Karin Branzell mezzosopran 1891-1974

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Karin Maria Branzell-Eduarsen, född 24 september 1891 i Stockholm, död 14 december 1974 i Altadena i Kalifornien, var en svensk operasångerska, (mezzosopran).

Karin Branzell mezzosopran 1891-1974

Branzell var dotter till överläraren Anders Branzell och Jenny Persson och syster till Sten Branzell. Hon var från 1924 gift med konstnären E. O. Eduardsen.

Hon avlade organistexamen 1909 och var därefter några år tillförordnad organist i Stockholm. Hon bedrev samtidigt 1909-1912 sångstudier för Tekla Hofer, och 1909-1918 plastik för Elisabeth Hjortberg.

Branzell debuterade 1912 på Kungliga teatern som Amneris i Aïda och var sedan anställd där 1913–18. Efter ytterligare studier i Berlin fick hon 1920 engagemang vid Staatsoper där och var 1924-1934 en viss del av året bunden vid Metropolitan Opera House i New York. Hon har även företagit vidsträckta gästspelsturnéer och konsertresor.

Karin Branzell debuterade som Fricka i Valkyrian på Metropolitan Opera  2 juni 1924 och sista föreställningen blev som Erda i Siegfried 18.3.1944.  Avskedsföreställningen gavs som Erda i Siegfried 12 mars 1951. Hon sjöng sammanlagt i mer än 400 föreställningar (424)

1935-1938 uppträdde hon regelbundet vid Covent Garden. Från 1936 var Branzell hovsångerska och från 1937 ledamot av Musikaliska akedemien.

Branzell hade en omfångsrik, välljudande och välskolad stämma, en god musikalisk uppfattning och framstående sceniska egenskaper. Bland hennes roller märks Brangäne i Tristan och Isolde, Kundry i Parsifal, Ortrud i Lohengrin, Azucena i Trubaduren, Delila i Simson och Delila och Gunhild i Arnljot.

