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Saturday 23 September 2023

Helen Traubel

We go a bit classy for this one and the one below !! from over the Pond and one from Blighty !!

Helen Francesca Traubel (June 16, 1899 – July 28, 1972) was an American opera and concert singer. A dramatic soprano, she was best known for her Wagnerian roles, especially those of Brünnhilde and Isolde.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, she began her career as a concert singer and went on to sing at the Metropolitan Opera from 1937 to 1953. Starting in the 1950s, she also developed a career as a nightclub and cabaret singer as well as appearing in television, films and musical theatre. 
Traubel's contract at the Metropolitan Opera was not renewed in 1953 when its General Manager, Rudolf Bing, expressed disapproval of her radio and TV appearances alongside the likes of Jimmy Durante and her expressed desire to expand her lucrative career in major supper and night clubs. Traubel went on to appear at the Copacabana, as well as in many cameo television roles. After her Met career, she appeared on Broadway in the Rodgers and Hammerstein failure, Pipe Dream, playing a bordello madame with a heart of gold and the voice of Isolde. Additionally, she appeared in the films Deep in My Heart, Gunn and The Ladies Man. She also appeared opposite Groucho Marx as Katisha in a Bell Telephone presentation (abridged) of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. Traubel's last night club appearance was with Jimmy Durante at Harrah's Lake Tahoe in 1964....(Info Edited From Wikipedia)

1. Because.
2. Danny Boy.
3. Trees.
4. When day Is Done.
5. The Loveliest Night Of The year
6. Too Ro Loo Ra Rai
7. September Song.

1. Autumn Leaves.
2. Three O'clock In The Morning.
3. Brahms Lullaby.
4. Poor Butterfly.
5. When I Go To Old To Dream
6. Summertime.
7. I Believe.
          5. The Loveliest Night Of The Year

1 comment:

  1. A bit of classical voice now with perfect diction... just like the post below !!'s singers could do with a bit of that !!