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Subject: Re: Singers taking multiple roles in operas
From: ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:50:01 -0400
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Margaret Harshaw seems to hold the record for the sheer number
of Wagnerian roles at the Met. She did sing minor Valkyrie roles
at the Met as well as Sieglinde and Bruennhilde.  also Fricka!

Angelo from Boston

> On June 12, 2017 at 6:44 PM Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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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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