Teresa Stich-Randall

Biography

Born: December 24, 1927; West Hartford, CT   Died: July 17, 2007; Vienna, Austria  
While American-born sopranos have been making waves since the days of Lillian Nordica in the early 1900s, West Hartford, CN, native Teresa Stich-Randall may have been the first American soprano whose popularity abroad outstripped her reputation at home. Stich-Randall studied voice at the Hartt School of Music, Columbia University, and finally New York University, where she made her debut in 1947 creating the role of Gertrude Stein in the premiere Read more of Virgil Thomson's opera The Mother of Us All. In 1948 Stich-Randall also created the title role in Otto Luening's opera Evangeline. Stich-Randall's talents attracted the attention of maestro Arturo Toscanini, who cast her in a number of parts in the 1949-1950 season, fortunately so in the minor part of Nanetta in Toscanini's last performance of Verdi's opera Falstaff, leading to Stich-Randall's presence on one of the most celebrated recorded opera sets ever made.

In 1951 Stich-Randall made her European debut in Florence, Italy, and that same year took first prize in an international singing competition held in Lausanne. This established Stich-Randall's reputation in Europe, and although she would perform with the Chicago Lyric Opera, at the Metropolitan in New York, and on American concert tours as a soloist in the coming years, it was in Europe that most of her subsequent activity was centered. Stich-Randall was named an Austrian Kammersängerin in 1962 and was the first American accorded this particular honor; afterwards, she was contracted to the Vienna State Opera and sang there primarily until her retirement around 1980. Outside of much-heralded visits home to West Hartford in 1982 and 1983, Stich-Randall had been little heard from after that.

Although Teresa Stich-Randall is hardly a household name, she had many fans among those who collect vintage vocal recordings. In her concert career she frequently sang works by Handel and J.S. Bach. Stich-Randall's approach to Baroque music was signified by her light tone with no more than a subtle vibrato, clear enunciation, and an infallible sense of pitch. Stich-Randall was definitely ahead of the game in regard to latter-day period performance practice, and her best recordings generously bear this out, in particular her 1966 Vanguard recording of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with alto Elisabeth Höngen. Read less

