Gertrud Pålson Wettergren mezzosopran 1897-1991

Gertrud Pålson Wettergren mezzosopran 1897-1991 Gertrud Pålson - Wettergren - mezzosopran

Gertrud Wettergren, känd som Gertrud Pålson-Wettergren, ogift Pålson, född 17 februari 1897 i Västra Sallerups socken, Skåne, död 26 november 1991 i Djursholm,  var en svensk skådespelare och operasångare (mezzosopran).

Gertrud Pålson Wettergren mezzosopran 1897-1991

Pålson-Wettergren var engagerad vid Kungliga Teatern i Stockholm – ursprungliga debutrollen var där Cherubin i Mozarts Figaros bröllop – mellan 1922 och 1948 och utnämndes till hovsångerska 1934. Hon uppträde på Kungliga Teatern som modern i Menottis Konsuln så sent som 1952. Hon debuterade på Metropolitan Opera i New York som Azucena i Verdi´s Aida i december 1935. Hennes sista föreställning där blev som Brangäne i Wagners Tristan och Isolde i januari 1938. Föreställningen kunde avlyssnas i radion.

Vid Royal Opera House Covent Garden framträdde hon som Azucena i Verdis Trubaduren och Amneris i Verdis Aida.

Hon var gift från 1925 med Erik Wettergren (1883–1961).

Metropolitan Opera

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[Met Performance] CID:118050
Aida {395}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/20/1935
Debuts: Gertrud Wettergren, Chase Baromeo, Daphne Vane
[Met Performance] CID:118120
Tannhäuser {288}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/26/1935
Debut: Helen Stuart, Heidi Vosseler
[Met Performance] CID:118170
Tristan und Isolde {229}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/30/1935
[Met Performance] CID:118200
Aida {396}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/2/1936
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:118240
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Metropolitan Opera House; 01/5/1936
[Met Performance] CID:118270
Tristan und Isolde {230}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/9/1936
[Met Performance] CID:118350
Aida {397}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/15/1936
[Met Performance] CID:118360
Carmen {331}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/16/1936
[Met Performance] CID:118480
Aida {398}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/25/1936
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[Met Concert/Gala] CID:118500
Grand Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/26/1936
[Met Performance] CID:118550
Tristan und Isolde {231}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/31/1936
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:118590
Gala Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/2/1936
[Met Performance] CID:120060  
New production
Samson et Dalila {59}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/26/1936
Debuts: Maurice Abravanel, Herbert Graf, Koeck-Meyer Studios, Irene Sharaff
Broadcast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:120110
Carmen {344}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/30/1936
Debut: Maclovia Ruiz
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:120170
Grand Sunday Night Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/3/1937
[Met Performance] CID:120190
Samson et Dalila {60}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 01/5/1937
Review
[Met Performance] CID:120250
Samson et Dalila {61}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/9/1937
[Met Performance] CID:120280
Samson et Dalila {62}
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, Brooklyn; 01/12/1937
Review
[Met Performance] CID:120360
Samson et Dalila {63}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/1937
Review
[Met Performance] CID:120390
Aida {408}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/20/1937
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:120440
Gala Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/24/1937
[Met Performance] CID:120490
Samson et Dalila {64}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/1937
Review
[Met Performance] CID:120530
Carmen {347}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/1937
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:120630
Gala Program
Serenade {5}

Metropolitan Opera House; 02/7/1937
[Met Performance] CID:122260
Tristan und Isolde {253}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 12/21/1937
[Met Performance] CID:122350
Aida {418}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/28/1937
[Met Performance] CID:122460
Carmen {353}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/6/1938
[Met Performance] CID:122490
Aida {419}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/8/1938
[Met Performance] CID:122750
Tristan und Isolde {256}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/29/1938
Broadcast

In English

Gertrud Pålson-Wettergren (17 February 1897 – 26 November 1991) was a Swedish mezzosoprano.

She was hired at Royal Swedish Opera between 1922 and 1948. On December 20, 1935, she made her debut at the Metropolitan as Amneris in Aida opposite Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, John Charles Thomas and Ezio Pinza. Her roles there included Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde, Venus in Tannhäuser, Carmen which she sang in Swedish replacing Rosa Ponselle in a performance, and opened the 1936/37 season with Samson et Dalila. Her last performance there was on January 29, 1938, making a total of 29 performances.

Although she sang at Covent Garden in 1936 and 1939 in Aida and Il trovatore, the war prevented a further international career. She returned to London in 1947, singing in Die Walküre at the BBC under Sir Thomas Beecham.

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