Amália da Piedade Rebordão Rodrigues (Lisbon23 July (itself gave them to 1 July) [1] 1920) – Paris, October 6, 1999) was a Portugeses fado singer. She is widely regarded as the most important and influential fado singer in history. They also zangtechnisch was very strong (at the performance of both fado as other genres) and current fado artists realize that it is difficult to Amália's perfection. In the 1950s she began to break through internationally. The listeners were mostly seized by the frightening intensity of her nomination and her presence with which they, as Édith Piaf and Billie Holiday, feelings knew release. In the 1960s and 1970s, she performed her greatest artistic actions. She began to work with the best poets and composers of her country. Amália also aroused the older Portuguese poetry to life, by virtually every major poets, such as Camões, texts to sing.

Amália Rodrigues was born in Lisbon. She then meets to the classic story of the poor people's girl, fruitventstertje, that for a few pennies sings in the pubs on the port, is discovered and becomes a world star. She grew up in extreme poverty. Already as a young girl she had to work. They sold flowers on the street and did the was for people from the posh neighborhoods of the city. Amália began singing on the street. In July 1939, she performed for the first time officially on. Her pessimistic nature connect very well with the melancholy of fado. Rodrigues is seen as the personification of the Portuguese national character.

Amália was known as the ' Queen of fado'. She was a major influence on the fame that fado got elsewhere in the world. They soon became Portugal's favourite export product in the field of culture. Brazil, Spain, the fourth she triumphs in United States and Latin America. One of the most famous songs of hair is Uma Casa Portuguesa.

After 1974, after the Carnation Revolution, she came under fire for alleged ties with the regime of Salazar. Gradually she knew these allegations behind them. She appeared to them in the seventy was forced by heart problems and had to stop. In the late 1980s withdrew.

She died at home in her house on the Rua de São Bento in Lisbon. The House is now a museum. At her death, three days of national mourning proclaimed. Her mortal remains are buried in the Panteão Nacional (National Pantheon) in Lisbon.


Title Year
Perseguição 1945
Tendinha 1945
Fado do Ciúme 1945
Ai Mouraria 1945
Maria da Cruz 1945
Ai Mouraria 1951/52
Sabe-se Lá 1951/52
Novo Fado da Severa 1953
Uma Casa Portuguesa 1953
Primavera 1954
Tudo Isto é Fado 1955
Foi Deus 1956
Amália no Olympia 1957
Povo que Lavas no Rio 1963
Estranha Forma de Vida 1964
Fado Português 1965
Amália Canta Luís de Camões 1965
Formiga Bossa Nossa 1969
Amália e Vinicius 1970
Com que Voz 1970
Oiça Lá ó Senhor Vinho 1971
Amália no Japão 1971
Cheira a Lisboa 1972
Amália no Canecão 1976
Cantigas da Boa Gente 1976
Lágrima 1983
Amália na Broadway 1984
Estranha Forma de Vida O Melhor de Amália- 1985
O Melhor de Amália Tudo Isto é Fado-volume 2 1985
Obsessão 1990
Abbey Road 1952 1992
Segredo 1997

References 1. ^ a b "Biografia de Amalia Rodrigues" (in Portuguese). At-Tambur. A Retrieved 2009-11-15.

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