Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Nanny Larsén-Todsen (Soprano) (Hagby, Schweden 2. 8. 1884 † Stockholm, Schweden 26. 5. 1982)

She studied singing at the Royal Conservatoire of Stockholm under Oscar Lejdström as well as in Berlin and Milan. In 1906 she made her debut at the Royal Opera in Stockholm as Agathe ‘’Freischütz’’. She made guest appearances in Berlin, Vienna, Hamburg, Munich, Copenhagen, Budapest, Amsterdam and Brussels. In 1922 she was appointed the Swedish court singer. In 1924 she became a member of the Swedish Music Academy in Stockholm. After her retirement she taught singing in Stockholm.

Chronology of some appearances

1906-1925 Stockholm Royal Opera Freischütz (Agathe)
1925-1927 Milan La Scala Tristan und Isolde (Isolde)
1925-1927 New York Metropolitan Opera Götterdämmerung (Brünnhilde)
1927 London Covent Garden Götterdämmerung (Brünnhilde)
1927-1931 Bayreuth Festival Tristan und Isolde (Isolde)
1930 London Covent Garden Götterdämmerung (Brünnhilde)
1937 Paris Grand Opera Tristan und Isolde (Isolde)


Favorite, Stockholm 1906-12
Freischütz (Weber): Trio with Matsson & Lennartsson 1-89032 2361-o
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod): Madrigal with Lennartsson 1-89033 2362-o

Gramophone, Stockholm 1909-09
Faust (Gounod): Låt min blick (Laisse-moi contempler) with Lennartsson 84296 856ae

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