (I lived for art, I lived for love) brought a huge success to the Romanian soprano. Soprano is called the artist who sings inside the highest range of the voice.

Since 1995 the "Hariclea Darclée" biennial canto competition takes place at Brăila.


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