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In 1962 Anger was commissioned to paint a portrait of Viennese soprano Leonie Rysanek.
Leopoldine "Leonie" Rysanek (14 November 19267 March 1998) was an Austrian dramatic soprano.
Strauss sopranos often make excellent Puccini voices and accordingly Rysanek sang many "Tosca"s and a few "Turandot"s. She also sang a remarkable Leonore in Beethoven's "Fidelio".
As an Austrian and a "Mitteleuropäerin", Rysanek also took an interest in music from Slavic countries, both Russian (Tchaikovsky) and Czech (Smetana, Janáček).
At the Salzburg Festival, she sang the Färberin in "Die Frau ohne Schatten" in 1975, with Leonie Rysanek, James King, Ruth Hesse and Walter Berry, Karl Böhm conducting the Vienna Philharmonic.
In her later years, and like many "big" soprano voices, Rysanek reverted to dramatic mezzo-soprano roles like Ortrud in Wagner's "Lohengrin", Herodias in Strauss's "Salome", Klytemnestra in his "Elektra" and the Kostelnička in Janáčeks "Jenufa".
Of the notorious five "biggest" soprano roles, Rysanek sang Turandot and enjoyed success as Kundry in "Parsifal" at the Met, Vienna, and the Bayreuth Festival. Starting her career when Kirsten Flagstad was still alive and Birgit Nilsson and Astrid Varnay at the peak of their vocal abilities, Rysanek knew better than to go for Wagner's Isolde or any of his three Brünnhildes. However, in 1981, Karl Böhm persuaded her to sing Elektra for a Unitel film (with the soundtrack recorded in the studio), not a live production in an opera house.
In 1965 Bower was invited by Rudolf Bing to join the roster of sopranos at the Metropolitan Opera. She made her debut with the company on February 22, 1965 as Ortlinde in Richard Wagner's "Die Walküre" with Birgit Nilsson as Brünnhilde, Jon Vickers as Siegmund, Leonie Rysanek as Sieglinde, George London as Wotan, and Irene Dalis as
A highlight of the 2006 season of "Unnatural Acts of Opera" was the first podcast ever of Richard Wagner's four-opera cycle "Der Ring des Nibelungen", an event Jorden termed "Podderdammerung." Jorden has also contributed a number of opera video clips to YouTube, concentrating on his favorite divas, including Renata Scotto, Leonie Rysanek and Dame Gwyneth Jones.
Michail Svetlev co-starred with numerous leading singers including Montserrat Caballé, Mirella Freni, Renata Scotto, Leontyne Price, Margaret Price, Martina Arroyo, Raina Kabaivanska, Leonie Rysanek, Edita Gruberova, Fiorenza Cossotto, Hildegard Behrens, Tito Gobbi, Sherill Milnes, Piero Cappuccilli, Leo Nucci, Ruggero Raimondi, Robert Lloyd, and Paul Plischka.
In December 1995, he made his European debut as Orest in "Elektra" in a high-profile concert version in Valencia with the soprano Leonie Rysanek. Other notable concert debuts include his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut at the Ravinia Festival in July 1998 (soloist in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9), and his Carnegie Hall debut singing the Verdi Requiem in May 1999.
The role of Médée is famed for its difficulty. Other famous interpreters of the role in the 20th century included Anna Caterina Antonacci, Dame Josephine Barstow, Montserrat Caballé, Eileen Farrell, Marisa Galvany, Leyla Gencer, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Nadja Michael, Maralin Niska, Magda Olivero, Leonie Rysanek, Sylvia Sass, Anja Silja, Dunja Vejzovic, and Shirley Verrett.
She specializes in the music of her compatriots, particularly Eugen Suchoň, as well as Czech composers, notably Bedřich Smetana and Leoš Janáček. She is considered to be one of the greatest 'Jenufa's' in Janáček's opera of the same name. Her Carnegie Hall performance (and subsequent Metropolitan Opera run with Leonie Rysanek) is considered to be legendary.
