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Karin Branzell

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Voice: Mezzo
Nationality: Swedish
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1974

About Karin Branzell:

Karin Branzell (24 September 1891 – 15 December 1974) was a Swedish operatic contralto (sometimes described as a mezzo-soprano), who had a prominent career at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and in Europe. Her very wide range enabled her to sing both contralto roles and the occasional soprano role. She was particularly noted for her singing of the music of Richard Wagner, in roles such as Ortrud (Lohengrin), Venus (Tannhäuser), Erda (Das Rheingold and Siegfried), Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde), and Brunnhilde (Die Walküre). She was considered on a par with Margarete Klose and Kerstin Thorborg as a Wagnerian contralto. Amneris (Aida), Dalila (Samson et Dalila), Herodias (Salome), and Clytemnestra (Elektra) were among her other renowned roles.

Karin Maria Branzell was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on 24 September 1891. She initially trained as an organist, and was engaged as assistant organist at the Hjorthagen Church in Stockholm from 1910 to 1913. She studied singing with Tekla Hofer and acting with Elisabeth Hjortberg in her native city. Her debut was at the Royal Theatre in Stockholm as Prince Sarvilaka in Eugen d'Albert's Izeyl, in the 1912-13 season. That year she also sang Nancy in Martha and Amneris in Aida. Her other teachers were Anna Eugénie Schön-René (a pupil of Pauline Viardot), Louis Bachner in Berlin, and Enrico Rosati in New York. She sang at the Royal Theatre 1913-18, and at the Berlin State Opera from 1920 to 1934, where she created the role of the Nurse in the Berlin première of Die Frau ohne Schatten under the composer, Richard Strauss, and was also heard as Azucena (Il trovatore), Laura (La Gioconda), Fides (Le prophète), Dalila (Samson et Dalila) and Carmen. She also appeared at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden in 1935, 1937 and 1938. She sang there alongside Charles Kullman, Alexander Kipnis and Elisabeth Rethberg, as Konchakovna in a German-language version of Alexander Borodin's Prince Igor, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1O sink hernieder (Love Duet) Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.05

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan/Isolde
2Connais tu le pays Popularity:

Opera: MignonComposer: ThomasAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mignon
3Printemps qui commence Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Dalila
4Condotta ell'era in ceppi Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena
5Weiche Wotan weiche Popularity:

Opera: Rheingold, DasComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: German

Roles: Erda
6Mal reggendo all'aspro assalto Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena/Manrico
7Bruderlein und Schwesterlein Popularity:

Opera: Fledermaus, DieComposer: Strauss jrAct: 2.14

Type: septet,ensembleVoice: Br T S Mz S S BrLanguage: German

Roles: Falke/Gabriel/Rosalinde/Orlofsky/Adele/Ida/Frank
8Einsam wachend in der Nacht Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Brangäne
9Faites lui mes aveux Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Siébel
10Euch Luften die mein Klagen Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Elsa
11Ai nostri monti ritorneremo Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 4.13

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Azucena/Manrico
12Weh ach wehe dies zu dulden Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.18

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Isolde
13Weh! Ach Wehe! Dies Zu Dulden! Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 1.06

Type: Voice: Language: German

Roles:
14Lausch Geliebter Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan/Isolde
15O schöne Jugendtage Popularity:

Opera: Evangelimann, DerComposer: KienzlAct:

Type: Voice: contraltoLanguage: German

Roles:
16Si le bonheur a sourire t'invite Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Siébel
17Seit er von dir geschieden Popularity:

Opera: GötterdammerungComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Waltraute
18Donnez, donnez Popularity:

Opera: Prophète, LeComposer: MeyerbeerAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles:
19Ha ich bin's ich bin's Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 3.15

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Isolde
20Tristan Isolde treuloser Holder Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: T S SLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan/Isolde/Brangäne
21Tristan Geliebter! Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 3.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan/Isolde
22Doch unsre Liebe heisst sie Tristan Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Isolde/Tristan
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