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Subject: Re: Singers with both Norma and Elektra in repertoire?
From: daaaac <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:43:30 -0400
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Irmgard Seefried
Turandot: Tu che di gel sei cinta (audio)
Bell Telephone Hour
October 15, 1956

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHXHVxzWYwM <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHXHVxzWYwM>


> On Jun 13, 2017, at 5:26 PM, Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> It's difficult to imagine Seefried tackling Olympia, but there's some
> evidence on line that she did.
> 
> On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 11:31 PM, Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> 
>> On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 9:45 PM, David Shengold <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Vesna, how about Radmila Bakocevic? She certainly sang Norma,  and I know
>>> she sang *some * Strauss...
>>> 
>> 
>> Hi David, Rich, and list,
>> 
>> You are right about Strauss, David-- I believe she sang Salome but I don't
>> think that Elektra was in her repertoire.
>> 
>> When I read Rich's query about multiple roles in the same opera, I thought
>> about Lisa Della Casa singing not three, but four roles in DER
>> ROSENKAVALIER, which I believe I first learned from you, as you once
>> mentioned it on the list, and then I read it in one of her interviews.
>> 
>> I also thought about LE NOZZE. The Wiener Staatsoper archives show that
>> both Maria Cebotari and Hilde Gueden appeared as Cherubino, Susanna, and
>> Countess Almaviva.
>> 
>> A few more come to mind: the four heroines in LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN
>> (Olympia, Giulietta, Antonia, Stella) are sometimes sung by the same
>> soprano - Irmgard Seefried and Anja Silja in Vienna, Edda Moser and
>> Catherine Malfitano at Salzburg, and several at the Met: Joan Sutherland,
>> Anna Moffo, and Carol Vaness among others; Sena Jurinac sang 3 of the 4
>> heroines (Giulietta, Antonia, Stella) in the same performance in Vienna and
>> I'm sure there are more instances with others (Beverly Sills must have done
>> it at NYCO as she recorded all four roles in studio).
>> 
>> At more than one venue, all four bass-baritone roles (Coppélius, Lindorf,
>> Dr. Miracle, Dappertutto) were sung by the same singer (which I believe was
>> contrary to Offenbach’s idea),-- Van Dam, Ramey, Treigle, London, Tibbett,
>> Singher, Terfel, Abdrazakov, …
>> 
>> Boris Christoff famously sang all three bass roles in BORIS GODUNOV, Boris,
>> Pimen, and Varlaam, though I don’t know if he ever did it in the same stage
>> performance as he did it on his two studio recordings.
>> 
>> Best, Vesna
>> 
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