Delores Ziegler

Biography

Born: September 4, 1951; Atlanta, GA  
Mezzo-soprano Delores Ziegler gradually built her career, first in concert work then in opera, though largely basing her activity in the U.S. After her 1981 European debut in Bonn, however, she became an international presence, centering many of her engagements in Germany, Italy, and England. She eventually debuted at the Met, and then appeared at most of the major opera houses in the U.S., including the Lyric Opera in Chicago and the San Read more Francisco Opera. Ziegler is probably best known for her numerous portrayals of Dorabella in Mozart's Così fan tutte. In fact, she has recorded the role on CD probably more than any other mezzo, having appeared in three separate efforts led by, respectively, Bernard Haitink (EMI), Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Teldec), and Riccardo Muti (Sony). Ziegler has hardly been typecast in this or any of a number of Mozart roles she has sung; however, her repertory takes in Bizet (Carmen), Richard Strauss (Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier), Rossini (Rosina in The Barber of Seville) and many others from Monteverdi, Bellini, Verdi, Gounod, and contemporary composers like Jens-Peter Ostendorf, whose opera Murieta was premiered with Ziegler in a lead role (Teresa). Ziegler's recordings are available on DG, Telarc, New World Records, and the labels mentioned above.

Delores Ziegler was born in Atlanta, GA, on September 4, 1951. After studies at the University of Tennessee, she became active in concert work. In 1978-1979 she trained for the stage through the Santa Fe Opera's apprentice program. Meanwhile, she debuted in a pair of Verdi roles in 1978: Flora in La Traviata at the Knoxville Opera and Maddalena in Rigoletto at the Saint Louis Opera.

Following her acclaimed 1981 European debut in Bonn as Dorabella, she began regularly appearing overseas, with notable debuts at Cologne (1982), La scala (1984), and Glyndebourne (1984), where she again portrayed Dorabella.

Ziegler debuted at the Met in 1990 singing Siebel in Gounod's Faust. The following year she debuted at the San Francisco Opera in the trouser role of Romeo in Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi. By this time Ziegler's recordings were drawing acclaim, as with the 1990 J.S. Bach Mass in B minor and the 1991 Mahler Eighth Symphony, both led by Robert Shaw on Telarc. In the new century Ziegler has remained active in opera and concert work, but is devoting much time to teaching as a faculty member at the New England Conservatory of Music. Read less

