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PAULA DOENGES, Soprano, * 17 March 1874 Leipzig, † 15 June 1931 Langenbrück bei Dresden;

She studied in Leipzig with the teachers and Rebling Proft. In 1891 it got its debut at the Opera House of Leipzig as Agathe “in” Freischütz. Here she sang e.g. on 11/11/1906 “in the world premiere of the opera beach right” (“The Wreckers”) by Ethel Smyth, the role of Tirzah, in 1896 she had worked at Leipzig at the world premiere of “Kukuska,” a youth opera of the late great operetta composer Franz Lehár, . After 1906 successful guest performances at the Opera House of Frankfurt, had they been committed in 1908, the first dramatic soprano at this house. Here she sang the great dramatic roles, especially the Wagner heroines like Brünnhilde in the Ring of the Nibelung and Isolde in “Tristan,” but also the Leonore in “Fidelio,” the Countess in “Figaro,” which Rezia in “Oberon” Weber, Santuzza in “Cavalleria rusticana” and Katharine in “the taming of the Shrew” by H. Goetz. In 1909 she designed in the Frankfurt premiere of Richard Strauss’ opera “Elektra,” the title role. Until 1913 she remained active in Frankfurt and was then only a single guest performances and concerts. She made ​​guest appearances during her career at the Court Opera in Dresden (1897, 1902, 1906) and Munich (1897, 1908), the court theaters of Hanover (1906), Karlsruhe (1910) and Wiesbaden (1910-11). 1898 she was heard at the Vienna Court Opera as Sieglinde in “Walküre” and as Elisabeth in “Tannhauser” in 1902 as the Covent Garden Opera in London, Sieglinde. In 1905 she sang as guest at the Theatre of Brno (Brno), 1909 at the Wagner Festival in Munich (Isolde in “Tristan”).

From the voice of one singer Odeon plate is present (Berlin, 1910).

as Brünnhilde Frankfurt

Portrait (Collection G&K)

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as Isolde “Tristan” advertisement Covent Garden London

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2012 in Sopranos

 

ERNA DENERA, Soprano, * 04 September 1881 Schloß Pila (Posen), † 16 March 1938 Berlin.

She initially studied piano and music theory with Spangenberg in Wiesbaden and Bonn Kufferath and was also a student of Max Reger. In 1904 she decided to study singing, at the Franz Dulong in Berlin and Henry held fine house in Milan. Debut in 1906 at the court theater of Cassel as Senta “in the” Flying Dutchman. 1907-08 engaged at the court theater in Wiesbaden. Appointed in 1908 at the Berlin Court Opera, where she was very successful. She has performed in Madrid and Barcelona, Budapest and Bucharest, Brussels and Antwerp. For the 1916-17 season she was engaged at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, but could not compete due to the United States entered the war this commitment. 1921-22 guest appearances at various Italian theaters. Until 1921 she remained at the Berlin Court Opera, later became the Berlin State Opera, worked as a teacher and later lived in Berlin. – Excellent, thoroughly trained, expressive soprano voice, which was successful in a vast repertoire, from “Venus in” Tannhauser, “Sieglinde in” Die Walküre, the Ortrud “in” Lohengrin, the Marschallin in “Der Rosenkavalier” and Giulietta in “be called tales of Hoffmann “by Offenbach.

Record: First recordings on favorite (Berlin, 1905-06), then at Odeon, Pathé, Parlophon, HMV and Favorite luxury. At anchor she sang Sieglinde in a complete recording of the 1st Act “Valkyrie” with Jacques Decker and Schwegler Gustav in 1913.

as Isolde

as Isolde1915 (by courtesy of Joe Parry)

as Isolde with Berger

as Kundry

as Elsa (Collection G&K)

as Elsa

as Senta

as Senta

as Elisabeth

as Elisabeth

as Elisabeth

as Eisabeth (Collection G&K)

as Ortrud

as Sieglinde (Collection G&K)

as Sieglinde (Collection G&K)

 as Venus (Collection G&K)

as Fidelio

as Fidelio (Collection G&K)

as Ariadne Berlin

as Marschallin with Endert Berlin 1912

as Marschallin with Endert Berlin 1912

as Marschallin with Endert Berlin 1912

as Marschallin

as Marschallin

as Countess “Nozze” (Collection G&K)

as Donna Elvira

as Hermione “Winter- märchen” Goldmark

as Bertha

Portrait (Collection G&K)

Portrait (Collection G&K)

Portrait (Collection G&K)


at her home

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2012 in Sopranos

 

MARCELLE DEMOUGEOT, Soprano, * 18 June 1876 Dijon, † 24 November 1931 Paris;