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:86250
Die Walküre {204}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/6/1924
Debut: Karin Branzell
Review
[Met Performance] CID:86280 
Lohengrin {331}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/8/1924
Review
[Met Performance] CID:86470
Lohengrin {332}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1924
Review
[Met Performance] CID:86590
Siegfried {127}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/1924
[Met Performance] CID:86620
Lohengrin {333}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/1/1924
[Met Performance] CID:86670
Tristan und Isolde {162}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1924
Review
[Met Performance] CID:86740
Die Walküre {205}
Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 03/11/1924
Review
[Met Performance] CID:86790
Lohengrin {334}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/1924
[Met Performance] CID:86820
Die Walküre {206}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/1924
Reviews
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:86990
Operatic Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/30/1924
[Met Performance] CID:87060
Tristan und Isolde {163}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/4/1924
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:87100
Aida {292}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/7/1924
[Met Performance] CID:87200
Samson et Dalila {51}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/1924
[Met Performance] CID:87280
Il Trovatore {144}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/19/1924
[Met Performance] CID:88840
Jenufa {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/5/1925
[Met Performance] CID:88880
Lohengrin {339}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/8/1925
Review
[Met Performance] CID:89060
Die Walküre {207}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/21/1925
Debut: Maria Müller
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:89080
Jenufa {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/23/1925
[Met Performance] CID:89100
Lohengrin {340}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/24/1925
Review
[Met Performance] CID:89130
Die Walküre {208}
Academy of Music, New York, Brooklyn; 01/27/1925
Review
[Met Performance] CID:89180
Götterdämmerung {89}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/31/1925
Debut: Nanny Larsén-Todsen
Review
[Met Performance] CID:89230
Jenufa {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/4/1925
[Met Performance] CID:89280 
Die Walküre {209}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/7/1925
[Met Performance] CID:89330
Götterdämmerung {90}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/1925
Review
[Met Performance] CID:89370
Tristan und Isolde {165}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/14/1925
Review
[Met Performance] CID:89400
Die Walküre {210}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/16/1925
Review
[Met Performance] CID:89550
Das Rheingold {60} Ring Cycle [46]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/1925
Review
[Met Performance] CID:89640
Die Walküre {211} Ring Cycle [46]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1925
Review
[Met Performance] CID:89670
Lohengrin {341}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/7/1925
[Met Performance] CID:89770
Siegfried {129}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/1925
[Met Performance] CID:89800
Siegfried {130}
Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 03/17/1925
[Met Performance] CID:89830
Samson et Dalila {54}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/1925
Review
[Met Performance] CID:90040
Götterdämmerung {92}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/3/1925
Review
[Met Performance] CID:90140
Samson et Dalila {55}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/10/1925
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:90170
Twenty-Third Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/12/1925
[Met Performance] CID:90200
Aida {301}
Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 04/14/1925
Review
[Met Performance] CID:90240
Aida {302}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/17/1925
Review
[Met Performance] CID:92000
Tristan und Isolde {167}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/16/1926
Review
[Met Performance] CID:92050
Die Walküre {213}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/20/1926
Review
[Met Performance] CID:92120
Tristan und Isolde {168}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/25/1926
Review
[Met Performance] CID:92230
Tristan und Isolde {169}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 02/2/1926
Review
[Met Performance] CID:92290
Die Walküre {214}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/6/1926
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:92300
Emergency Fund Benefit Gala Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/7/1926
[Met Performance] CID:92370
Lohengrin {346}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/1926
Review
[Met Performance] CID:92430 
Tannhäuser {235}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/1926
Debut: Lauritz Melchior
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:92470
Die Walküre {215}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1926
Review
[Met Performance] CID:92520
Samson et Dalila {56}
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, Brooklyn; 02/23/1926
[Met Performance] CID:92640
Die Walküre {217} Ring Cycle [47]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/4/1926
Review
[Met Performance] CID:92760
Aida {312}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/1926
Review
[Met Performance] CID:92850
Götterdämmerung {93} Ring Cycle [47]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/1926
Review
[Met Performance] CID:92910
La Gioconda {86}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 03/23/1926
Review
[Met Performance] CID:92950
Tristan und Isolde {170}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/26/1926
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:92990
Emergency Fund Benefit Gala Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/28/1926
[Met Performance] CID:93000
Siegfried {132}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/29/1926
Review
[Met Performance] CID:93100
Aida {313}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/5/1926
[Met Performance] CID:93130
Tristan und Isolde {171}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/7/1926
[Met Performance] CID:93190
Verdi Requiem Mass {27}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/11/1926
[Met Performance] CID:93220
Samson et Dalila {57} Petrouchka {15}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 04/13/1926
Review
[Met Performance] CID:93250
Götterdämmerung {94}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/15/1926
Review
