Pilar Lorengar

Biography

Born: January 16, 1928   Died: June 3, 1996; Berlin, Germany  
Though internationally her career was somewhat overshadowed by the other lyric sopranos of her day, perhaps due to an often understated presentation, her silvery voice, not large but focused enough to carry through even a Verdi and light Wagner orchestra, and her charm, winsome but not overly kittenish, made her a favorite in many European houses, particularly in Germany.

She studied music at the Barcelona Conservatory, and like many
Read more Spanish singers, she began her career in zarzuela, making her stage debut (as a mezzo) in 1949. While she left the zarzuela stage fairly soon, she maintained her ties to that genre, and throughout her career often recorded or performed zarzuela music in recitals. Her classical debut was in Barcelona in 1952, as a soloist in Beethoven's Ninth. Her operatic debut was as Cherubino in 1955 at Aix-en-Provence. She also made her Covent Garden debut that year as Violetta in La traviata, and her Glyndebourne debut the next year as Pamina in The Magic Flute. In 1958, she first appeared at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, beginning an association that lasted over 30 years. She was one of the most beloved artists at that house, and was awarded the title of Kammersangerin after just five years there, in 1963. She made her Salzburg Festival debut in 1961, in Idomeneo, and her Metropolitan Opera debut not until 1966, as Donna Elvira.

Early in her career she focused on the lighter lyric roles, especially Mozart, but as she matured vocally, she was able to add considerably heavier roles, including Eva in Der Meistersinger and Elizabeth in Verdi's Don Carlo without taxing her voice beyond its resources. She made relatively few recordings, but among those, her Violetta in La traviata (London 443 000-2) is one of the few that captures the elegance and style of the famous courtesan as well as the feverishness of her doomed love affair. Read less

Biography

Born: January 16, 1928   Died: June 3, 1996; Berlin, Germany  
Though internationally her career was somewhat overshadowed by the other lyric sopranos of her day, perhaps due to an often understated presentation, her silvery voice, not large but focused enough to carry through even a Verdi and light Wagner orchestra, and her charm, winsome but not overly kittenish, made her a favorite in many European houses, particularly in Germany.