Her real name was Jeanne Marguerite Marcelle Decorne. Trained by Charles Laurent at Dijon and at the Conservatoire of Paris by Hettich. In Paris, also a student of Mangin, and Warot Giraudet. She debuted in 1902 at the Paris Grand Opera as Donna Elvira in “Don Giovanni”. In 1904 she sang here in the premiere of “Le fils de l’étoile” by Camille Erlanger, 1906 in Massenet’s “Ariane”, 1911, in Monte Carlo, the title role in the world premiere of the opera “Déjanire” by Saint-Saens. In 1909 she worked at the Grand Opera in the premiere of Wagner’s “Rheingold” with the role of Fricka. In 1914 they lived in the same opera house in the premiere of “Parsifal” as Kundry, which she took on this role in many French theaters. She has performed in the years 1907-09 to include the major theaters in the province, and later Nice, Bordeaux, Lyon and Vichy. In 1921 she sang at the Grand Opera, again very successful, “the Brünnhilde in” Die Walkure. By 1925, she has performed at the Grand Opera, she sang in 1930 in Strasbourg, the Brünnhilde in the Ring cycle. It was considered the most important French Wagnerian soprano of her generation, and outside of the Wagner repertoire, she sang roles such as Aida, the Valentine in “Les Huguenots” by Meyerbeer, the Mathilde in Rossini’s “William Tell”, the Cyria in “Angela” by Massenet and Marguerite in “La Damnation de Faust” by Berlioz. She was also known as a concert singer, so she created in 1906, the cantata “La Gloire de Corneille” by Saint-Saens.
Numerous recordings of G & D (Paris, 1904-06), Zonophone (Paris, 1905), Favorite (Paris, 1906), Odeon and HMV.

as Isolde Paris Oct. 1912

as Isolde (Collection G&K)

as Isolde

as Brünnhilde Garnier 1904

as Brünnhilde Garnier 1904

as Brünnhilde Garnier 1904

as Elsa

as Elisabeth

as Kundry Paris 1914

as Kundry Paris 1914

as Venus Paris 1903

as Venus

as Venus

as Carmen

as ? (Collection G&K)

as Salammbo

as ? Portrait (Collection G&K)

as ?

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Portrait (Collection G&K)

Portrait (Collection G&K)

For more information about Marcelle Demougeot please visit the following websites:

http://www.historicopera.com/p-singerd_page1.html

http://musicsack.com/PersonFMTDetail.cfm?PersonPK=100072703

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OPERAlmanac/message/774

http://classicalmusicmayhem.freeforums.org/today-in-classical-music-history-november-t1453-45.html

http://cdexchang.blogspot.com/2011/06/june-18.html

http://www.fembio.org/english/biography.php/woman/notable-women

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Sopranos

 

ELISABETH DELIUS, Soprano, * 21 April 1890 Mühlhausen (Mulhouse/Elsaß), † (?);

She was the artist, whose real name was Elizabeth Dümmler, 1912-14 studied at the Conservatory of Strasbourg, piano and vocals, composition with Hans Pfitzner. 1916-19 she was in Munich student of voice teachers and Anna Ernst Preuse beauty Rene. 1919-22 she was engaged at the Municipal Theatre in Augsburg, 1922-25 sang at the Municipal Theater of Chemnitz, 1925-26 and 1926-28 at the Deutsches Theater in Prague back in Augsburg. After an additional study in Italy 1926-27, they went into the high drama of trade and was then 1928-35 at the Opera House (theater) from Zurich. She was also a guest at the State Opera of Dresden as at theaters in Basel and Bern. In Zurich, she sang in 1931 in the first performances of the opera “Wozzeck” (as Marie) by A. Berg and “The Fisherman un syner Fru” by Othmar Schoeck. Of her other stage roles are the part of Leonore in “Fidelio,” the Elettra in Mozart’s “Idomeneo,” Donna Anna in “Don Giovanni”, Aida, Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s “Macbeth,” the Leonora in “Il Trovatore” as in “La forza del destino, “the queen of the earth spirits in” Hans Heiling “by Marschner that Milada in Smetana’s” Dalibor “, the Electra in the same Richard Strauss opera, the Marschallin in” “Der Rosenkavalier, especially her Wagner’s heroines called (Senta, Venus, Ortrud, Isolde, Brünnhilde, Fricka, Kundry).

as Brünnhilde (Collection G&K)

as Marschallin with Schmid-Bloss Zürich 1929

as Elektra with Fichtmüller Zürich 1929

as Weib with Ostertag “Vom Fischer und syner Fru” Schoeck Zürich 1931

Portrait (Collection G&K)

Portrait (Collection G&K)

Portrait (Collection G&K)

 
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PAULINE CRAMER, Soprano, * 1858 (?), † (?);

About this artist a few facts are known with certainty. She was of German origin, but lived in England and graduated from there, apparently their whole career. 1881 and 1883 she is mentioned as a concert singer in London. In 1884 she sang at Covent Garden Opera in London, the Venus in “Tannhauser” in 1892 at the same opera house, the four performances of Isolde in “Tristan and Isolde”. In 1882 she was at the Bayreuth premiere of “Parsifal” in the chorus, but there is no singing solo part. 1883-84 was a short engagement at the Opera House of Cologne. In the period around the turn of the century they were in London and other British cities, including Concertos under Hans Richter. In 1988 she sang in London as a soloist in “Elijah” by Mendelssohn.

