Edith Mathis (Soprano) - Leading Swiss Artists of the Concert and Opera Stage

A musical portrait of internationally-renowned Swiss soprano Edith Mathis.

This content was published on November 30, 2011 - 16:20

Born in Lucerne in 1938, she was interested in singing at an early age. Studies followed at the Lucerne Conservatory. From 1959-65 Edith Mathis was engaged at the opera houses of Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin, and since has appeared at the world's major opera houses. She is also an equally brillant performer of oratorios and Lieder covering an unusually large repertoire.

Musical content:

1. W. A. Mozart: Rosenarie. From "Die Hochzeit des Figaro"
Edith Mathis, Soprano; Orchester der Deutschen Oper, Berlin; Karl Böhm, conductor

2. Ludwig van Beethoven: The Elfin Fairies - Irische Lieder WoO 154, no. 1
Edith Mathis, Soprano; RIAS Kammerchor; Andreas Röhn, violin; Georg Donderer, cello; Karl Engel, piano

3. Franz Tischhauser: Klein Irmchen. From "Sechs Lieder nach Geschichten von Christian Morgenstern für Sopran und Klavier"
Edith Mathis, Soprano; Franz Tischhauser, piano

4. Carl Maria von Weber: Einst träumte meiner sel'gen Base. From "Der Freischütz"
Edith Mathis, Soprano; Staatskapelle Dresden; Carlos Kleiber, conductor

5. Hermann Suter: Le Laudi di San Francesco d'Assisi (excerpt)
Edith Mathis, Soprano; Basler Gesangverein; Orchester der Basler Orchester Gesellschaft; Hans Münch, conductor

6. J. S. Bach: Aria. From "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen" BWV 51
Edith Mathis, Soprano; Münchner Bachorchester; Karl Richter, conductor

Production information:

Musica Helvetica MH 21. Leading Swiss Artists of the Concert and Opera Stage. Edith Mathis (Soprano). Produced 1974 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen and Nicolas Lombard.

Edith Mathis (Soprano) - Leading Swiss Artists of the Concert and Opera Stage

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