[Met Performance] CID:93280
La Gioconda {87}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/17/1926
Review
[Met Performance] CID:95000
Götterdämmerung {95}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/1927
[Met Performance] CID:95040
Die Walküre {221}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/1927
[Met Performance] CID:95160
Götterdämmerung {96}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/26/1927
[Met Performance] CID:95190
Das Rheingold {62}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/1927
Debut: Walter Kirchhoff
Program announcement: “Intermission after the Second Scene.”
Review
[Met Performance] CID:95300
Götterdämmerung {97}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/5/1927
[Met Performance] CID:95350
Il Trovatore {153}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/9/1927
[Met Performance] CID:95360
Siegfried {133}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/10/1927
Review
[Met Performance] CID:95430
Lohengrin {352}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/16/1927
Review
[Met Performance] CID:95470
Die Walküre {222}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/1927
Review
[Met Performance] CID:95520
Il Trovatore {154}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1927
[Met Performance] CID:95550
Das Rheingold {63} Ring Cycle [48]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/24/1927
Review
[Met Performance] CID:95630
Siegfried {135}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 03/1/1927
Review
[Met Performance] CID:95660
Die Walküre {223} Ring Cycle [48]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/4/1927
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:95710
Special All-Wagner Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/6/1927
[Met Performance] CID:95720
Das Rheingold {64}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/7/1927
Review
[Met Performance] CID:95730
Aida {321}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/8/1927
[Met Performance] CID:95770
Siegfried {136} Ring Cycle [48]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/11/1927
Review
[Met Performance] CID:95870
Götterdämmerung {98} Ring Cycle [48]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/18/1927
[Met Performance] CID:95940
Tristan und Isolde {172}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 03/22/1927
Review
[Met Performance] CID:95980
Tristan und Isolde {173}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/25/1927
[Met Performance] CID:96070
Aida {323}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/31/1927
[Met Performance] CID:96130
Tristan und Isolde {174}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/4/1927
Review
[Met Performance] CID:96300
La Gioconda {96}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/16/1927
[Met Performance] CID:98030
Tristan und Isolde {175}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/16/1928
Debut: Gertrude Kappel
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:98160
Götterdämmerung {99}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/26/1928
Review
[Met Performance] CID:98200
Le Prophète {71}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/1928
Review
[Met Performance] CID:98300
Götterdämmerung {100}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/4/1928
[Met Performance] CID:98320
Die Walküre {226}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/6/1928
Review
[Met Performance] CID:98370
Tristan und Isolde {176}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/10/1928
[Met Performance] CID:98480
Siegfried {138}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/1928
Review
[Met Performance] CID:98520
Il Trovatore {161}
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, Brooklyn; 02/21/1928
Review
[Met Performance] CID:98570
Das Rheingold {65} Ring Cycle [49]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/24/1928
Debut: Fred Patton
Review
[Met Performance] CID:98600
Tristan und Isolde {177}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/25/1928
Review
[Met Performance] CID:98640
Le Prophète {72}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/29/1928
Review
[Met Performance] CID:98680
Lohengrin {359}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/3/1928
Review
[Met Performance] CID:98740
Siegfried {139} Ring Cycle [49]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/7/1928
Review
[Met Performance] CID:98870
Götterdämmerung {101} Ring Cycle [49]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/16/1928
Review
[Met Performance] CID:98980
Siegfried {140}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/23/1928
Review
[Met Performance] CID:99000
La Gioconda {101}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/24/1928
[Met Performance] CID:99030
Siegfried {141}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 03/27/1928
Review
[Met Performance] CID:99050
Tristan und Isolde {179}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/29/1928
Review
[Met Performance] CID:99120
Siegfried {142}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/2/1928
Review
[Met Performance] CID:99230
Le Prophète {73}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 04/10/1928
Review
[Met Performance] CID:99270
Tristan und Isolde {180}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/12/1928
Review
[Met Performance] CID:101000
Götterdämmerung {102}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/1929
Review
[Met Performance] CID:101030
Die Walküre {232}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/1929
Review
[Met Performance] CID:101140
Lohengrin {363}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 01/22/1929
Review
[Met Performance] CID:101250
Tristan und Isolde {181}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/1929
Review
[Met Performance] CID:101270
Aida {337}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/1/1929
[Met Performance] CID:101330
Tristan und Isolde {182}
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, Brooklyn; 02/5/1929
Review
[Met Performance] CID:101360
Siegfried {143}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/7/1929
Review
[Met Performance] CID:101420
Tristan und Isolde {183}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/1929
Review
[Met Performance] CID:101450
Lohengrin {364}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/13/1929
Review
[Met Performance] CID:101540
Siegfried {144}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 02/19/1929
Review
[Met Performance] CID:101580
Aida {339}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1929
Review
[Met Performance] CID:101670
Die Walküre {234} Ring Cycle [50]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/1929
Review
[Met Performance] CID:101690
La Gioconda {105}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/1/1929
[Met Performance] CID:101750
Tristan und Isolde {184}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 03/5/1929