From her voice, there are four G & T-plates, including one that she sings on the Schubert song “An die Leier” in English, this recording was reissued in 1982 on LP.

as Knape “Parsifal” Bayreuth 1882

as Knape “Parsifal” Bayreuth 1882

as Knape “Parsifal” Bayreuth 1882

as Knape “Parsifal” Bayreuth 1882

as Knape “Parsifal” Bayreuth 1882

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For more information about Pauline Cramer please visit:

http://musicsack.com/PersonFMTDetail.cfm?PersonPK=100072646

 
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ANITA CORRIDORI, Soprano, * 1919 Lecco am Comersee, † 15 March 1974 Lecco;

She began her career after World War II. In 1946 she debuted at the Municipal Theater of Como as Santuzza in “Cavalleria Rusticana”. In the following years she had a successful stage career in Italy. So she sang in 1949 at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the Norma by Bellini, 1948-56 at the Teatro Comunale Piacenza Turandot by Puccini and Amelia in Verdi’s “Ballo in Maschera” in 1952 at the Festival in the Arena of Verona, the title character in “La Giocinda “by Ponchielli, 1958, too, the Turandot, which she presented in the same year, at Maggio musicale Fiorentino. In 1958 she sang Isolde in “Tristan und Isolde” in Regio Emilia. She was a guest at the Teatro Fenice in Venice, the Teatro Regio of Parma, Naples, Florence and Bergamo. She sang in more dramatic roles of the Italian opera Leonore in “La forza del destino ‘Verdi’s Aida and Tosca. Touring abroad brought her in Spain, France and Switzerland significant successes, but they were (apparently) her career early on.

Records: On Urania she sings the title role in an integral recording of Ponchielli’s “La Gioconda”.

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For more information about Anita Corridori please visit the following websites: 

http://musicsack.com/PersonFMTDetail.cfm?PersonPK=100072631

http://d-nb.info/gnd/135413532/about/html

http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no93001697.html

http://www.fembio.org/biographie.php/frau/frauen-gedenktage/15-03-2011

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Sopranos

 

SOFIE CORDES-PALM, Soprano, * 1881 (?), † (?);

She began her stage career in 1904 at the Municipal Theatre of Essen, where she remained active until 1907 and was then engaged at the Court Theatre of Stuttgart, where she was 1910-14. Here she made ​​the transition from lyrical to highly dramatic vocal category and was now successful as Brünnhilde in the Ring of the Nibelung, as Kundry “in” Parsifal, as Elektra in the same Richard Strauss opera, as Ortrud, “in” Lohengrin and as Dido in “Les Troyens” of Berlioz. In 1914 she moved to the Court Theatre in Karlsruhe, which she remained a member until 1920. She brought her career at the city theaters of Rostock (1923-26) and Essen (1926-27) to the end and lived in Berlin since 1927. In Rostock, she appeared in 1925 in one of four simultaneous premiere of the opera “Menandra” by Hugo Kaun. By 1930 it is still encountered gas tierend. She gave numerous guest appearances at Germany’s leading opera houses, so in 1906 at the Court Theatre in Kassel and at the Court Theater Hannover, since 1907, often at the Court Theatre in Wiesbaden, 1908 at the Municipal Theatre (Opera House), Hamburg, 1910 and 1911 at the Court Opera in Munich in 1911 at the Court Theatre Mannheim, 1913 Opera of Frankfurt aM, 1914 at the Opera House of Leipzig and in 1915 at the Court Opera in Dresden (as Isolde in “Tristan,” which she sang in the same year in Amsterdam). From her stage repertoire nor are the Elisabeth and Venus in “Tannhauser,” Elsa “in” Lohengrin, the Leonore in “Fidelio,” the title character in “Armida” by Gluck, the Martha in “lowland” of d’Albert, the Carlotta in “the Search” by F. Schreker, the Countess in “Figaro,” to name the Valentine in “Les Huguenots” by Meyerbeer and Carmen. After the Second World War, she lived in Thumby in Schleswig-Holstein. She was married to his first marriage with the opera singer Max Anton, who was engaged at the City Theater in Essen, at the Vienna Volksoper and the Theater of Wuppertal-Barmen.

as Brünnhilde

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as Elektra

as Elektra

as Elektra

as Elektra

as Salome

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Sopranos

 
 
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