Hilde Konetzni

Biography

Born: March 21, 1905; Vienna, Austria   Died: April 20, 1980; Vienna, Austria  
The younger (by three years), and by a fair margin more famous, of the two Konetzni sisters (both well-known singers), Hilde Konetzni was born in Vienna in late March 1905. Like her sister, she studied voice at the Vienna Conservatory and then took private lessons in Prague for a while before her 1929 debut at the Chemnitz Opera; there she sang the role of Sieglinde in Wagner's Die Walküre, while her sister Anny sang the role of Brünnhilde. She Read more was hired for regular appearances by the German Theater in Prague in 1932, and in 1936 she joined the roster of regulars at the Vienna Staatsoper. From this home base she gradually conquered the major houses of Europe -- La Scala, Covent Garden, Milan, Salzburg -- and the United States.

Hilde Konetzni is generally regarded as having had a somewhat smaller but perhaps more refined voice than her elder sister. She thus felt entirely at home in Mozart, and Covent Garden audiences in particular enjoyed her Die Zauberflöte and Don Giovanni efforts. She was still able to build a reputation as a first-rate exponent of Richard Strauss and Wagner roles, however -- Sieglinde in the Ring and Elisabeth in Tannhäuser, especially. Her sister retired in 1955, but Hilde continued performing well into the 1960s, though not perhaps with the same authority that marked her earlier work. In 1954, she joined the faculty of the Vienna Academy. The younger Konetzni died on April 20, 1980, having survived her sister by 12 years. Read less
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    Karajan: Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, R. Strauss, Opera Arias - 1946-1949
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 633618 Release Date: 04/08/2014   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Schubert,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Leopold Wlach,  Julius Patzak,  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf,  Elisabeth Höngen  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Friends of Music Chorus
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    Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen / Furtwangler, Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra  [125th Anniversary Edition]
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 08161 Release Date: 05/17/2011   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Alfred Poell,  Josef Greindl,  Elisabeth Grümmer,  Julius Patzak  ... 
    Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Chorus Rome,  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome
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    Menotti: Der Consul / Bauer-Theussl, Muszely, Ferenz, Fischer, Welitsch, Waechter
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101525 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gian Carlo Menotti
    Performer:  László Szemere,  Friedrich Nidetzky,  Gloria Lane,  Willy Ferenz  ... 
    Conductor:  Franz Bauer-Theussl
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
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    Menotti: The Old Maid And The Thief, The Medium
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101515 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gian Carlo Menotti
    Performer:  Elisabeth Höngen,  Hilde Konetzni,  Olive Moorehead,  Eberhard Wächter  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Rennert,  Armando Aliberti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
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    Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Dvorak: Lieder / Hilde Konetzny, Josef Krips
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 597091 Release Date: 04/27/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Robert Schumann,  Johannes Brahms,  Robert Franz  ... 
    Performer:  Josef Krips,  Hilde Konetzni
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    Furtwangler Conducts Wagner's
    Label: Music & Arts Programs Of America   Catalog: 914 Release Date: 03/25/2010   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Set Svanholm,  Kirsten Flagstad,  Max Lorenz,  Günther Treptow  ... 
    Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
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    Smetana: Die Verkaufte Braut  / Klobucar, Seefried, Braun, Konetzni
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 785092 Release Date: 02/23/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Bedrich Smetana
    Performer:  Liselotte Maikl,  László Szemere,  Oskar Czerwenka,  Rosette Anday  ... 
    Conductor:  Berislav Klobucar
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
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    Smetana: Bartered Bride / Braun, Kozetzni, Seefried, Klobucar
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 785092 Release Date: 11/24/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Bedrich Smetana
    Performer:  Oskar Czerwenka,  Rosette Anday,  Hilde Konetzni,  Irmgard Seefried  ... 
    Conductor:  Berislav Klobucar
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
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    Wagner: Die Walkure / Furtwangler, Flagstad, Treptow, Et Al
    Label: Archipel   Catalog: 414 Release Date: 04/28/2009   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Hilde Konetzni,  Ferdinand Frantz,  Günther Treptow,  Kirsten Flagstad  ... 
    Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
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    Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen / Furtwängler, La Scala
    Label: Opera D'oro   Catalog: 1501 Release Date: 02/26/2008   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Hilde Konetzni,  Margret Weth-Falke,  Elisabeth Höngen,  Sieglinde Wagner  ... 
    Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
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    Franco Corelli - 7 Complete Operas
    Label: Bravissimo Opera Library   Catalog: 9902 Release Date: 10/16/2007   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Giacomo Puccini,  Umberto Giordano,  Gaetano Donizetti  ... 
    Performer:  Franco Corelli,  Tito Gobbi,  Mafalda Micheluzzi,  Mario Carlin  ... 
