Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Rosette Anday (Mezzo-Soprano) (Budapest 1903 - Vienna 1977)

She studied to be a violinist and her unique musicality made her a child prodigy. Her sonorous deep contralto voice was soon noticed, however, and she chose to become a singer. She studied with Gyorgy Anthes at the Budapest Academy of Music and was granted a scholarship by the Opera House in 1920. When the Vienna Opera appeared in Budapest in the spring of 1921, her beautiful voice and graceful movements attracted the attention of the chief conductor, Schalk. He gave Anday a contract at the Vienna Opera House where she remained for almost 40 years. She appeared on almost all opera stages and concert podiums in Europe. Her most outstanding performances included Dalila, Carmen, Azucena, Ulrica, Orpheus, Waltraute (''Goetterdämmerung'') and Erda (''Das Rheingold''). She was also noted for her interpretation of Richard Strauss' songs. 

Chronology of appearance

1921 Vienna State Opera


Vox, Berlin 1925? 
Tote Stadt (Korngold): Mariettas Lied zur Laute (pf: Korngold) *02174 1764A

 HMV, Wien? 1931
Carmen (Bizet): Kartenlied EH695 62-917
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns): O Liebe, meinem Hass steh' zur Seite EG2340 60-1644

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