In: Hochdramatische Sopran (High Dramatic Soprano)

Nabucco – Anch’io dischiuso
July 13, 2018

Verdi wrote two high dramatic soprano roles:  Abigaille in Nabucco, and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth.  These roles are close to impossible,... Read More
Frida Leider – Great Wagnerian, Immolation Scene
May 13, 2018

This clip is 15 minutes long.  It is the Immolation scene from Götterdämerung.  I won’t put anything else in this post…

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Rose Pauly – Zweite Brautnacht from Die Ägyptische Helena
March 10, 2018

Rose Pauly was one of the great high dramatic sopranos.  The file below is from Richard Strauss's Die Ägyptische Helena, which... Read More
Frida Leider, Liebestod (1931) Sir John Babirolli (c); also Lotte Lehmann
February 15, 2018

Frida Leider was one of the greatest sopranos who ever lived.  She sang a heavy repertoire, although later when she was... Read More
Liebestod: Mild und Leise, Gertrude Grob-Prandl
February 15, 2018

Mild und Leise Grob-Prandl This woman had one of the largest voices in recorded history, hence the High Dramatic Soprano moniker. ... Read More