Review
[Met Performance] CID:101770
Siegfried {145} Ring Cycle [50]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/7/1929
Review
[Met Performance] CID:101880
Götterdämmerung {103} Ring Cycle [50]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/1929
Review
[Met Performance] CID:102190
La Gioconda {106}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/3/1929
[Met Performance] CID:102220
Siegfried {146}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/5/1929
[Met Performance] CID:102260
Aida {342}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/8/1929
[Met Performance] CID:102300
Die Walküre {235}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/11/1929
[Met Performance] CID:102330
Tristan und Isolde {186}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/13/1929
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:102350
Last Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/1929
[Met Performance] CID:104010
Tristan und Isolde {187}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/1930
[Met Performance] CID:104040
Die Walküre {241}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/13/1930
[Met Performance] CID:104090
Götterdämmerung {104}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/1930
Debut: Elisabeth Ohms
Review
[Met Performance] CID:104160
Die Walküre {242}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/23/1930
Review
[Met Performance] CID:104220
La Gioconda {112}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/1930
[Met Performance] CID:104320
Tristan und Isolde {188}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/3/1930
Review
[Met Performance] CID:104430
Tristan und Isolde {189}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 02/11/1930
[Met Performance] CID:104460
Lohengrin {372}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/13/1930
Review
[Met Performance] CID:104540
Götterdämmerung {105}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/1930
[Met Performance] CID:104560
Das Rheingold {68} Ring Cycle [51] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/21/1930
[Met Performance] CID:104640
Die Walküre {244} Ring Cycle [51] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/1930
Review
[Met Performance] CID:104740
Tristan und Isolde {190}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1930
[Met Performance] CID:104760
Siegfried {147} Ring Cycle [51] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/7/1930
[Met Performance] CID:104850
Götterdämmerung {106} Ring Cycle [51] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/1930
Debut: Siegfried Tappolet
[Met Performance] CID:104880
Tristan und Isolde {191}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/1930
[Met Performance] CID:104940
Aida {352}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/21/1930
[Met Performance] CID:104990
Siegfried {148}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/24/1930
[Met Performance] CID:105040
Tristan und Isolde {192}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/28/1930
[Met Performance] CID:105100
Aida {353}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 04/1/1930
[Met Performance] CID:105120
Tristan und Isolde {193}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/3/1930
[Met Performance] CID:105140
La Gioconda {114}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/5/1930
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:105160
Grand Sunday Night Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/6/1930
[Met Performance] CID:106000
Aida {357}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/27/1930
Opening Night {46}
Giulio Gatti-Casazza, General Manager
[Met Performance] CID:106030
Die Walküre {245}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/29/1930
Review
[Met Performance] CID:106120
Tristan und Isolde {194}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/6/1930
Review
[Met Performance] CID:106160
Lohengrin {375}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/8/1930
[Met Performance] CID:106200
Die Walküre {246}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 11/11/1930
[Met Performance] CID:106320
Tristan und Isolde {195}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/21/1930
[Met Performance] CID:106440
Die Walküre {247}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/29/1930
[Met Performance] CID:106490
Tristan und Isolde {196}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/3/1930
[Met Performance] CID:106530
Aida {358}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/6/1930
[Met Performance] CID:106600
Siegfried {149}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/11/1930
[Met Performance] CID:106720
Siegfried {150}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/20/1930
[Met Performance] CID:106770
Lohengrin {377}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/24/1930
[Met Performance] CID:106860
Lohengrin {378}
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, Brooklyn; 12/30/1930
[Met Performance] CID:106940
Lohengrin {379}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/5/1931
[Met Performance] CID:107000
Die Walküre {248}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/10/1931
[Met Performance] CID:107050
Siegfried {151}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 01/13/1931
[Met Performance] CID:107090
Götterdämmerung {107}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/16/1931
[Met Performance] CID:107150
Aida {361}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/21/1931
[Met Performance] CID:107260
Götterdämmerung {108}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/29/1931
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:107310
Special Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/1/1931
[Met Performance] CID:107320
Die Walküre {249}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/2/1931
[Met Performance] CID:107450
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {191}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/1931
[Met Performance] CID:107550
Siegfried {152}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/1931
[Met Performance] CID:107570
Das Rheingold {68} Ring Cycle [52] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1931
[Met Performance] CID:107630
Aida {362}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 02/24/1931
[Met Performance] CID:107650
Die Walküre {250} Ring Cycle [52] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/1931
[Met Performance] CID:109060 
United States Premiere
Schwanda, the Bagpiper {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/7/1931
Review
[Met Performance] CID:109100
Schwanda, the Bagpiper {2}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 11/10/1931
[Met Performance] CID:109160
Die Walküre {253}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/14/1931
Debut: Carlton Gauld
[Met Performance] CID:109180
