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Maria Madlen Madsen

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Voice: Soprano
Nationality: German
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About Maria Madlen Madsen:

Maria Madlen Madsen (23 March 1905 – 23 March 1990), temporarily also under the stage name Gerda Hansi, was a German operatic soprano, theatre, film and television actress.

Born in Krefeld, Madsen grew up in Hamburg, went to school there and studied classical singing with Robert Dähmke for four years. Under the stage name Gerda Hansi she first worked between 1926 and 1929 as a program employee (singer) for the Süddeutscher Rundfunk and became known there as the "Schwäbische Nachtigall" (Swabian Nightingale). She also took part in a new form of broadcasting which was popular among the listeners at the time, the Stadt-Portraits presented as a radio play. Parallel to this she was taught in Stuttgart by the pedagogue Daimler.

From 1929 to 1934 she was engaged by the Opernhaus Zürich in Switzerland, where she took part in the premiere of Zemlinsky's Der Kreidekreis in 1933.

From 1934 she was engaged by the Oper Frankfurt. For Madsen began a twelve-year lasting great career in the Third Reich as coloratura-soubrette. She participated in the premiere of Werner Egk's Die Zaubergeige on 22 May 1935 as Gretl and in the premiere of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana on 8 June 1937 as a soloist.

Guest performances led Madsen to the Berlin State Opera, Wroclaw, Semperoper Dresden, Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera Munich and Staatstheater Stuttgart, abroad in the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Belgrade, Bologna and Paris Opera.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Wie nahte mir der Schlummer Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 2.05-1

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Agathe
2Spiel ich die Unschuld vom Lande Popularity:

Opera: Fledermaus, DieComposer: Strauss jrAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Adele
3Und ob die Wolke sie verhülle Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Agathe
4Lebe wohl mein flandrisch Madchen Popularity:

Opera: Zar und ZimmermannComposer: LortzingAct: 2

Type: aria,duet,choirVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Marquis/Marie
5Einst traumte meiner sel'gen Base Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 3.05

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Agathe
6Signora Dorabella Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.23

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella/Despina
7Die Eifersucht ist eine Plage Popularity:

Opera: Zar und ZimmermannComposer: LortzingAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marie
8Kleines sag mir eines am Manzanares Popularity:

Opera: CliviaComposer: DostalAct: 1.09

Type: duet,choirVoice: S BrLanguage: German

Roles:
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