One of the most gorgeous voices I ever heard. 9/6/30.

Melted us away..Top got a bit pushed..but he was for me special...Here with Magda is this great scene!

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Meta Seinemeyer (September 5, 1895 – August 19, 1929) was a German opera singer with a spinto soprano voice.

Seinemeyer was born in Berlin, where she studied at the Stern Conservatory with Ernst Grenzebach. She made her debut at the Deutsche Opernhaus in 1918. She joined the Dresden Semperoper in 1924, and began appearing at the Vienna State Opera in 1927.

On the international scene, she sang at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1923, as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser and Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, as Agathe in Der Freischütz in 1926, and at the Royal Opera House in London in 1929, as Eva, Elsa in Lohengrin and Sieglinde in Die Walküre.

Besides the great Wagner heroines, she also played an important role in the renaissance of Verdi's operas in Germany, winning considerable acclaim as Leonora in La forza del destino, Elisabeth de Valois in Don Carlos, and the title role in Aida. She was also admired as Marguerite in Faust, Maddalena in Andrea Chénier, and the title role in Tosca.

She took part in the creation of Ferruccio Busoni's Doktor Faust in Dresden in 1925.

One of the greatest German singers of her generation, her career was cut short when she died of leukemia in Dresden a few weeks short of her 34th birthday. Very shortly before her death, she married the conductor Frieder Weissmann (1893-1984). She is buried in the Stahnsdorfer Friedhof in Berlin.


Died at 33..great singer!!!!!!!!!

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GREAT LADY!!!!  9/5/1960..Gave some of the most riveting performances we ever heard!!!!

  One of the GOLDEN AGE singers!!!!!

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....and speaking of MIRACLES!!!!!!

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As James Levine receives tributes at his Gala, here is the most phenomenal singer imaginable. Nilsson gives the audience a big surprise!!!!!

God bless her for what she did for music!!!!

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If we speak of MIRACLES, here is Birgit Nilsson in the Solti Ring Gotterdamerung. Watch what they do at 1:16:54.

She had such a great sense of humor!!!!!!


 Did you think I would leave her out of the Swedish Compilation?????

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Great Swedish Artists

Mr.Bo Rydberg suggested a podcast on the famous Swedish singers, some of whom I have enjoyed live.(Star next to those I saw at the Met.) Some are fabulous LEGENDS in the history of the vocal art.

1. Karen Branzell (mezzo) Walkure act 3 scene

 2. Ivar Andresen Huguenots aria

 3. Kerstin Thorborg  Delilah act 2 scene

 4. Sven Nilsson   Onegin  Gremin aria

5. Fanal (Atterberg) Finale, Bjoerling, Berglund,Gorlin

6. Medeltida (Rangstrom)* Svanholm sings the ballad

7. Joel Berglund  Meistersinger Fliedermonolog

8.Hjoerdis Schymberg (Pronounced "Schimbarri") Flute aria

9. Gertrude Wetergren   Ballo Ulrica aria

10. Torsten Ralf  Lohengrin aria

11. Nicolai Gedda   Postillon aria

12. Ingvar Wixell and Bust Margit Jonsson in Flute duet


  More to come!! Guess who????

Direct download: Swedes.mp3
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She turns 69 on Dec.23. Do we know many,if any divas who can sustain a career like hers? People fly all over the globe to see her.

Yes, a few notes are a bit "off," but who cares?????


One of the all-time legends!!!!!!! >

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Let us hear the names of all the divas who can sing beautifully in Turandot, Lucia, Forza,and a wide variety of roles.

  Not many.....Callas, Zeani, etc..and we add the wonderful Magda  (and she has CHEST VOICE TOO!!!!)

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  You all know how I discover new talent. Well, Mme.Nieves is not exactly new. She has a fine career, but I just "discovered" her.

I honestly feel she is one of our "shining divas" and am presenting a few excerpts. You know I have heard the BEST!


P.S. Since I cannot add comments here, owing to commercials that are put in, let me know if the new podcasts are fine, since I am just starting them again.

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