Schwanda, the Bagpiper {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/16/1931
[Met Performance] CID:109230
Tristan und Isolde {201}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/20/1931
[Met Performance] CID:109290
Die Walküre {254}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 11/24/1931
[Met Performance] CID:109310
Aida {364}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/26/1931
[Met Performance] CID:109420
Schwanda, the Bagpiper {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/4/1931
[Met Performance] CID:109510
Aida {365}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/1931
[Met Performance] CID:109530
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {196}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/1931
[Met Performance] CID:109590
Schwanda, the Bagpiper {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/17/1931
[Met Performance] CID:109620
Aida {366}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/19/1931
[Met Performance] CID:109640
Lohengrin {382}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/21/1931
[Met Performance] CID:109650
Schwanda, the Bagpiper {6}
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, Brooklyn; 12/22/1931
[Met Performance] CID:109750
Schwanda, the Bagpiper {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/30/1931
[Met Performance] CID:109870
Lohengrin {383}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/9/1932
Broadcast (Act III)
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:109890
Grand Gala Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/10/1932
[Met Performance] CID:109950
Siegfried {155}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/15/1932
Review
[Met Performance] CID:110020
Die Walküre {255}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/20/1932
Debut: Göta Ljungberg
Reviews
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:110080
Viennese Music – Operatic Excerpts
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/24/1932
[Met Performance] CID:110100
Tristan und Isolde {202}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 01/26/1932
[Met Performance] CID:110150
Die Walküre {256}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/1932
Broadcast (Act II)
[Met Performance] CID:112040
Götterdämmerung {115}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/24/1932
Debuts: Gustaaf De Loor, Ludwig Hofmann
[Met Performance] CID:112100
Lohengrin {387}
Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, Connecticut; 11/29/1932
[Met Performance] CID:112150 
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Elektra {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/3/1932
Broadcast
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:112230
Aida {372}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/8/1932
[Met Performance] CID:112240
United States Premiere
Il Signor Bruschino {1} Elektra {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/9/1932
[Met Performance] CID:112310
Tristan und Isolde {208}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/14/1932
[Met Performance] CID:112370
Lohengrin {388}
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, Brooklyn; 12/17/1932
[Met Performance] CID:112550
Götterdämmerung {116}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/1932
Broadcast (Acts I, II)
[Met Performance] CID:112620
Tristan und Isolde {209}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/5/1933
[Met Performance] CID:112650
Die Walküre {263}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/7/1933
[Met Performance] CID:112700
Il Signor Bruschino {4} Elektra {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/1933
[Met Performance] CID:112720
Lohengrin {389}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/1933
Broadcast (Acts II, III)
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:112740
Gala Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/15/1933
[Met Performance] CID:114030
Tannhäuser {274}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/1933
Debut: Emanuel List
Review
[Met Performance] CID:114060
Die Walküre {265}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/1933
Debut: Irra Petina
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:114090
New Year’s Eve Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/1933
[Met Performance] CID:114130
Die Walküre {266}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 01/2/1934
[Met Performance] CID:114240 
Die Walküre {267}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/1934
Debut: Lotte Lehmann
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:114370
Il Trovatore {185}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/20/1934
[Met Performance] CID:114410
Siegfried {162}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/24/1934
[Met Performance] CID:114450
Aida {383}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/1934
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:114480
Gianni Schicchi {23} Salome {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/29/1934
[Met Performance] CID:114520
Tristan und Isolde {217}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/1/1934
[Met Performance] CID:114550
Die Walküre {268}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/3/1934
Broadcast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:114600
Tristan und Isolde {218}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 02/6/1934
[Met Performance] CID:114730
Das Rheingold {71} Ring Cycle [55] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/16/1934
Review
[Met Performance] CID:116680
Die Walküre {274} Ring Cycle [56] Uncut*
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/15/1935
[Met Performance] CID:116770
Siegfried {166} Ring Cycle [56] Uncut*
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1935
[Met Performance] CID:116820
Tristan und Isolde {225}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/25/1935
[Met Performance] CID:116850
Götterdämmerung {123} Ring Cycle [56] Uncut*
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/1935
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:116900
Gala Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/3/1935
[Met Performance] CID:116920
Lohengrin {399}
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, Brooklyn; 03/5/1935
[Met Performance] CID:116970
Tristan und Isolde {226}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/9/1935
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:117030
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {205}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/1935
[Met Performance] CID:117060
Tannhäuser {285}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/1935
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:117090
Gala Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/1935
[Met Performance] CID:117100
Lohengrin {400}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/18/1935
[Met Performance] CID:117140
