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Maria von Ilosvay

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Voice: Contralto
Nationality: Hungarian
Year of Birth: 1913
Year of Death: 1987

About Maria von Ilosvay:

Mária von Ilosvay (8 May 1913 – 16 June 1987) was a Hungarian contralto renowned for her performances of the role of Erda in Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.

She studied in Budapest and Vienna, where her teachers included Laura Hilgermann, Felicie Kashovska and Mária Budanovicz. In 1937 won first prize in the International Singing Contest in Vienna. During 1937 and 1938 she toured America with an opera company. In 1940, she joined the Hamburg company, while appearing as a guest artist in Vienna, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Salzburg. She became a mainstay at the Bayreuth Festival following its re-opening in 1951 when she made her debut there, until 1958. She recorded the role of Erda in live recordings from Bayreuth conducted by Clemens Krauss (1953) and Joseph Keilberth (1955, Decca stereo).

Among her other recordings of opera excerpts on two 10 inch LPs are arias from La finta semplice, La Betulia Liberata, Il trovatore, Don Carlos, Mignon and Carmen. She may also be heard in Verdi's Requiem, recorded in 1955 under van Kempen.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Non so piu cosa son cosa faccio Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cherubino
2Se vuol ballare Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro
3Abends will ich schlafen gehn Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 2.04-2

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
4Fliegt heim ihr Raben Popularity:

Opera: GötterdammerungComposer: WagnerAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde
5Weiche Wotan weiche Popularity:

Opera: Rheingold, DasComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: German

Roles: Erda
6Sein wir wieder gut Popularity:

Opera: Ariadne auf NaxosComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: The composer
7Du bist der Lenz Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde
8Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort Popularity:

Opera: GötterdammerungComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: aria,finaleVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde
9Ein Mannlein steht im Walde Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Gretel
10Ewig war ich Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde
11Grossmachtige Prinzessin Popularity:

Opera: Ariadne auf NaxosComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Zerbinetta
12Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde
13Siegmund sieh auf mich Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde/Siegmund
14Doch Halt, Wo Bleiben Die Kinder? Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.06-2

Type: duetVoice: Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Peter/Gertrud
15Höre mit Sinn Popularity:

Opera: GötterdammerungComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles:
16Suse liebe Suse was raschelt im Stroh Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.02

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
17Der Männer Sippe sass hier im Saal Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde
18Raste nun hier Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.11

Type: recitative,duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund/Sieglinde
19Der alte Sturm Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan/Fricka
20Der kleine Sandmann bin ich Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Sandman
21Schlimm furcht ich Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde/Wotan
22Wo bin ich wach ich? Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Gretel
23Erlöst befreit Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.11-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Gretel/Hansel
24Vater! Mutter! Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.13-1

Type: quartet,finaleVoice: Mz S Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel/Peter/Gertrud
25Bleib stehn bleib stehn Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
26Hokus pokus Hexenschuss Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Witch
27Mud am Herd Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde/Hunding
28Auf wach auf mein Jüngelchen Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Witch/Hansel/Gretel
29Ein schones war,hiess Theseus Ariadne Popularity:

Opera: Ariadne auf NaxosComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Ariadne
30Nun Gretel, Sei Vernünftig Und Nett Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 3.05-2

Type: trio,recitativeVoice: Mz Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Witch/Hansel/Gretel
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