    Conductor:  Alfredo Simonetto,  Sir Alexander Gibson,  Lovro von Matacic,  Antonino Votto  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Chorus Milan,  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Milan,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus  ... 
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    The World's Most Romantic Operas
    Label: Bravissimo Opera Library   Catalog: 9807 Release Date: 10/16/2007   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Jules Massenet,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Gaetano Donizetti  ... 
    Performer:  Alessandro Maddalena,  Mirella Freni,  Nicolai Ghiuselev,  Franco Calabrese  ... 
    Conductor:  Thomas Schippers,  Peter Maag,  Nino Verchi,  Gianandrea Gavazzeni  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Chorus Rome,  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus  ... 
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    Lebendige Vergangenheit - Alexander Welitsch
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89669 Release Date: 03/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Hilde Konetzni,  Adolf Vogel,  Alexander Welitsch
    Conductor:  Erwin Baltzer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra
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    Giordano: Andrea Chenier / Matacic, Corelli, Tebaldi
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 682062 Release Date: 01/30/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Umberto Giordano
    Performer:  Renato Ercolani,  Hilde Konetzni,  Renata Tebaldi,  Harald Pröglhöf  ... 
    Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Beecham Collection - Smetana: The Bartered Bride
    Label: Somm   Catalog: 14 Release Date: 10/24/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Bedrich Smetana
    Performer:  Heinrich Tessmer,  Mary Jarred,  Arnold Matters,  Marko Rothmüller  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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    Mozart Singers Of The Past
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 90690 Release Date: 04/25/2006   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Ludwig Weber,  Emmy Loose,  Wilhelm Tisch,  Wilma Lipp  ... 
    Conductor:  Felix Prohaska,  Josef Krips,  Alexander Krannhals,  Herbert von Karajan  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Orchestra,  Berlin State Opera Orchestra  ... 
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    Legendary Performances Of Franco Corelli - 7 Operas
    Label: Opera D'oro   Catalog: 5602 Release Date: 03/14/2006   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Puccini,  Gaetano Donizetti,  Umberto Giordano  ... 
    Performer:  Ettore Bastianini,  Kurt Equiluz,  Giulietta Simionato,  Leontyne Price  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan,  Gianandrea Gavazzeni,  Sir Alexander Gibson,  Antonino Votto  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus  ... 
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    Reopening Of The Vienna State Opera - 1955 / Goltz, Et Al
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 90675 Release Date: 11/29/2005   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber,  Richard Wagner,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Emmy Loose,  Hilde Rössl-Majdan,  Karl Kamann,  Rudolf Lustig  ... 
    Conductor:  Otto Ackermann,  Meinhard Von Zallinger,  Herbert Kegel,  Wilhelm Schüchter  ... 
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    Label: Urania   Catalog: 286 Release Date: 11/29/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Bedrich Smetana
    Performer:  Sabine Kalter,  Stella Andreva,  Arnold Matters,  Gerhardt Hinze  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 20.
    Grand Tier - Giordano: Andrea Chenier / Matacic, Tebaldi
    Label: Opera D'oro   Catalog: 7012 Release Date: 06/14/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Umberto Giordano
    Performer:  Hilde Konetzni,  Kostas Paskalis,  Edmund Hurshell,  Ludwig Welter  ... 
    Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
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    Herbert Alsen
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 90579 Release Date: 05/25/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Richard Wagner,  Richard Strauss,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Mathieu Ahlersmeyer,  Herbert [Bass Vocals] Alsen,  Alfred Muzzarelli,  Anton Dermota  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Böhm,  Rudolf Moralt
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    Richard Strauss - Prima Donnas
    Label: Rca Victor Special Imports   Catalog: 69427 Release Date: 11/18/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Christa Ludwig,  Erich Kunz,  Reri Grist,  Dame Gwyneth Jones  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein,  Heinz Wallberg,  Karl Böhm,  Joseph Keilberth  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Giordano: Andrea Chenier / Matacic, Tebaldi, Corelli, Et Al
    Label: Opera D'oro   Catalog: 1303 Release Date: 07/10/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Umberto Giordano
    Performer:  Carlo Forti,  Edmund Hurshell,  Renata Tebaldi,  Franco Corelli  ... 
    Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
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    Lebendige Vergangenheit - Hilde Konetzni
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89512 Release Date: 01/30/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber,  Richard Strauss,  Bedrich Smetana,  Giuseppe Verdi  ... 
    Performer:  Hilde Konetzni,  Elisabeth Höngen,  Alois Pernerstorfer,  Georg Oeggl  ... 
    Conductor:  Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt,  Herbert von Karajan,  Erwin Baltzer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Opera Orchestra  ... 
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    Wiener Opernlieblinge Von Seinerzeit / Güden, Kunz, Et Al
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 90345 Release Date: 02/09/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giacomo Puccini,  Giuseppe Verdi  ... 
    Performer:  Hilde Konetzni,  Herbert Alsen,  Luise Willer,  Ludwig Weber  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan,  Rudolf Moralt,  Clemens Krauss,  Hanns Steinkopf  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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