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Magda László

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Hungarian
Year of Birth: 1912
Year of Death: 2002

About Magda László:

Magda László (14 June 1912 – 2 August 2002) was a Hungarian operatic soprano particularly associated with 20th-century operas. She studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, and made her debut at the Budapest Opera in 1943, as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser, later singing Amelia in Simon Boccanegra.

In 1946, she settled in Italy, where she appeared in concert often with pianist Luigi Cortese, later becoming a regular guest at the Rome Opera and La Scala in Milan. She created the role of the mother in Dallapiccola's Il prigioniero on Italian radio in 1949, and also sang the part in the first staged performance in Florence, the following year, on May 20, 1950. A fine-singing actress and musician, she sang several parts in Italian contemporary works by Malipiero, Ghedini, and Lualdi.

She made guest appearances at the Glyndebourne Festival, notably in 1953, as Gluck's Alceste, in 1954, as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, in 1962, as Poppea in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea. In 1954, she created the role of Cressida in William Walton's Troilus and Cressida, at the Royal Opera House in London.

Other notable roles included Strauss's Daphne, Busoni's Turandot, Marie in Wozzeck, Isolde in Tristan und Isolde, and Senta in Der fliegende Holländer.

László also recorded a number of the Bach cantatas under Hermann Scherchen.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1O del mio dolce ardor Popularity:

Opera: Paride ed ElenaComposer: GluckAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Paride
2Signor deh non partire Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.05

Type: duetVoice: S cT/SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppea/Nerone
3Speranza tu mi vai Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.06

Type: duetVoice: S cA/TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppea/Arnalta
4Qui posa il fianco Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giselda/Oronte/Pagano (Hermit)
5Disprezzata regina Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavia
6Sento un certo non so che Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Valletto/Damigella
7Come dolci signor come soavi Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S cT/SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppea/Nerone
8Ecco la sconsolata Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.08

Type: trioVoice: B S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Seneca/Ottavia/Valletto
9Non fu sogno Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giselda
10Dorme l'incauta dorme Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amore
11Ad altri tocca in sorte Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottone/Poppea
12Signor ecco la rea Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: cA/T cT/S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arnalta/Nerone/Drusilla
13Pur sempre di Poppea Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Drusilla/Ottone
14O felice Drusilla o che sper io Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Drusilla
15Felice cor mio Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Drusilla/Valletto/Nutrice
16Io non so dov'io vada Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottone/Drusilla
17Eccomi trasformato Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.12

Type: quartetVoice: Mz S S cA/TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottone/Amore/Poppea/Arnalta
18Te lodiamo gran Dio Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pagano (Hermit)/Giselda/Arvino
19Qual prodigio Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giselda
20All'armi Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Giselda
21Se vano e il pregare Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giselda
22Chi ne salva Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giselda/Sofia
23Componi o cara vergine Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-1

Type: recitative,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giselda
24Tutta tremante ancor Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Viclinda/Arvino/Giselda
25Al Siloe al Siloe Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giselda/Arvino/Pagano (Hermit)
26O dolcissimi lumi Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 4.08

Type: quartetVoice: S T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Euridice/Orfeo/Spirito I/Spirito III
27Seneca io miro in ciel Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pallade/Seneca
28Tu che dagl'avi miei Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavia/Ottone
29Per dirupi e per foreste Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giselda/Oronte
30Un breve istante Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06

Type: recitativeVoice: B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pagano (Hermit)/Giselda/Arvino
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