Monday, November 23, 2009

RIP Elisabeth Söderström--new post

The music world lost another beautiful singer last week--Swedish soprano Elisabeth Söderström. Here is the Wikipedia bio-blurb, but the NY Times obit has more information.

I was quite fortunate to hear this lovely singer in concert a few years ago. I was in St. Paul one summer while a Swedish-American festival was happening (I think it runs from July 1-June 30 every year), and Miss Söderström sang in an outdoor concert with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Here she is singing a role for which she was quite well known, Leonora in Fidelio:

She was also much loved as a singer of Lieder and art song:

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