Lucia Popp (born Lucia Poppová) (November 12, 1939–November 16, 1993) was a Slovak noted operatic soprano . Die Entführung aus dem Serail ( K 384; The Abduction from the Seraglio; also known as Il Seraglio) is an Opera Singspiel Events 764 - Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 534 - A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) } The Slovaks or Slovakians are a western Slavic People that primarily inhabit Slovakia and speak the Slovak language, which is Opera is an art form in which Singers and Musicians perform a Dramatic work (called an opera which combines a text (called a Libretto This article is related to a series of articles under the main article Voice type. She was born in Uhorská Ves, (at the time a city in Slovak Republic, now Záhorská Ves, Slovakia). The Slovak Republic ( Slovak: Slovenská republika) was an independent national Slovak state which existed from 14 March 1939 Záhorská Ves (previous name Uhorská Ves; Ungeraiden Magyarfalu is a village situated north of Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. Slovakia (long form Slovak Republic; Slovak:, long form, is a Landlocked country in Central Europe with a population of over five million She began her career as a soubrette soprano, and later moved into the light-lyric and lyric coloratura soprano repertoire and then the lighter Richard Strauss and Wagner operas. Soubrette is a term referring to a type of female role&mdashspecifically a Stock character &mdashin Opera and Theatre. A coloratura soprano is a type of operatic Soprano who specializes in music that is distinguished by agile runs and leaps Richard Georg Strauss (11 June 1864 &ndash 8 September 1949 was a German Composer of the late Romantic era and early modern era particularly noted Her career included performances at Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, and La Scala. The Vienna State Opera ( Wiener Staatsoper) located in Vienna, Austria, is one of the most important Opera houses - and opera companies - in The Metropolitan Opera Association of New York City, founded in April 1880 is a major presenter of all types of opera including Grand Opera. Covent Garden (Pronunciation kɒvʌnt is a district in London, England, located on the easternmost parts of the City of Westminster and the southwest The Teatro alla Scala (or La Scala, as it is known in Milan, Italy, is one of the world's most famous Opera houses The theatre was Popp was also a highly-regarded recitalist and lieder singer. Twice married, Popp died of brain cancer in 1993, at the age of 54.
Popp initially entered the Bratislava Academy to study drama. ARTICLE TEXT BEGINS AFTER THESE COMMENTS - PLEASE READ 1 Please do not edit the lead without reading While she began her vocal lessons during this period as a mezzo-soprano, her voice developed a high upper register to the degree that her professional debut was as Mozart’s Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflote in Bratislava, a role she revived in a 1963 production directed by Otto Klemperer. The Magic Flute (German Die Zauberflöte, K 620 is an Opera in two acts composed in 1791 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Otto Klemperer (born Breslau, May 14, 1885 In 1963, Herbert von Karajan invited her to join the Vienna State Opera, where she debuted as Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Herbert von Karajan ( April 5 The Vienna State Opera ( Wiener Staatsoper) located in Vienna, Austria, is one of the most important Opera houses - and opera companies - in Le nozze di Figaro ossia la folle giornata (Trans The Marriage of Figaro or the Day of Madness) K Popp had strong ties to the Vienna State Opera throughout her career, and in 1979 was named an Austrian "Kammersängerin". The Vienna State Opera ( Wiener Staatsoper) located in Vienna, Austria, is one of the most important Opera houses - and opera companies - in She made her Covent Garden debut in 1966 as Oscar in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, and her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1967 as the Queen of the Night (production by Marc Chagall). Covent Garden (Pronunciation kɒvʌnt is a district in London, England, located on the easternmost parts of the City of Westminster and the southwest Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball, is an Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi with text by Antonio Somma. The Metropolitan Opera Association of New York City, founded in April 1880 is a major presenter of all types of opera including Grand Opera. Marc Chagall (מאַרק שאַגאַל&lrm Belarusian: Мойша Захаравіч Шагалаў Mojša Zaharavič Šagałaŭ; Russian: Марк
During the 1970s, Popp turned from coloratura roles to lyric ones. Then, in the 1980s, she added heavier roles to her repertoire, such as Eva in Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) is an Opera in three acts written and composed by Richard Wagner As a result of this vocal progression, Popp sang various roles in the same opera at different stages in her career, including Zdenka and Arabella in Richard Strauss's Arabella; Susanna and Contessa in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro; Queen of the Night and Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflote; Zerlina, Donna Elvira, and later Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni; Adele and Rosalinde in Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus; Annchen and Agathe in Weber's Der Freischutz; and Sophie and the Marschallin in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier. Richard Georg Strauss (11 June 1864 &ndash 8 September 1949 was a German Composer of the late Romantic era and early modern era particularly noted Arabella is a lyric comedy or Opera in 3 acts by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, their sixth and last Le nozze di Figaro ossia la folle giornata (Trans The Marriage of Figaro or the Day of Madness) K The Magic Flute (German Die Zauberflöte, K 620 is an Opera in two acts composed in 1791 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni ( K527; complete title Il dissoluto punito ossia il Don Giovanni, literally "The Rake Punish'd or Don Giovanni Johann Strauss II (also known as Johann Strauss the Younger, Johann Strauss Jr Die Fledermaus ( The Bat; in French La chauve-souris) is an Operetta composed by Johann Strauss II to a German Libretto Der Freischütz is an Opera in three acts by Carl Maria von Weber to a Libretto by Friedrich Kind. Richard Georg Strauss (11 June 1864 &ndash 8 September 1949 was a German Composer of the late Romantic era and early modern era particularly noted Der Rosenkavalier ( op 59 ( The Knight of the Rose) is a comic Opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to an original
Popp rarely recorded roles she did not perform on stage (with a few exceptions, including Elisabeth in Wagner's Tannhäuser and the title role in Richard Strauss's Daphne) The following is a selection of her recordings:
She also sang Lieder. de Lied (plural de Lieder) (liːt plural) is a German word meaning literally " Song " among English speakers however the word Hyperion's Schubert Edition contains an album from her (Volume 17), one of her last recordings. She recorded R. Strauss's Four Last Songs twice (with Tennstedt for EMI, and Tilson Thomas for Sony, this was also her last recording), Mahler's "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" twice (with Weikl, Tennstedt for EMI, and Schimidt, Bernstein for DG). EMI also issued two albums in the company's 'Red Line' series (Slavonic Arias, and Operetta Arias). Orfeo also has issued several of Popp’s “live” recordings.