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Pilar Lorengar

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Though internationally her career was relatively overshadowed with the various other lyric sopranos of her day, probably because of an frequently understated presentation, her silvery voice, not really huge but focused more than enough to transport through a good Verdi and light Wagner orchestra, and her charm, winsome however, not overly kittenish, made her a popular in many Western european houses, especially in Germany. She researched music on the Barcelona Conservatory, and like many Spanish performers, she started her profession in zarzuela, producing her stage debut (like a mezzo) in 1949. While she remaining the zarzuela stage pretty soon, she managed her ties compared to that genre, and throughout her profession often documented or performed zarzuela music in recitals. Her traditional debut is at Barcelona in 1952, like a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth. Her operatic debut was as Cherubino in 1955 at Aix-en-Provence. She also produced her Covent Backyard debut that 12 months as Violetta in La traviata, and her Glyndebourne debut another 12 months as Pamina within the Magic Flute. In 1958, she 1st appeared in the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, starting a link that lasted over 30 years. She was probably one of the most much loved performers at that home, and was granted the name of Kammersangerin after simply five years there, in 1963. She produced her Salzburg Event debut in 1961, in Idomeneo, and her Metropolitan Opera debut not really until 1966, as Donna Elvira. Early in her profession she centered on the lighter lyric functions, specifically Mozart, but as she matured vocally, she could add substantially heavier functions, including Eva in Der Meistersinger and Elizabeth in Verdi’s Don Carlo without taxing her tone of voice beyond its assets. She produced fairly few recordings, but among those, her Violetta in La traviata (London 443 000-2) is among the few that catches the beauty and design of the popular courtesan along with the feverishness of her doomed romance.

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Full Name Pilar Lorengar
Died June 2, 1996, Berlin, Germany
Profession Singer
Nationality Spanish
Music Songs O silver moon, Amen, in sempiterna, El Mirar de la Maja, Solo Las Flores Sobre Ti, Aria : Pro peccatis, Mira Nero de Tarpeya, Asturiana, Herr, Ich Bin Zwar Verbrecherin, La Chulapona: "Ese Pañuelito Blanco", Cancion De Rosina, Nine Old Spanish Folk Songs: VII. Romance de Don Boiso, El Rey que Rabió: Coro y Pasodoble - Al Monarca Esperemos, Dolente immagine di fille mia, El Huésped del Sevillano: Acto I, Preludio, Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile : Gloria, Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 4. Presto - Allegro assai, Song to the Moon, Nine Old Spanish Folk Songs: II. Las Tres Hojas, Nine Old Spanish Folk Songs: V. Anda Jaleo, Mozart: Così fan tutte / Act 1 - "Soave sia il vento", El Maestro Campanone: Don Pánfilo, Don Sandalio y Coro de Hombres, La Bohème: Mi chiamano Mimi, Dvorák: Requiem, Op.89, B.165 - Agnus Dei, Die tote Stadt, Act 1: Glück das mir verblieb, La Dogaresa, Act I: "Venid Aquí Venecianos a Comprar", Die verkaufte Braut , Akt 3: Tanz der Komödianten, Puccini: Tosca / Act 2 - "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore", Mozart: Così fan tutte / Act 1 - "Ah, guarda, sorella" - "Mi par che stamattina", La Reina Mora: "Canción del pajarero: Pajaritos vendo yo", Pablo Sorozábal: Katiuska - Noche Hermosa, Suor Angelica: Il Principe Gualtiero vostro padre, Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2 - "Papagena! Papagena!"
Albums Die verkaufte Braut, Zarzuela Arias & Duets, Rossini: Stabat Mater (1971), Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (Live), El Rey que rabió (Madrid Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Ataúlfo Argenta, soprano: Pilar Lorengar, Toñi Rosado, bariton: Manuel Ausensi, comic tenor: Carlos Munguía, Rafael Maldonado, comic bariton: Agustín S. Luque, Manuel Tierra), Verdi: La Traviata, Hindemith: Mathis der Maler, Opern-Ausschnitte (Stereo Version), Pilar Lorengar Anniversary Album, Pilar Lorengar: Prima Donna in Vienna, Vicente Lleó: El Maestro Campanone [Zarzuela en Un Acto] (1955), "Cäcilienmesse", Petite Symphonie, Spanish Romances, Mozart: Die Zauberflöte - Highlights, Usandizaga, J.M.: Golondrinas (Las) [Lyric Drama] (Lorengar, Iriarte, Torres, Argenta) (1953), Luna, P.: Cadetes de la Reina (Los) [Zarzuela] (Lorengar, Ausensi, Argenta) (1955), Alonso, F.: Rumbosa (La) [Zarzuela] (Lorengar, Ausensi, Echeverria) (1951), Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, Alonso, F.: Calesera (La) [Zarzuela] (Lorengar, Berganza, Ausensi, Cisneros) (1956), Millan, R.: Dogaresa (La) [Zarzuela] (Lorengar, Berganza, Ausensi, Argenta) (1955), Chapi, R.: Rey Que Rabio (El) [Zarzuela] (Lorengar, Rosado, Munguia, Argenta) (1955), The Voice Of Pilar Lorengar, Jacinto Guerrero: El Huésped del Sevillano [Zarzuela en Dos Actos] (1954), La Alsaciana [Zarzuela en Un Acto] (1954)


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos 1965 TV Movie Elisabeth von Valois
Die Zauberflöte 1964 TV Movie Pamina, irhe Tochter
Don Giovanni 1961 TV Movie Donna Elvira
Las últimas banderas 1957
Último día 1952 Carmen Beltrán

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sunday Bloody Sunday 1971 performer: "The Trio from Mozart's "Così Fan Tutte"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dalli Dalli 1979 TV Series Herself - Kandidatin
Music for You 1955-1958 TV Series Herself

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