Wednesday, July 4, 2012

RIP a Great American Artist: Evelyn Lear

A sad reason to feature another great singer who has somehow evaded profiling on Taminophile:  American soprano Evelyn Lear.  Known for her artistry, versatility, and beautiful singing, this Brooklyn babe was educated at Hunter College and Juilliard before heading off to Deutschland.  She left this world for Valhalla only a few days ago, on July 1.

On to the videos!  First, a role not commonly associated with Evelyn Lear, but see how beautifully she sings this.

Audio accompanied by photos, but what an Ach ich fühl's!
With husband, bass-baritone Thomas Stewart, I think at a tribute to George London:

1 comment:

Rob said...

Thanks for sharing these clips. Way back, Evelyn Lear was the soprano who introduced me to Lulu and Wozzeck. I also treasure her recording of Pamina.

In other news, I really enjoy your blog. Keep the great work!