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Lisa Della Casa

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Swiss
Year of Birth: 1919
Year of Death: 2012

About Lisa Della Casa:

Lisa Della Casa (2 February 1919 – 10 December 2012) was a Swiss soprano most admired for her interpretations of major heroines in operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Richard Strauss, and of German lieder. She was also described as “the most beautiful woman on the operatic stage”.

Della Casa was born in Burgdorf, Switzerland to an Italian-Swiss father, Francesco Della Casa, and a Bavarian-born mother, Margarete Mueller. She began studying singing at the age of 15 at the Zurich Conservatory, and her teachers included Margarete Haeser.

She made her operatic debut in the title role of Puccini's Madama Butterfly at Solothurn-Biel Municipal Theater in 1940. She joined the ensemble of Zurich Municipal Opera House in 1943 (staying there until 1950) and sang various parts, from the Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute to Dorabella in Così fan tutte. Later she sang Fiordiligi. She sang the part of Zdenka in the performance of Richard Strauss's Arabella at Zurich Municipal Opera House alongside Maria Cebotari's Arabella in 1946. Cebotari recognized her talent and introduced her at the Salzburg Festival in 1947, where she sang Zdenka again in a production starring Maria Reining and Hans Hotter. After the premiere performance, Strauss himself commented, "The little Della Casa will one day be Arabella!" ("Die Kleine Della Casa wird eines Tages Arabella sein!"). That same year on 18 October, she made her debut at the Vienna State Opera House, singing the part of Nedda in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. Soon she moved to Vienna and joined the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera House. In 1949, she made her debut at La Scala in Milan as Sophie in Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier and Marzelline in Beethoven's Fidelio. Victor de Sabata, the musical director of La Scala at that time, tried to persuade her to move to La Scala, but she chose to remain in Vienna.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
61Die Zeit die ist ein sonderbar Ding Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marschallin
62Non ti fidar o misera Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.16-1

Type: quartetVoice: S S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Anna/Ottavio/Giovanni
63Cosa sento! Tosto andate Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.14

Type: trioVoice: Br S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Susanna/Basilio
64Di scrivermi ogni giorno Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.17

Type: quintetVoice: S Mz Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Guglielmo/Ferrando/Alfonso
65O wär ich schon mit dir vereint Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline
66Wie du warst Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Octavian
67Ma qual mai s'offre oh Dei Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Ottavio
68Esci ormai garzon malnato Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.13

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Count
69Mein Elemer Popularity:

Opera: ArabellaComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: aria,finaleVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Arabella
70Tra quest arbori celata Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.26

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Giovanni/Masetto
71Komm Hoffnung Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.13-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Leonore
72Don Ottavio son morta Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.17-1

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Ottavio
73Chiamo il mio ben cosi Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
74In quali eccessi o numi Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.12-3

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira
75Wer ein holdes Weib errungen Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.13

Type: duet,choir,finaleVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Florestan/Leonore
76Mi par ch'oggi il demonio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Ottavio/Anna
77L'ultima prova dell'amor mio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.19

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Giovanni/Leporello
78Va la vecchia pedante Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cherubino/Susanna
79Elektra Schwester Popularity:

Opera: ElektraComposer: StraussAct:

Type: Voice: Language: German

Roles:
80In questa forma dunque Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira
81Si mora si si mora Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.36

Type: quintet,finaleVoice: B T Br S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Ferrando/Guglielmo/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
82Non sperar se non m'uccidi Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Giovanni/Leporello/Commendatore
83Ah! del padre in periglio Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Ottavio
84Tutto ancor non ho perso Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcellina/Susanna
85Qual vita e questa mai Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo ed EuridiceComposer: GluckAct: 3

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
86Sento o Dio che questo piede Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.11

Type: quintetVoice: T Br S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Alfonso
87Dunque voi non aprite Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Count/Rosina
88Bravo che bella voce! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Susanna/Cherubino
89Quante buffonerie! Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S S Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Susanna/Cherubino/Count
90Nur hurtig fort Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.03

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Leonore
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