Die Walküre {276}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/21/1935
[Met Performance] CID:117210
Tannhäuser {286}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/27/1935
[Met Performance] CID:117240
Tristan und Isolde {227}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/29/1935
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:117280
Grand Operatic Surprise Party
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/31/1935
[Met Performance] CID:117290
Die Walküre {277}
Boston, Massachusetts; 04/1/1935
[Met Performance] CID:117310
Lohengrin {401}
Boston, Massachusetts; 04/3/1935
[Met Performance] CID:117370
Tristan und Isolde {228}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/8/1935
[Met Performance] CID:118530
Götterdämmerung {125}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/29/1936
[Met Performance] CID:118600 
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {208}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/3/1936
Debut: René Maison
[Met Performance] CID:118620
Das Rheingold {73} Ring Cycle [57] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/6/1936
Review
[Met Performance] CID:118650 
Tristan und Isolde {232}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/8/1936
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:118690
Die Walküre {280} Ring Cycle [57] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/1936
[Met Performance] CID:118740
Tristan und Isolde {233}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/14/1936
[Met Performance] CID:118800
Siegfried {168} Ring Cycle [57] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/1936
Review
[Met Performance] CID:118820
Tristan und Isolde {234}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1936
Review
[Met Performance] CID:118840
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {209}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1936
Broadcast
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:118860
Gala Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/1936
Debuts: Hortense Kahrklin, Jack Potteiger, Christian Bérard
[Met Performance] CID:118900
Götterdämmerung {126} Ring Cycle [57] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/1936
[Met Performance] CID:118940
Die Walküre {281} Ring Cycle [58]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/29/1936
Review
[Met Performance] CID:118970
Tristan und Isolde {235}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 03/3/1936
[Met Performance] CID:119000
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {210}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1936
[Met Performance] CID:119040
Siegfried {169} Ring Cycle [58]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/7/1936
[Met Performance] CID:119070
Tristan und Isolde {236}
Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, Connecticut; 03/10/1936
Review
[Met Performance] CID:119090
Tannhäuser {292}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/1936
[Met Performance] CID:119170
Tristan und Isolde {237}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/18/1936
[Met Performance] CID:119240
Tannhäuser {293}
Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts; 03/23/1936
[Met Performance] CID:119270
Tristan und Isolde {238}
Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts; 03/25/1936
[Met Performance] CID:119330
Tristan und Isolde {239}
Eastman Theatre, Rochester, New York; 03/30/1936
[Met Performance] CID:119370
Tristan und Isolde {240}
Lyric Theater, Baltimore, Maryland; 04/3/1936
Review
[Met Performance] CID:120650
Das Rheingold {75} Ring Cycle [59] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/9/1937
Review
[Met Performance] CID:120680
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {212}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/1937
Review
[Met Performance] CID:120750
Die Walküre {288} Ring Cycle [59] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/1937
Review
[Met Performance] CID:120780
Tristan und Isolde {245}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/1937
[Met Performance] CID:120820
Siegfried {172} Ring Cycle [59] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1937
[Met Performance] CID:120860
Tristan und Isolde {246}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/25/1937
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:120910
Grand Program/ The Bat {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/1937
[Met Performance] CID:120930
Götterdämmerung {128} Ring Cycle [59] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/2/1937
[Met Performance] CID:120950
Tristan und Isolde {247}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/4/1937
[Met Performance] CID:121020
Tristan und Isolde {248}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/10/1937
[Met Performance] CID:121050
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {213}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/1937
[Met Performance] CID:121120
Die Walküre {290}
Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, Connecticut; 03/16/1937
[Met Performance] CID:121170
Tannhäuser {295}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/1937
Review
[Met Performance] CID:121190
Götterdämmerung {129} Ring Cycle [60]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/20/1937
Review
[Met Performance] CID:121270
Lohengrin {413}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/27/1937
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:121300
Lohengrin {414}
Baltimore, Maryland; 03/29/1937
[Met Performance] CID:121330
Tristan und Isolde {249}
Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/1/1937
Review
[Met Performance] CID:121350
Das Rheingold {77} Ring Cycle [61]
Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/3/1937
Broadcast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:121370
Die Walküre {291} Ring Cycle [61]
Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/5/1937
[Met Performance] CID:121420
Götterdämmerung {130} Ring Cycle [61]
Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/9/1937
Review
[Met Performance] CID:121460
Tristan und Isolde {250}
Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 04/13/1937
Review
[Met Performance] CID:121490
Lohengrin {415}
Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 04/16/1937
Review
[Met Performance] CID:121530
Lohengrin {416}
Eastman Theatre, Rochester, New York; 04/19/1937
Review
[Met Performance] CID:122650 
Die Walküre {295}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/21/1938
Debut: Erich Leinsdorf
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:122710
Lohengrin {420}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/26/1938
Review
[Met Performance] CID:122800
Tannhäuser {299}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/3/1938
Review
[Met Performance] CID:122820
Metropolitan Opera Premiere (Apollon Musagètes)
Apollon Musagètes {1}
Salome {11}