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Born: September 4, 1951; Atlanta, GA  
Mezzo-soprano Delores Ziegler gradually built her career, first in concert work then in opera, though largely basing her activity in the U.S. After her 1981 European debut in Bonn, however, she became an international presence, centering many of her engagements in Germany, Italy, and England. She eventually debuted at the Met, and then appeared at most of the major opera houses in the U.S., including the Lyric Opera in Chicago and the San Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Ouverture
Act I Scene 1: Ariette: Je ne sais a quoi me resoudre (Richard)
Act I Scene 4: Ariette: Ami, laisse la la tendresse (Rustaut)
Act I Scene 5: Ariette: D'elle-meme et sans effort (Richard)
Act I Scene 6: Duo: Non, non vous ne m'avez jamais traitee ainsi (Betsy, Richard)
Act I Scene 8: Ariette: Le Milord m'offre des richesses (Jenny)
Act I Scene 8: Ariette: Ce que je dis est la verite meme (Jenny)
Act I Scene 10: Duo: Ah! Richard. Ah! Mon cher ami (Richard, Jenny) - Trio: Ah! Richard. Ah! Mon cher ami (Richard, Jenny, Betsy)
Entr'acte, "Orage"
Act II Scene 1: Duo: Tu resistes, tu te defends? (Rustaut, Charlot)
Act II Scene 2: Recitative et Ariette: Dans les combats (Le Roi)
Act II Scene 4: Duo: Ah ciel! Ah si c'etait le roi! (Lurewel, Courtisan)
Act II Scene 4: Ariette: Un fin chasseur qui suit (Lurewel)
Act II Scene 5: Quartet: Avance, suis moi - J'entends du bruit (Rustaut, Charlot, Lurewel, Courtisan)
Entr'acte, "Air de Chasse"
Act III Scene 1: Trio: Lorsque j'ai mon tablier blanc (Betsy, Jenny, La Mere)
Act III Scene 4: Ariette: Monsieur, monsieur (La Mere)
Act III Scene 5: Trio: Ah! ma tante (Jenny, La Mere, Betsy)
Act III Scene 8: Ariette: Il regardait mon bouquet (Betsy)
Act III Scene 9: Duo: Un instant - Il m'attend (Jenny, Richard)
Act III Scene 12: Romance: Que le soleil dans la plaine (Jenny)
Act III Scene 12: Ariette: Ce n'est qu'ici, ce n'est qu'au village (Richard)
Act III Scene 12: Ariette: Le Bonheur est de le repandre (Le Roi)
Act III Scene 14: Septet: Le Roi, le Roi (Richard, Rustaut, Charlot, La Mere, Betsy, Courtisan, Lurewel, Le Roi)
Act III Scene 16: Chorus: Que du ciel la bonte supreme (Rustaut, Charlot, La Mere, Betsy, Jenny, Richard)
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' Op. 125: I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' Op. 125: II. Molto vivace - Presto - Molto vivace - Presto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor 'Choral', Op. 125: III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' Op. 125: IV. Presto - Allegro ma non troppo - Allegro assai - Allegro assai vivace - Alla marcia - Andante maestoso - Allegro energico, sempre ben marcato - Allegro ma non tanto - Poco adagio - Prestissim
Così fan tutte K588: Sinfonia (Orchestra)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene One: Terzetto: La mia Dorabella capace non è (Ferrando/Guglielmo/Don Alfonso)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene One: Recitativo: Fuor' la spada (Ferrando/Guglielmo/Don Alfonso)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene One: Terzetto: E la fede delle femmine (Ferrando/Guglielmo/Don Alfonso)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene One: Recitativo: Scioccherie di poeti! (Ferrando/Guglielmo/Don Alfonso)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene One: Terzetto: Una bella serenata (Ferrando/Guglielmo/Don Alfonso)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Two: Duetto: Ah guarda, sorella (Fiordiligi/Dorabella)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Two: Recitativo: Mi par, che stamattina volentieri farei la pazzarella (Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Don Alfonso)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Two: Barbaro fato! ... Aria: Vorrei dir, e cor non ho (Don Alfonso)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Two: Recitativo: Stelle! Per carità, Signor Alfonso (Fiordiligi/Don Alfonso/Dorabella)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Two: Quintetto: Sento, o Dio, che questo piede (Guglielmo/Ferrando/Don Alfonso/Fiordiligi/Dorabella)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Two: Recitativo: Non piangere, idol mio! (Guglielmo/Ferrando/Don Alfonso/Fiordiligi/Dorabella)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Two: Duettino: Al fato dan legge queli occhi (Ferrando/Guglielmo)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Two: Recitativo: La commedia è graziosa (Don Alfonso/Ferrando/Fiordiligi/Dorabella)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Two: Coro: Bella vita militar! (Coro)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Two: Recitativo: Non v'è più tempo ... (Don Alfonso/Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Ferrando/Guglielmo)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Two: Muoio d'affano! ... Quintetto: Di scrivermi ogni giorno (Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Guglielmo/Ferrando/Don Alfonso)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Two: Coro: Bella vita militar! (Coro)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Two: Recitativo: Dove son? (Dorabella/Don Alfonso/Fiordiligi)
Mozart: Così fan tutte: K.588, Act I - Scene Two: Soave sia il vento
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Two: Recitativo: Non son cattivo comico (Don Alfonso)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Three: Recitativo: Che vita maledetta (Despina/Fiordiligi/Dorabella)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Three: Aria: Smanie implacabili (Dorabella)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Three: Recitativo: Signora Dorabella, Signora Fiordiligi (Despina/Dorabella/Fiordiligi)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Three: Aria: In uomini, in soldati (Despina)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Three: Recitativo: Chi silenzio? Che aspetto di tristezza (Don Alfonso/Despina)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Three: Sestetto: Alla bella Despinetta (Don Alfonso/Ferrando/Guglielmo/Despina/Fiordiligi/Dorabella)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Three: Recitativo: Che sussurro! Che strepito! Che scompiglio (Don Alfonso/Dorabella/Fiordiligi/Ferrando/Guglielmo/Despina)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Three: Recitativo: L'inatta fede che ... (Fiordiligi)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Three: Aria: Come scoglio immoto resta (Fiordiligi)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Three: Recitativo: Ah, non partite! (Ferrando/Guglielmo/Don Alfonso/Dorabella/Fiordiligi)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Three: Aria: Non siate ritrosi, occhietti vezzosi (Guglielmo)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Three: Terzetto: E voi ridete? (Don Alfonso/Ferrando/Guglielmo)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Three: Recitativo: Si può sapere un poco (Don Alfonso/Guglielmo/Ferrando)
Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Three: Aria: Un'aura amorosa (Ferrando)
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' Op. 125: I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' Op. 125: II. Molto vivace - Presto - Molto vivace - Presto
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' Op. 125: III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' Op. 125: IV. Presto - Allegro ma non troppo - Allegro assai - Allegro assai vivace - Alla marcia - Andante maestoso - Allegro energico, sempre ben marcato - Allegro ma non tanto - Poco adagio - Prestissimo


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