In: Hochdramatische Sopran (High Dramatic Soprano)

Gertrude Grob-Prandl, high dramatic soprano sings Meyerbeer
March 17, 2022

This is an aria that is usually sung by lyric sopranos. However, Grob-Prandl, a high dramatic soprano (the loudest female type),... Read More
Maria Reining, Austrian lirico-dramatic soprano
January 4, 2021

Maria Reining (August 7, 1903 in Vienna – March 11, 1991 in Deggendorf) was an Austrian soprano, honored with the title... Read More
Back to Basics, Ponselle and Callas
September 30, 2020

I have been posting some pianists, and while I am happy to do so, I begin to miss vocal music. So,... Read More
Margarete Teschemacher, dramatic soprano
July 7, 2020

Margarete Teschemacher was a very popular soprano in Germany.  Considering the number of records that she made, there is little information... Read More
Rosa Raisa. dramatic soprano
July 2, 2020

Sometimes, I select a singer who is little known today but who, in her time, was considered a great, great classical... Read More
Régine Crespin, French Falcon soprano
June 8, 2020

Before introducing Régine Crespin, I want to describe what a Falcon soprano is. The term "Falcon" comes from Marie Cornélie Falcon,... Read More
Birgit Nilsson, high dramatic soprano
April 26, 2020

Although this blog posting is ostensibly about the great Swedish dramatic soprano, Birgit Nilsson, it is going to take us little... Read More
Marta Fuchs, Great High Dramatic Soprano
January 11, 2020

As I have mentioned before, this is t he last scene of the last opera in the Ring cycle. It has... Read More
Göta Ljungberg, High Dramatic Soprano
December 14, 2019

This was a great voice. So great that I went to the trouble of remastering all these selections. The reason that... Read More
Lina Bruna Rasa, High Dramatic Soprano
December 11, 2019

Lina Bruna Rasa was certainly Mascagni's favorite Santuzza and was also a favorite of Toscanini.  In 1930. illness began to show... Read More