Greatest Opera Singers

Greatest Opera Singers

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Greta Santhagens-Manders (Soprano) (Rotterdam, Netherlands 11 february 1891 - Hilversum, Netherlands 1976)


                                                                            Carmen

On 25 April 1917 she made her debut with the Opera Ensemble of the Singing Academy "Cornélie van Zanten" at the Royal Theater of the Hague as Alice in ‘’Falstaff’’ by G. Verdi. On 4 October 1919 she sang the same part in the first performance of the newly established Residence Opera-Association of Hendrik van den Berg and Carel Butter van Hulst. That season she made her debut at the N. V. National Opera of Willem Vergara Jr. There she sang on 15 November 1919 the part of Antoinette in ‘’Le Cage’’ by Xavier Leroux, on 22 January 1920 Arsinoe in ‘’Die toten Augen’’ by Eugen d'Albert, on 8 February 1920  Santuzza in "Cavalleria Rusticana" and on 22 April 1920 Lange in ‘’Le Fille de Madame Angot’’ by C. Lecocq. During that season she also appeared in operas of R. Wagner: Brangäne in ‘’Tristan und Isolde’’, Venus ‘’Tannhäuser’’ and also Julietta in ‘’Les Contes d'Hoffmann’’  by J. Offenbach. In the  1920/1921 season she sang at the S. A. National Opera. On 23 September 1920 she appeared as Lange, on 27 September 1920 Santuzza, on 13 January 1921 Rosalinde in "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss, on 17 February 1921 Elisabeth in ‘’Tannhäuser’’. On 2 October 1922 she appeared at the N. V. National Opera as Carmen. On 19 December 1922 she sang the part of Leonora in G. Verdi's "Trovatore". On 22 January 1923 she performed at the Royal Theatre at the Hague as Aida. she sang at the N. V. National Opera on 7 April 1923 the part of Kundry in R. Wagner's ‘’Parsifal’’. At the N. V. National Opera, on 28 September 1924, she appeared as Marguerite in ‘’Faust’’, on 24 January 1925 as Pamina in ‘’Zauberflöte’’. On 9 March 1925, as a member of the Co-Opera-Tie, she appeared as Santuzza and Marguérite. On 1 October 1927 she sang the part of Marguerite at the Dutch Central Opera. She performed that season with the Co-Opera-Tie: on 16 October 1927 Venus, on 26 December 1927 Elsa in ‘’Lohengrin’’, on 3 January 1928 Sieglinde, Gutrune on 14 February and on 26 February 1928 Rachel in Halévy's ‘’La Juive’’. She retired from the stage in 1928, after the birth of her child.

Chronology of some appearances

1917 The Hague Royal Theater Falstaff (Alice)
1919 Residence Opera-Association Falstaff (Alice)
1919 N. V. National Opera Le Cage (Antoinette)
1920 N. V. National Opera Die toten Augen (Arsinoe)
1921 N. V. National Opera Die Fledermaus (Rosalinde)
1922 N. V. National Opera Trovatore (Leonora)
1923 The Hague Royal Theater Aida (Aida)
1924 N. V. National Opera Faust (Marguerite)
1925 N. V. National Opera Zauberflöte (Pamina)
1927 Dutch Central Opera  Faust (Marguerite)
1928 Co-Opera-Tie La Juive (Rachel) 

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Vox,  1922
Crucifix (Faure) with Jules Moes  H 010085 678 A
Cavaleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Duo with Jules Moes  H10040
Tosca (Puccini): Vissi d’arte  H10048

Homocord, 1923-05-05
Mignon (Thomas): Duo with Emile van Bosch 51022
Thais (Massenet): Duo Thais-Athanael with Emile van Bosch 51023
Aida (Verdi): Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate with Emile van Bosch 51024
Rigoletto (Verdi): Piangi fanciulla with Emile van Bosch 51025
Trovatore (Verdi): Mira, di acerbe lagrime with Emile van Bosch  51026

Homocord, 1923-05-07
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): So ben che difforme with Emile van Bosch  51030
Rigoletto (Verdi): Kwartet with Louis Morrisson, Bouwmeester and Emile van Bosch  51032
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni): Neen! Neen, Turiddo with Louis Morrisson 51039


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