Magazine article Opera Canada

Lotte Lehmann: Master Classes, Volume I: Lieder

Magazine article Opera Canada

Lotte Lehmann: Master Classes, Volume I: Lieder

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LOTTE LEHMANN: MASTER CLASSES

Volume I: Lieder

VAI 4326 (1 DVD/109 minutes)

LOTTE LEHMANN: MASTER CLASSES

Volume II: Opera

VAI 4327 (1 DVD/114 minutes/bonus 21-minute CBC interview)

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The great German soprano, Lotte Lehmann (1888-1976), retired in 1951 after an illustrious singing career of over 40 years. In addition to putting her indelible mark on such roles as Beethoven's Leonore and Wagner's Eva, Sieglinde and Elisabeth, Lehman also created the Richard Strauss roles of the Dyer's Wife in Die Frau ohne Schatten and Christine Storch in Intermezzo. During her career, Lehmann also sang all three female leads in Der Rosenkavalier, but it was the role of the Marschallin with which she became most identified.

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After retirement, the soprano became increasingly active at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, where she taught from 1951 until 1962. Her students included such artists as Marilyn Horne, Grace Bumbry, Benita Valente, Carol Neblett and Jeanine Altmeyer--not to mention the tenor-turned-opera-director, Lotfi Mansouri. In 1969, Lehmann returned to the Academy for a series of public masterclasses that were filmed by the Educational Broadcasting Corporation and are now available on DVD from VAI. …

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