From the Fayer studio in Vienna. Ca. 140 x 90 mm. In German (with translation).
"Although best known early in her career for Mozart, [Jurinac] built up an extensive repertory covering a wide range of parts. She appeared at most of the world's leading opera houses, maturing from roles such as Cherubino, Octavian, Marzelline and Ilia (Idomeneo) to the Countess, the Marschallin, Leonore and Electra. Among her other notable roles were the Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos), the two ladies in Don Giovanni, Elisabeth (Tannhäuser and Don Carlos), Jenůfa, Cio-Cio-San and Tosca, Desdemona, and later Marie (Wozzeck), Poppaea and Iphigenia (Iphigénie en Tauride). Jurinac's voice was beautifully pure, rich and even throughout its range, and although she did not always sound to best advantage in her numerous recordings, the finest of them faithfully convey the integrity, eloquence and commitment that made an unforgettable impression on two generations of opera-lovers. The ardent, youthful singer of the 1940s and 50s grew into the sensitive, reflective artist of the 60s and 70s. Although she appeared frequently as a concert and lieder singer, she will be remembered as one of the outstanding operatic sopranos of her time, generous of voice and radiant of personality. This is reflected in her recordings of Ilia, Marzelline, Leonore and Octavian." Peter Branscombe in Grove Music Online. Item #24043
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