She studied music at the Barcelona Conservatory, and like many
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WORKS ALBUMS
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Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster): Ouvertüre (Orchester)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 1: Seht am Strauch die Knosepn springen (Chor: Chor - Marie - Hans)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 1: Zum Tanzen rufen sie mich heut' umsonst (Rezitativ: Marie - Hans)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 1: Gern ja will ich dir vertrauen (Arie: Marie)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 1: Sage, was dich von Hause fort trieb (Rezitativ: Marie - Hans)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 1: Mit der Mutter sank zu Grabe (Duett: Hans - Marie)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 1: Alles ist so gut wie richtig (Terzett: Kruschina - Kathinka - Kezal)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 1: Freilich! Den Tobias Micha kannt' ich als Kind schon (Rezitativ: Kruschina - Kathinka - Kezal)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 1: Gekommen wär' er mit mir (Terzett: Kruschina - Kathinka - Kezal)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 1: Seht, da kommt sie sonder Ahnung (Quartett: Kezal - Kruschina - Kathinka - Marie)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 1: Mit Hans bin ich vereint (Rezitativ: Marie - Kruschina - Kathinka - Kezal)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 1: Durch die Reihen hinzufliegen (Finale I: Chor)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 2: Wie schäumst du in den Gläsern (Chor: Hans - Kezal - Chor)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 2: Furiant (Tanz: Orchester)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 2: Teurer Sohn, sprach Mütterlein (Arie: Wenzel)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 2: Seid der Verlobte Ihr (Rezitativ: Marie - Wenzel)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 2: Ich weiß euch einen lieben Schatz (Duett: Wenzel - Marie)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 2: Komm, mein Söhnchen, auf ein Wort - Weiß ich doch eine, die hat Dukaten (Duett: Kezal - Hans)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 2: Gib die törichte Liebschaft auf (Rezitativ: Kezal - Hans)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 2: Armer Narr, glaubtest du mich zu fangen? (Rezitativ: Hans)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 2: Es muß gelingen (Arie: Hans)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 2: Nicht zu hitzig! (Finale II: Kezal - Hans - Kruschina - Chor)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: O, was ich mich betrübe (Arie: Wenzel)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: Marsch der Komödianten (Orchester)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: Damen und Herrschaften! (Springers Einladung zur Vorstellung)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: Tanz der Komödianten (Orchester)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: Ei, ei, wie reizend! (Rezitativ: Wenzel - Esmeralda - Muff - Springer)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: Alles geht am Schnürchen (Duettino: Esmeralda - Springer)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: Ach, wie wird es mir ergehen (Rezitativ: Wenzel - Agnes - Kezal - Micha)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: Ha, das trifft wie ein Donnerschlag! (Quartett: Agnes - Micha - Kezal - Wenzel)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: Nein, es ist erlogen (Ensemble: Marie - Kruschina - Kezal - Kathinka - Agnes - Micha - Wenzel)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: Noch ein Weilchen. Marie, bedenk es dir (Sextett: Kathinka - Agnes - Kruschina - Kezal - Micha - Marie)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: Endlich allein (Rezitativ: Marie)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: Wie fremd und tot ist alles um mich her (Arie: Marie)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: So find' ich dich, Feinsliebchen, hier (Duett Hans - Marie)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: Mein lieber Schatz, nun aufgepaßt! (Duett Hans - Marie)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: He, Hans, möchtest wohl dein Geld (Rezitativ: Kezal - Marie - Hans)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: Gesegnet, was liebt und auch vertraut (Terzett: Hans - Marie - Kezal)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: Kommen wir gerne (Finale III: Chor - Marie - Hans - Agnes - Micha - Kezal - Kathinka - Kruschina)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: Seid ohne Furcht! (Finale III: Wenzel - Agnes - Kruschina - Kathinka - Micha)
Die verkaufte Braut (2007 Remaster), Akt 3: So ist's recht (Finale III: Wenzel - Agnes - Kruschina - Kathinka - Micha - Marie - Hans - Chor)
Stabat mater (1995 Digital Remaster): Stabat mater dolorosa (chorus)
Stabat mater (1995 Digital Remaster): Cujus animam gementem (tenor)
Stabat mater (1995 Digital Remaster): Quis est homo (sop, alto)
Stabat mater (1995 Digital Remaster): Pro peccatis suae gentis (bass)
Stabat mater (1995 Digital Remaster): Eja, mater, fons amoris (chorus, bass)
Stabat mater (1995 Digital Remaster): Sancta mater, istud agas (quartet)
Stabat mater (1995 Digital Remaster): Fac, ut portem Christi mortem (alto)
Stabat mater (1995 Digital Remaster): Inflammatus et accensus (sop, chorus)
Stabat mater (1995 Digital Remaster): Quando corpus morietur (chorus)
Stabat mater (1995 Digital Remaster): Amen. In sempiterna saecula (chorus)
Overture
1. Lied: "Die Trommel gerühret"
2. Zwischenakt: Andante
3. Zwischenakt: Larghetto
4. Lied: "Freudvoll und leidvoll"
5. Zwischenakt: Allegro - Marcia
6. Zwischenakt: Poco sostenuto e risoluto
7. Clärchens Tod
8. Melodram: Süßer Schlaf du kommst wie ein
9. Siegessymphonie: Allegro con brio
Overture
"La mia Dorabella" - "Fuor la spada"
"E la fede delle femmine" - "Scioccherie di poeti!"
"Una bella serenata"
"Ah, guarda, sorella" - "Mi par che stamattina"
"Vorrei dir, e cor non ho" - "Stelle! Per carità, signor Alfonso"
"Sento, oh Dio, che questo piede" - "Non piangere, idol mio!"
"Al fato dan legge" - "La commedia è graziosa"
