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Subject: Fwd: Singers taking multiple roles in operas
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:11:23 -0400
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From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: Singers taking multiple roles in operas
To: ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>


You can add Turandot; she sang it at the NY Worlds Fair in 1964.

dtmk
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On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 7:50 PM, ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> 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:
> >
> >
> > 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?
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > Rich
> >
> >
> >
> >
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