Ramona Rovira Garriga
Ramoncita Rovira
La Fuliola (Urgell) , 23 August 1902
Barcelona , 5 February 1964


Cuplet singer

She made her debut as a cuplet singer in 1921 in Barcelona and received singing lessons from Joan Viladomat and Vicenç Martín Quirós. She specialized in couplet inspired by French chanson realiste, taking singers such as La Fréhel, Edith Piaf and Juliette Gréco as her role models.

In 1922, whilst achieving success at Teatre Apol·lo, she recorded La muller d'en Manelic and La filla del pescador for Gramófono record label. Joan Viladomat composed the music for the tango-couplet Fumando espero and she popularized it at the Edén Concert (Barcelona) and recorded it in 1924. In 1923 she made her debut at Teatro Maravillas in Madrid.

During the second half of the 1920s she consolidated her success in the Eldorado and Circ Barcelonès theatres, with couplets such as El tango de la cocaína (with music by Viladomat) which she recorded in 1927. From 1930, she appeared on stages only sporadically, back at Circ Barcelonès, Coliseum and Tívoli. Her last public appearance was in 1944 at Circ Roxy.


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