"Bella vita militar!" - "Non v'è più tempo"
"Di scrivermi ogni giorno" - "Bella vita militar!" - "Dove son?"
Soave sia il vento...Non son cattivo comico
"Che vita maledetta" - "Madame, ecco la vostra colazione"
"Ah, scostati!" - "Smanie implacabili" - "Signora Dorabella"
"In uomini, in soldati"
"Che silenzio!"
"Alla bella Despinetta" - "Che sussurro! Che strepito!"
"Temerari! Sortite!" - "Come scoglio!" - "Ah, non partite"
"Non siate ritrosi"
"E voi ridete?" - "Si può sapere un poco"
Un'aura amorosa...Oh, la saria da ridere!
"Ah, che tutta in un momento"
"Si mora, sì, si mora"
Eccovi il medico...Dove son?
"Dammi un bacio"
"Andate là"
"Una donna a quindici anni" - "Sorella, cosa dici?"
"Prenderò quel brunettino" - "Ah, correte al giardino"
"Secondate, aurette amiche" - "Il tutto deponete"
"La mano a me date" - "Oh che bella giornata!"
"Il cor vi dono"
Barbara! Perchè fuggi? - Ah! Lo veggio, quell'anima
"Ei parte...Per pietà"
"Amico, abbiamo vinto!"
"Donne mie, la fate a tanti"
"In qual fiero" - "Tradito, schernito" - "Bravo, questa è costanza"
"Ora vedo che siete"
E Amore un ladroncello...Come tutto congiura
Fra gli amplessi - Ah, poveretto me, cosa ho veduto
"Tutti accusan le donne" - "Vittoria, padroncini!"
"Fate presto, o cari amici"
Benedetti i doppi coniugi..E nel tuo, nel mio bicchiero
"Miei signori, tutto è fatto"
Sani e salvi...Ah, signor son rea di morte
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile (1988 Digital Remaster): Kyrie
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile (1988 Digital Remaster): Gloria
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile (1988 Digital Remaster): Credo
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile (1988 Digital Remaster): Offertorium
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile (1988 Digital Remaster): Sanctus
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile (1988 Digital Remaster): Benedictus
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile (1988 Digital Remaster): Agnus Dei
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile (1988 Digital Remaster): Domine salvum
Requiem aeternam
Graduale
Dies irae
Tuba mirum
Quid sum miser
Recordare, Jesu pie
Confutatis maledictis
Lacrimosa
Offertorium (Domine, Jesu Christe)
Hostias
Sanctus
Pie Jesu
Agnus Dei
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 1. Stabat Mater dolorosa
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 2. Cujus animam gementem
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 3. Quis est homo qui non fleret
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 4. Pro peccatis suae gentis
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 5. Eja Mater fons amoris
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 6. Sancta Mater istud agas
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 7. Fac ut portem Christi mortem
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 8. Inflammatus et accensus
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 9. Quando corpus morietur
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 10. Amen
1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
2. Molto vivace
3. Adagio molto e cantabile
4. Presto - Allegro assai
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice - Overtura
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 1 - Coro: "Ah, se intorno a quest'urna funesta"
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 1 - Chiamo il mio ben così ... Amore assisterà
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 1 - Se il dolce suon della tua lira
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 1 - Aria: "Gli sguardi trattieni"
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 1 - Recitativo: "Che disse? che ascoltai?"
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 1 - Addio, addio i miei sospiri
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 2 - Ballo (Maestoso) - Coro: "Chi mai dell'Erebo"
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 2 - "Deh! placatevi con me"
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 2 - Coro: "Misero giovane"
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 2 - Ballo (Andante)
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 2 - Ballo (Dance of the Blessed Spirits)
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 2 - Quest'asilio ameno e grato
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 2 - Arioso: "Che puro ciel, che chiaro sol"
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 2 - Vieni ai regni del riposo ... Anime avventurose
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 3 - Recitativo: "Vieni, segui i miei passi"
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 3 - "Vieni, appaga il tuo consorte!"
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 3 - Recitativo: "Qual vita è questa mai"
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 3 - Aria: "Che fiero momento"
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 3 - Recitativo: "Ecco un nuovo tormento"
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 3 - Aria: "Che farò senza Euridice?"
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 3 - Orfeo, che fai?
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 3 - Gaudio, gaudio son al cuore
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 3 - Maestoso - Ballo: 1. (Grazioso) 2. Allegro 3. Andante 4. Allegro
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 3 - Coro: "Trionfi Amore!"
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 1. Stabat Mater dolorosa
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 2. Cujus animam gementem
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 3. Quis est homo qui non fleret
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 4. Pro peccatis suae gentis
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 5. Eja Mater fons amoris
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 6. Sancta Mater istud agas
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 7. Fac ut portem Christi mortem
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 8. Inflammatus et accensus
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 9. Quando corpus morietur
Rossini: Stabat Mater - 10. Amen


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