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Arleen Augér


Augér performed within the areas of opera and artwork song, but simply because her profession evolved she begun to concentrate her music energies over the second option, preferring the intimacy of recitals towards the bustle involved with staged operatic performances. Her tone of voice was sweet-toned and genuine, but also with the capacity of a great deal of friendliness and expressiveness. She was precious as a instructor. Renee Fleming, who was simply among her students, stated that got she lived much longer, would undoubtedly have grown to be among the great lieder educators. Her early loss of life cut her profession brief, but she remaining a wide documented legacy. Created near LA, she graduated through the College or university in California in 1963, having researched not only tone of voice but piano and violin. After graduating, she shifted to Chicago, where she researched with Ralph Errole. Time for LA, she earned the I. Victor Fuchs Competition, along with it, an audition for the Vienna Condition Opera, where Josef Krips, the movie director, provided her a agreement despite her insufficient stage encounter. She produced her operatic debut in 1967 there, because the Queen of the night time in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and produced her Salzburg Event debut in 1969. In 1970, Erik Werba asked her to execute the soprano section of Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch in some shows which he was creating at Wolf’s personal summer home. She started to concentrate increasingly more of her interest on music, oratorio, and chapel music, and she remaining the Vienna Condition Opera in 1974. By that time her 1975 La Scala and 1978 Met debuts had been nearly afterthoughts, for she was obviously turning from the operatic globe. She found worldwide popularity when she sang Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate at the marriage from the Duke and Duchess of York in 1986, that was noticed by around television viewers of 300 million. (The few left selecting music and performers as much as Simon Preston, movie director of music at Westminster Abbey.) In 1993, she passed away of cancer. Luckily, she made several recordings during her profession, of art music, sacred music, and opera. She produced a fantastic Constanze within the Böhm Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and in addition recorded an extremely good sampling of Handel and Bach arias (Delos 3026). Her assortment of Schumann lieder on Berlin Classics (0021862BC) displays her sensitvity to nuance and psychological expressiveness.

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Full Name Arleen Auger
Died June 10, 1993, Leusden, Netherlands
Profession Singer
Education California State University
Nationality American
Awards Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Music Songs Heart, We Will Forget Him, O del mio amato ben, Du bist wie eine Blume, Azulao, Selige Nacht, Piangeró, 6 Songs, Op. 25: No. 5. Music, When Soft Voices Die, Del Cabello Mas Sutil, Fiancailles pour rire: No. 6. Fleurs, L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Act Three, Scene 8: Pur Ti Miro, Music, When Soft Voices Die, Motet for Soprano & Orchestra in F major, K. 158a/165 : IV. "Alleluja", Before I Gaze at You Again, Blute nur, Mass in C minor, KV 427: Kyrie, Ich will dir mein Herze schenken, Three Songs: Nymphs And Shepherds, Sonnets from the Portuguese: How Do I Love Thee?, Sich üben im lieben, Five Songs: Widmung, Sonnets From The Portuguese: Oh, Yes!, Les Amants de Seville, Tirana a deux voix, Sonnets From The Portuguese: I Thought Once How Theocritus Had Sung, Sonnets From The Portuguese: My Letters!, Five Songs: Lied Der Braut I, La fioraia fiorentina, Five Songs: Die Soldatenbraut, Sonnets From The Portuguese: With The Same Heart, I Said, I'll Answer Thee, Sonnets From The Portuguese: If I Leave All For Thee, Three Songs: Sweterthan Roses, Ricetti Gramezza, The Mermaid's Song, Hob. XXVIa:25
Albums Handel: Alcina, Don Giovanni, Il Matrimonio Segreto, Mass in C minor, K. 427, Symphony No. 2 in C minor "Resurrection", Messiah, Symphony no. 2 in C minor, "Resurrection", Haydn: Arias & Cantatas, Georg Friedrich Händel: 9 German Arias (Auger), Bach, Handel Arias (The Mostly Mozart Orchestra feat. conductor: Gerard Schwarz, soprano: Arleen Auger), Mozart: Mass in C Minor, Mozart: Mitridate, Rè di Ponto (Complete Mozart Edition), Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 "Choral", Bach, J.S.: Cantatas, Bwv 133-135, Arleen Auger, American Soprano, Haydn: Songs, Bach, J.S.: Cantatas, Bwv 32-34, Le nozze di Figaro, Schubert - Lieder/Winterreise, Bach, J.S.: Cantatas, Bwv 68-70, Requiem (Konzertbereinigung der Wiener Staatsoper & Wiener Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Georg Solti), Bach, J.S.: Cantatas, Bwv 100-102, Bach, J.S.: Easter Oratorio, Bwv 249 / Ascension Oratorio, Bwv 11, Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus feat. conductor: Robert Shaw), Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Vier Letzte Lieder, Bach, J.S.: Cantatas, Bwv 43-45, J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Matthäus-Passion, Songs to the poetry of Goethe and Mörike (feat. soprano: Arleen Auger, piano: Irwin Gage), The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Volume 9: Schubert & the Theatre, Bach, J.S.: Soprano Arias, Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor; Coronation Mass (Classic FM: The Full Works), Bach, J.S.: Cantatas, Bwv 21-22, Bach, J.S.: Cantatas, Bwv 193-194, Belshazzar, Music by Canteloube & Ravel, Auger Sings Bach, Mozart - Requiem, Bach, J.S.: Cantatas, Bwv 152-155, Bach, J.S.: Christmas Oratorio, Bwv 248, Le nozze di Figaro: Highlights, Alphons Diepenbrock: Symphonic Suite Elektra - Hymn an Die Nacht - Overture 'De Vogels', SCHUBERT, F.: Goethe-Lieder (Auger, Olbertz), Bach, J.S.: Cantatas, Bwv 179-181, Bach, J.S.: Cantatas, Bwv 185-187, Bach, J.S.: Cantatas, Bwv 119-121, Die Piraten (The Pirates of Penzance), Robert Schumann: Lieder - Opp. 25, 42, 51, 64, 98a (Auger, Olbertz), Bach, J.S.: Cantatas - Praise and Thanks, Death and Eternity, Handel: Orlando

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1 Was chosen to sing at the wedding ceremony of Sarah Ferguson to Prince Andrew on July 23, 1986.
2 The first of three female opera singers who, sadly, all died at a relatively young age in the same year; the others were Tatiana Troyanos and Lucia Popp.
3 Opera singer (soprano).



Alcina 1990 TV Movie Alcina
Bernstein in Waldsassen 1990 TV Movie Soprano
Die Piraten 1968 TV Movie Mabel Stanley



Les parrains 2005 as a. auger, "Romanze: Der Vollmond strahlt d. 797"
Desire 1992 performer: "Bailero" from Chantes d'Auvergne
My War Years: Arnold Schoenberg 1992 TV Movie performer: "String Quartet no. 2, op. 10"



Requiem Mass 1991 TV Special documentary Soprano (as Arleen Auger)
H-Moll-Messe - Ana begegnet der Musik des Johann Sebastian Bach 1978 TV Movie documentary Sopran

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