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Margreta Elkins

Singer details:

Voice: Mezzo
Nationality: Australian
Year of Birth: 1930
Year of Death: 2009

About Margreta Elkins:

Margreta Elkins AM (16 October 1930 – 1 April 2009) was an Australian mezzo-soprano. She sang at The Royal Opera and with Opera Australia and other companies, but turned down offers to sing at the Metropolitan Opera, Bayreuth and Glyndebourne. She recorded alongside sopranos such as Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland.

Margaret Ann Enid Geater was born in Brisbane, Queensland. She began her vocal studies at a convent school before winning an Australian state scholarship in 1949. That same year, she married Henry Elkins and adopted Margreta Elkins as her stage name. Also that year she competed in the Mobil Quest against Joan Sutherland. In 1950, she toured Queensland and appeared in Faust as Siébel; Il trovatore as Azucena; and Madama Butterfly as Suzuki. In 1952 she joined and toured with the National Opera Company of Australia, making her first appearances in Brisbane as Carmen in 1953 and as Azucena, in 1954. She entered the Mobil Quest again in 1956, winning second prize.

Moving to Europe in 1956, she was based there for the next twenty years. She began her European career performing with the Dublin Grand Opera Society and the Carl Rosa Opera Company in such roles as the title role in Carmen and Dorabella in Così fan tutte. In 1958, she became a resident principal mezzo-soprano at The Royal Opera, making her debut there as Amneris in Aida. She sang regularly at that house for the next ten years in such operas as Lucia di Lammermoor as Alisa; Der Rosenkavalier as Octavian; Die Walküre as Sieglinde; and Malcolm Williamson's The Growing Castle as The Poet, among others. She also notably sang Hippolyta in the London premiere of Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream (1961), directed by Sir John Gielgud, and portrayed the role of Helen in the world premiere of Michael Tippett's King Priam on 29 May 1962 in Coventry. Her other opera roles included Herodias in Salome, Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia, Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde, and Delilah in Samson and Delilah.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Va tacito e nascosto Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare/Achilla/Cesare/Cornelia/Sesto
2Regnava nel silenzio Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.08-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia
3Chi mi frena in tal momento Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.11-1

Type: sextetVoice: S Mz T Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia/Alisa/Edgardo/Enrico/Raimondo/Arturo
4Dove sei? Popularity:

Opera: RodelindaComposer: HandelAct: 1.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bertarido
5Ardon gli incensi Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia
6Aure deh per pieta Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
7Deh! tu di un umile preghiera Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.14

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maria/Anna
8Sulla tomba che rinserra Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.10

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo/Lucia
9Nella pace del mesto riposo Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maria
10Se tradirmi tu potrai Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Lucia
11Ainsi que la brise légère Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust/Siébel
12Elvino..Elvino.. Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.18-2

Type: trioVoice: S S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Lisa/Rodolfo
13D'un pensiero e d'un accento Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.22

Type: quartetVoice: T B Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvino/Alessio/Teresa/Amina
14Ancor non giunse Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia/Alisa
15Va crudele al Dio spietato Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.15

Type: duetVoice: T S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Adalgisa
16Qui di sposa eterna fede Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.11-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia/Edgardo
17Vanne si mi lascia indegno Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.27

Type: trioVoice: S T S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norma/Pollione/Adalgisa
18Va preparati furente Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.11

Type: sextetVoice: S Br Mz B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabetta/Cecil/Anna/Giorgio Talbot/Maria/Roberto
19Che fia suonar di giubilo Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.03-4

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia/Enrico
20Ecco il tuo sposo Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.10-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Arturo/Lucia
21E fia pur vero Elvino Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.07

Type: trioVoice: S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lisa/Elvino/Rodolfo/Alessio
22Lisa mendace anch'essa Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz S B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvino/Teresa/Lisa/Rodolfo/Alessio
23Allenta il pie Regina Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Maria
24Reggimi o buona madre Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.02

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Teresa
25Anna qui piu sommessi favellate Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.12

Type: aria,choirVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna
26Viva il Conte! Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 2.04-1

Type: duet,choirVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Elvino
27Contezza del paese Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.12

Type: recitative,choirVoice: Mz S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Teresa/Lisa/Elvino/Rodolfo
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