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Rotraud Hansmann

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Austrian
Year of Birth: 1940

About Rotraud Hansmann:

Rotraud Hansmann (born 1 March 1940) is an Austrian soprano in opera and concert. She was a singer in the recordings by Nikolaus Harnoncourt which began historically informed performances, such as Monteverdi's operas and works by Johann Sebastian Bach. She was a teacher at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.

Born in Graz, Hansmann studied voice at the Graz Conservatory, also the piano, violin and guitar. She studied further in Amsterdam. She made her debut in 1960 at the Graz Opera as a Boy in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. In 1964 she joined the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.

Hansmann recorded Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine with the Monteverdi-Chor, conducted by Jürgen Jürgens. She also recorded Bach cantatas, sacred music by Mozart and Mendelssohn's Lobgesang. She appeared as one of the Flower Maidens in Georg Solti's 1972 recording of Parsifal, with René Kollo in the title role.

Hansmann was a singer in recordings by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, pioneering historically informed performances. She appeared in Monteverdi's operas, as La Musica and Euridice in L'Orfeo, alongside Lajos Kozma as Orfeo. A reviewer noted: "Rotraud Hansmann as Euridice sings beautifully with crisp diction and much attention to inflection." She performed the parts of Amore and Minerva in Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, with Sven-Olof Eliasson  in the title role, and as Virtù and Drusilla in L'incoronazione di Poppea, alongside Helen Donath as Poppea, Elisabeth Söderström as Nerone, Cathy Berberian as Ottavia and Paul Esswood as Ottone. In 1968 Hansmann recorded the first soprano part of Bach's Mass in B minor.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1In un fiorito prato Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.07

Type: trioVoice: S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: La messaggera/Pastore I/pastore-i
2Lasciate i monti Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.07

Type: choirVoice: S cA T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ninfe e pastori
3Signor 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
4Vanne Orfeo felice a pieno Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 5.04

Type: choirVoice: S cA T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ninfe e pastori
5Questi i campi di Tracia Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 5.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo
6Ma io Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: La messaggera
7Benchè severo ed immutabil fato Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 4.02

Type: trioVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Plutone/Spirito I/Spirito II
8Felice cor mio Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: S S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Drusilla/Valletto/Nutrice
9Io non so dov'io vada Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottone/Drusilla
10Signor quell'infelice Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 4.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Proserpina
11Ahi, vista troppo dolce Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 4.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Euridice
12Alcun non sia Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.15

Type: quintet,choirVoice: T T T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pastore I/pastore-i/Pastore III/Pastore IV/Ninfa/Ninfe e pastori
13Io non dirò Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Euridice
14Ecco la scelerata Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.02

Type: recitativeVoice: cA/T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arnalta/Drusilla/Littore
15No no questa sentenza Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottone/Drusilla
16Ahi caso acerbo-1 Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.06

Type: quartetVoice: S T T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: La messaggera/Pastore I/Pastore III/Orfeo
17Quali grazie ti rendo Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 4.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Proserpina
18Ahi caso acerbo-2 Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.09

Type: choirVoice: S cA T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ninfe e pastori
19Poi di bei fiori per voi Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 1.08

Type: choirVoice: S cA T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ninfe e pastori
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