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Born: December 24, 1927; West Hartford, CT   Died: July 17, 2007; Vienna, Austria  
While American-born sopranos have been making waves since the days of Lillian Nordica in the early 1900s, West Hartford, CN, native Teresa Stich-Randall may have been the first American soprano whose popularity abroad outstripped her reputation at home. Stich-Randall studied voice at the Hartt School of Music, Columbia University, and finally New York University, where she made her debut in 1947 creating the role of Gertrude Stein in the premiere Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
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Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Introduction (Orchestra)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Wie du warst! Wie du bist! (Octavian/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Lachst du mich aus?...Lach' ich dich aus? (Octavian/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Der Feldmarschall sitzt im krowatischen Wald (Octavian/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Quinquin, es ist ein Besuch (Marschallin/Haushofmeister/Ochs/Octavian)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Selbstverständlich empfängt mich Ihre Gnaden (Ochs/Lakaien/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Euer Gnaden werden vielleicht verwundert sein (Ochs/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Dann ziehen wir ins Palais von Faninal (Ochs/Marschallin/Haushofmeister)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Hat Sie schon einmal mit einem Kavalier (Ochs/Octavian/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Geben mir Euer Gnaden den Grasaff' da (Ochs/Octavian/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: I komm' glei'...Drei arme, adelige Waisen (Octavian/Waisen/Modistin/Tierhändler/Marschallin/Valzacchi)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Di rigori armato il seno (Ein Sänger)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Als Morgengabe, ganz separatim jedoch (Ochs/Notar/Sänger)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Mein lieber Hippolyte (Marschallin/Valzacchi/Ochs/Annina)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Da geht er hin, der aufgeblasene schlechte Kerl (Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Ach, du bist wieder da! (Marschallin/Octavian)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Oh, sei er gut, Quinquin (Marschallin/Octavian)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Die Zeit im Grunde, Quinquin (Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Mein schöner Schatz (Octvaian/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Quinquin, Er soll jetzt geh'n (Octavian/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 - Remaster), Act I: Ich hab'ihn nicht einmal geküßt! (Marschallin/Lakaien)
1. Introitus: Requiem
2. Kyrie
3. Sequentia: Dies irae
3. Sequentia: Tuba mirum
3. Sequentia: Rex tremendae
3. Sequentia: Recordare
3. Sequentia: Confutatis
3. Sequentia: Lacrimosa
4. Offertorium: Domine Jesu
4. Offertorium: Hostias
5. Sanctus
6. Benedictus
7. Agnus Dei
8.Communio: Lux aeterna
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Introduction (Orchestra)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Wie du warst! Wie du bist! (Octavian/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Lachst du mich aus?...Lach' ich dich aus? (Octavian/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Der Feldmarschall sitzt im krowatischen Wald (Octavian/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Quinquin, es ist ein Besuch (Marschallin/Haushofmeister/Ochs/Octavian)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Selbstverständlich empfängt mich Ihre Gnaden (Ochs/Lakaien/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Euer Gnaden werden vielleicht verwundert sein (Ochs/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Dann ziehen wir ins Palais von Faninal (Ochs/Marschallin/Haushofmeister)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Hat Sie schon einmal mit einem Kavalier (Ochs/Octavian/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Geben mir Euer Gnaden den Grasaff' da (Ochs/Octavian/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: I komm' glei'...Drei arme, adelige Waisen (Octavian/Waisen/Modistin/Tierhändler/Marschallin/Valzacchi)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Di rigori armato il seno (Ein Sänger)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Als Morgengabe, ganz separatim jedoch (Ochs/Notar/Sänger)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Mein lieber Hippolyte (Marschallin/Valzacchi/Ochs/Annina)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Da geht er hin, der aufgeblasene schlechte Kerl (Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Ach, du bist wieder da! (Marschallin/Octavian)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Oh, sei er gut, Quinquin (Marschallin/Octavian)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Die Zeit im Grunde, Quinquin (Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Mein schöner Schatz (Octvaian/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Quinquin, Er soll jetzt geh'n (Octavian/Marschallin)
Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act One: Ich hab'ihn nicht einmal geküßt! (Marschallin/Lakaien)
Act I: Scene 1: Falstaff!
Act I: Scene 1: Ssss. Sei polli: sei scellini
Act I: Scene 1: So che se andiam
Act I: Scene 1: V'è noto un tal
Act I: Scene 1: L'Onore! Ladri!
Act I: Scene 1: Ma, per tornare a voi
Act I: Scene 2: Alice - Meg
Act I: Scene 2: Fulgida Alice! Amor t'offro
Act I: Scene 2: Quell'otre! quel tino!
Act I: Scene 2: È un ribaldo, un furbo, un ladro
Act I: Scene 2: Pst, pst, Nanetta
Act I: Scene 2: Falstaff m'ha canzonetta
Act I: Scene 2: Torno all'assalto
Act I: Scene 2: Udrai quanta eglie sfoggia
Act I: Scene 2: Del tuo barbaro diagnostico
Act I: Scene 2: Qui più non si vagoli
Act II: Scene 1: Siam pentiti e contriti
Act II: Scene 1: Alice è mia!
Act II: Scene 1: Padron; di là c'è un certo Maestro Fontana
Act II: Scene 1: Signore, v'assista il cielo!
Act II: Scene 1: Io l'amo e lei non m'ama
Act II: Scene 1: Il diavolo se lo porti all'inferno
Act II: Scene 1: È sogno? o realtà?
Act II: Scene 1: Eccomi qua
Falstaff: Act II: Scene 2: Presenteremo un bill, per una tassa
Act II: Scene 2: Giunta all'Albergo della Giarrettiera
Act II: Scene 2: Nannetta, e tu non ridi?
Act II: Scene 2: Gaie comari di Windsor!
Act II: Scene 2: alfin t'ho colto
Act II: Scene 2: Quand'ero paggio


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