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Subject: Re: Singers taking multiple roles in operas
From: Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:43:07 -0400
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A soprano you may have heard of sang Ortlinde (and the third Norn) at
Bayreuth in 1933. Her name is Kirsten Flagstad.

On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 6:44 PM, Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
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> Many singers have sung more than one role in an opera (although usually not
> in the same performance). Diana Damrau, for instance, sang Pamina at the
> Met
> and then switched to Queen of the Night a few days later. Sopranos often
> used to begin as Sophie before moving to Octavian and ending their careers
> as the Marschallin (Elisabeth Soderstrom, for one). I know that Leonie
> Rysanek took on the three soprano roles in Elektra, although she never sang
> the title role live. Are there other singers who have done three or more
> roles in one opera, or other operas that lend themselves to such feats?
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> There are probably sopranos who began as a minor Valkyrie before moving on
> to Sieglinde and Brunnhilde, but I must confess I can't think of any.
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> Rich
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