In addition to her first prize at the Operalia Competition and four consecutive Juno Awards, Bayrakdarian has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, the 2005 Virginia Parker Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Leonie Rysanek Award from the George London Foundation, the Mesrob Mashdots Medal on behalf of the Holy See of Cilicia on August 15, 2004, and a Metropolitan Opera National Council Award in 1997.
His opera recording career was limited to the 1957 EMI recording of "Turandot", opposite Maria Callas and Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, conducted by Tullio Serafin. He also recorded the tenor part in Verdi's "Requiem" in the 1959 (EMI) set conducted by Maestro Serafin. However, in recent years a few live recordings have surfaced, notably "Lucia di Lammermoor" (1957), again with Callas, and "Tosca" (1957), opposite Magda Olivero and Scipio Colombo, both for RAI, and "Nabucco", opposite Leonie Rysanek, Cornell MacNeil, and Cesare Siepi.
In the 1960s he recorded excerpts of operas, Flotow's "Martha", Lortzing's "Undine" (with Lisa Otto) and "Der Wildschütz", and Weber's Oberon with Jess Thomas as Hüon and Ingrid Bjoner as Rezia. With the Deutsche Oper Berlin he recorded excerpts of Gounod's "Margarete" (with Hilde Güden), Mascagni's "Cavalleria rusticana" with Rysanek, Schock and Metternich, and Nicolai's "Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor" with Köth, Frick and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Rysanek was born in Vienna and made her operatic debut in 1949 in Innsbruck. In 1951 the Bayreuth Festival reopened and the new leader Wieland Wagner asked her to sing Sieglinde. He was convinced that her unique, young and beautiful voice, combined with her rare acting abilities, would create a sensation. She became a star overnight, and the role of Sieglinde followed her for the rest of her career.
The great love of his life was the German soprano Anja Silja. Only twenty years old, she took over as Senta in 1960 in Bayreuth when Leonie Rysanek cancelled, and created a sensation. Blessed with a strong, agile, youthful and gleaming voice, and with an extraordinary talent for acting, she embodied Wieland's ideals. She sang Elsa in "Lohengrin", Elisabeth and Venus in "Tannhäuser" and Eva in "Meistersinger" at Bayreuth. Elsewhere, he cast her as Isolde, Brünnhilde, Richard Strauss's Elektra, and Salome, and Alban Berg's Lulu and Marie in "Wozzeck". She even sang Desdemona in Verdi's "Otello" in Wieland's production.
Among the other celebrated singers who worked with Wieland were Hans Hotter, George London, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Eberhard Wächter, Thomas Stewart, Theo Adam, Josef Greindl, Jerome Hines, Wolfgang Windgassen, Ramón Vinay, Jess Thomas, Jon Vickers, Martha Mödl, Astrid Varnay, Régine Crespin, Rita Gorr, Leonie Rysanek, Birgit Nilsson, Jean Madeira, Grace Hoffman, Franz Crass, Victoria de los Ángeles, Grace Bumbry, Christa Ludwig, Martti Talvela, Carlos Alexander, Isabel Strauß, James King, Claude Heater, Ticho Parly, Dame Gwyneth Jones, and Fritz Wunderlich. Wieland wanted great actors, but he also wanted the singers to execute his plans faithfully.
Nevertheless, Maria Cebotari, Ljuba Welitsch, Birgit Nilsson, Leonie Rysanek, Éva Marton, Radmila Bakočević, Montserrat Caballé, Anja Silja, Phyllis Curtin, Karan Armstrong, Nancy Shade, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Catherine Malfitano, Hildegard Behrens, Maria Ewing, Teresa Stratas (only in a film version, not on stage), Olive Fremstad. Brenda Lewis, and Karita Mattila are among the most memorable who have tackled the role in the last half-century. Each of these singers has brought her own interpretation to the title character. Perhaps the two most famous recordings of the opera are Herbert von Karajan's EMI recording with Hildegard Behrens and Sir Georg Solti's Decca recording with Birgit Nilsson as Salome.