Metropolitan Opera House; 02/4/1938
Debuts: Lillian Reilly, Stewart Chaney, Muriel King, Inc.
Review
[Met Performance] CID:122880
Das Rheingold {78} Ring Cycle [62] Uncut]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/9/1938
Review
[Met Performance] CID:122920
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {216}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/1938
Review
[Met Performance] CID:122990
Apollon Musagètes {2} Salome {12}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/16/1938
Review
[Met Performance] CID:123030
Lohengrin {421}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/1938
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:123070
Tristan und Isolde {257}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1938
[Met Performance] CID:123090
Siegfried {179} Ring Cycle [62] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/24/1938
[Met Performance] CID:123130
Das Rheingold {79} Ring Cycle [63]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/1938
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:123140
Gala Program
Serenade {9}

Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/1938
[Met Performance] CID:123160
Götterdämmerung {131} Ring Cycle [62] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/1/1938
[Met Performance] CID:123200
Tristan und Isolde {258}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/4/1938
[Met Performance] CID:123240
Götterdämmerung {132}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/7/1938
[Met Performance] CID:123260
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {217}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/9/1938
[Met Performance] CID:123290
Die Walküre {298}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/10/1938
[Met Performance] CID:123360
Tristan und Isolde {259}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/16/1938
[Met Performance] CID:123410
Götterdämmerung {133} Ring Cycle [63]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/1938
[Met Performance] CID:123430
Tannhäuser {302}
Baltimore, Maryland; 03/21/1938
Debut: Hannah Moore
[Met Performance] CID:123480
Tristan und Isolde {260}
Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts; 03/25/1938
Review
[Met Performance] CID:123530
Die Walküre {299}
Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts; 03/30/1938
Review
[Met Performance] CID:123570
Lohengrin {422}
Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/2/1938
[Met Performance] CID:123600
Tristan und Isolde {261}
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio; 04/5/1938
Review
[Met Performance] CID:123630
Tannhäuser {303}
Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio; 04/8/1938
[Met Performance] CID:123700
Tristan und Isolde {262}
Metropolitan Opera House; 4/16/1938
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:124730
Tristan und Isolde {267}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/16/1939
Debut: Herbert Alsen
Review
[Met Performance] CID:124750
Tannhäuser {307}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/1939
[Met Performance] CID:124830
Siegfried {184} Ring Cycle [64]
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 01/24/1939
Debut: Herbert Janssen
Review
[Met Performance] CID:124890
Tannhäuser {308}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/1939
Review
[Met Performance] CID:124920
Götterdämmerung {135} Ring Cycle [64]
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 01/31/1939
Review
[Met Performance] CID:124950
Tannhäuser {309}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/3/1939
Review
[Met Performance] CID:125010
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {218}
Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, Connecticut; 02/7/1939
[Met Performance] CID:125040
Das Rheingold {81} Ring Cycle [65] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/9/1939
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:125100
Gala Operatic Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/1939
[Met Performance] CID:125110
Lohengrin {426}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/13/1939
Review
[Met Performance] CID:125180
Tristan und Isolde {268}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/1939
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:125220
Siegfried {185} Ring Cycle [65] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1939
Review
[Met Performance] CID:125280
Die Walküre {305} Ring Cycle [66]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/25/1939
[Met Performance] CID:125300
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {219}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/1939
Review
[Met Performance] CID:125320
Tristan und Isolde {269}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/1/1939
[Met Performance] CID:125430
Lohengrin {428}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/9/1939
[Met Performance] CID:125470
Götterdämmerung {137} Ring Cycle [66]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/11/1939
[Met Performance] CID:127060
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {222}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/2/1939
Broadcast
Debut: Walter Olitzki
Review
[Met Performance] CID:127330
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {224}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/23/1939
Review
[Met Performance] CID:127540
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {225}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 01/9/1940
Review
[Met Performance] CID:127600
Lohengrin {435}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/13/1940
Review
[Met Performance] CID:127640
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {226}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/1940
[Met Performance] CID:127740
Götterdämmerung {139}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/25/1940
Review
[Met Performance] CID:127840
Das Rheingold {84} Ring Cycle [68] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/2/1940
[Met Performance] CID:127900
Siegfried {188}
Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, Connecticut; 02/6/1940
[Met Performance] CID:127940
Tristan und Isolde {279}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/9/1940
[Met Performance] CID:127980
Siegfried {189} Ring Cycle [68] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/1940
Review
[Met Performance] CID:128040
Die Walküre {315}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/1940
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:128150
Das Rheingold {85} Ring Cycle [69]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/24/1940
[Met Performance] CID:128190
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {227}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/1940
Review
[Met Performance] CID:128240
Die Walküre {316} Ring Cycle [69]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/2/1940
[Met Performance] CID:128280
Tristan und Isolde {281}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/6/1940
[Met Performance] CID:128330
Siegfried {190} Ring Cycle [69]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/9/1940
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:128340
Gala Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/10/1940
Debuts: Julia Del Bar, Fyodor Nazinoff, Paul Sweeney
[Met Performance] CID:128440
Götterdämmerung {141} Ring Cycle [69]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/16/1940
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:128450
Gala Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/1940
[Met Performance] CID:128610
Lohengrin {440}
Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/3/1940
Review
[Met Performance] CID:128640
Götterdämmerung {142}
Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/5/1940
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:130020
Die Walküre {320}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/4/1940
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:130070
Gala Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/8/1940
[Met Performance] CID:130090
Die Walküre {321}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 12/10/1940
Review
[Met Performance] CID:130110
Tristan und Isolde {285}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/1940
Review
[Met Performance] CID:130170
Die Walküre {322}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/16/1940
[Met Performance] CID:130210
Tristan und Isolde {286}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/19/1940
Review
[Met Performance] CID:130360 
Aida {442}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/1/1941
Debut: Stella Roman
Review
[Met Performance] CID:130480
Siegfried {191}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/10/1941
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:130510
Gala Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/1941
[Met Performance] CID:130620
Tannhäuser {322}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/1941
[Met Performance] CID:130800
Das Rheingold {86} Ring Cycle [70] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/7/1941
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:130920
Grand Sunday Night Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/16/1941
[Met Performance] CID:130960
Siegfried {193} Ring Cycle [70] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1941
Review
[Met Performance] CID:131100
Tristan und Isolde {291}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/1/1941
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:131200
Grand Sunday Night Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/9/1941
[Met Performance] CID:131370
Götterdämmerung {146}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/22/1941
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:131380
Grand Sunday Night Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/23/1941
[Met Performance] CID:132010
Tannhäuser {325}
American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 11/25/1941
Debut: Michael Arshansky, Alexis Dolinoff, Leon Varkas
Review
[Met Performance] CID:132210
Aida {446}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/1941
Debut: Paul Breisach
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:132580
Gala Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/1942
[Met Performance] CID:132700
Das Rheingold {87} Ring Cycle [71] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/1942
Debut: Osie Hawkins
[Met Performance] CID:132710
Aida {448}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/1942
[Met Performance] CID:132800
Lohengrin {448}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/29/1942
[Met Performance] CID:132850
Aida {449}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/2/1942
Review
[Met Performance] CID:132890
Siegfried {194} Ring Cycle [71] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/6/1942
Reviews
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:132930
Gala Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/8/1942
[Met Performance] CID:132940
Lohengrin {450}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/9/1942
[Met Performance] CID:133040
Lohengrin {451}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/1942
[Met Performance] CID:133090
Siegfried {195}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/21/1942
Review
[Met Performance] CID:133100
Götterdämmerung {149}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/1942
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:133170
Gala Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/1/1942
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:133250
Gala Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/8/1942
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:133330 
Grand Sunday Night Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/1942
[Met Performance] CID:134060
Aida {456}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/28/1942
Debuts: Alex Dunaeff, Jack Gansert, Cesare Sodero
Review
[Met Performance] CID:134160
New production
La Serva Padrona {5}
Salome {18}

