Amazing Sopranos

Great  Sopranos

This recording represents an amazing collection of songs, arias, Lieder, and vocal sections of many different musical works. The point here is to present these amazing singers, and for us to experience the broad view of their respective terrific contributions to music. The compositions and respective soloists are listed below:


  • Absence (from Les nuits d’été, Op. 7)

Elly Ameling


  • Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45)

Arleen Auger


  • Ebben? Ne andrò lontana (from La Wally)

Diana Soviero


  • Requiem: Pie Jesu

Judith Blegen


  • Messiah: Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion

Sylvia McNair


  • The Creation : On mighty pens uplifted soars the eagle aloft

Dawn Upshaw


  • Symphony No. 2 in C minor ‘Resurrection’: 5th movement (exc.)

Kathleen Battle, Maureen Forrester


  • Ach, ich fühl’s (from Die Zauberflöte, K620)

Barbara Hendricks


  • Carmina Burana: In trutina

Judith Blegen


  • Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Sylvia McNair

Rodgers, R:

  • My Favorite Things

Frederica Von Stade

Strauss, R:

  • Im Abendrot (from Vier Letzte Lieder)

Arleen Auger

Sullivan, A:

  • The Sun Whose Rays (from The Mikado)

Marie McLaughlin


  • Laudamus te (We praise thee) from Gloria in D, RV589

Dawn Upshaw, Penelope Jensen

The orchestral conductors include: Robert Shaw, Sir Charles Mackerras, Andre Previn, David Zinman, and Leonard Slatkin

Here are some highlights that will show you some examples of the capabilities of these singers:

First, here is the late Arleen Auger in “Morgen” by Richard Strauss



And here is Dawn Upshaw singing “Chansons de Bilitis” by Debussy



Finally, here is Dutch soprano Elly Ameling singing “Nacht und Träume”
D.827 – Franz Schubert



Tags: Elly Ameling, Dawn Upshaw, Arleen Auger, Amazing sopranos

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