In: Hochdramatische Sopran (High Dramatic Soprano)

Leonie Rysanek, Hochdramatischesopran
October 31, 2022

Leonie Rysanek was one of the most well-know high dramatic sopranos of the post-WWII period. She had an enormous voice that... Read More
Wagner, Wesendonck Lieder, Birgit Nilsson, Hochdramatischesopran
October 19, 2022

I have hesitated in the past to post something sung by Birgit Nilsson. This is because she had an enormous voice,... Read More
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