Elisabeth Rethberg

Soprano

Schubert Club Performance: January 21, 1927

Elisabeth Rethberg

Artist note by Richard Evidon

Once voted the world’s most perfect singer, this famous German soprano was among the Metropolitan Opera’s foremost artists for two decades following her 1922 debut. In 1928, around the time of her Schubert Club recital, Rethberg recorded this charming song by the now largely forgotten 19th-century German composer Wilhelm Taubert:

 

Here she is as Donna Anna in a legendary 1937 Salzburg Festival performance of Don Giovanni:

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