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RUTH JOST-ARDEN, Soprano, * 02 September 1899 Berlin, † 19 December 1985 Bayreuth;

23 Aug

Jost-Arden received vocal training in Berlin and in New York. Her first successes were on the concert stage. Her voice attracted the attention of Toscanini, who brought her to Bayreuth for the 1930 Festival where she made her debut as Venus in Tannhäuser. From 1931-40 she was the principal dramatic soprano at the Cologne Opera. She sang very little during World War II, and after 1945 she lived in Bayreuth.

 

as Kundry Bayreuth (by courtesy of Erich Wirl)

as Venus Bayreuth 1930

Portrait

 

 
1 Comment

Posted by on August 23, 2012 in Sopranos

 

One response to “RUTH JOST-ARDEN, Soprano, * 02 September 1899 Berlin, † 19 December 1985 Bayreuth;

  1. Verda Campbell

    October 21, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    I found this article very interesting, having searched for information about Ruth Jost-Arden after I discovered a letter and picture from her to my grandmother, dated 22 April 1948, from Germany. She was writing to thank my grandmother for sending her a parcel of food, and tells a little of her history. It is typed in English on yellowed paper with her name, “Kammersangerin”, and address inscribed at the top. Ms Jost-Arden has signed the letter in ink.
    Thank you for solving some of the mystery around this letter. If you have any other information about her, I would be interested. Thank you.

     

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