Metropolitan Opera House; 12/9/1942
Debut: George Szell
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:134210
Tristan und Isolde {297}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/14/1942
[Met Performance] CID:134350
La Traviata: Act II, Scene 1
Salome {19}

Metropolitan Opera House; 12/28/1942
[Met Performance] CID:134460
Tannhäuser {332}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/7/1943
[Met Performance] CID:134530
La Serva Padrona {6}
Salome {20}

Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/1943
[Met Performance] CID:134690
Lohengrin {457}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/1943
[Met Performance] CID:134750
Tannhäuser {334}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/1/1943
[Met Performance] CID:134840
Das Rheingold {88} Ring Cycle [72] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/9/1943
[Met Performance] CID:134970
Die Walküre {331}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1943
[Met Performance] CID:135030
Die Walküre {332}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/1943
Broadcast
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:135050
Gala Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/1943
[Met Performance] CID:135070
Siegfried {196} Ring Cycle [72] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/2/1943
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:135100
Lohengrin {458}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1943
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:135220
Gala Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/1943
[Met Performance] CID:136090
Die Walküre {333}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/2/1943
[Met Performance] CID:136210
Die Walküre {335}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/13/1943
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:136270
Gala Sunday Night Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/19/1943
[Met Performance] CID:136440
Gianni Schicchi {36}
Salome {21}

Metropolitan Opera House; 01/6/1944
Debut: Anthony Statile, Ella Flesch
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:136570
Salome {22}
Gianni Schicchi {37}

American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 01/18/1944
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:136690
Gala Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/1944
[Met Performance] CID:136820
Gianni Schicchi {38}
Salome {23}

Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/1944
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:136920
Gala Program
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1944
[Met Performance] CID:137080
Tristan und Isolde {304}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/4/1944
[Met Performance] CID:137090
Gianni Schicchi {39}
Salome {24}

Metropolitan Opera House; 03/6/1944
[Met Performance] CID:137220
Das Rheingold {90} Ring Cycle [74]
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/18/1944
[Met Performance] CID:153020 
Tosca {290}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/1950
Review
[Met Performance] CID:155840
Das Rheingold {96} Ring Cycle [80]
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/1951
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:155960
Siegfried {213} Ring Cycle [79]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/7/1951
[Met Performance] CID:156000
Siegfried {214} Ring Cycle [80]
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/10/1951
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:156340
Siegfried {215}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/1951
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:196370
Martinelli Gala
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/20/1963
50th Anniversary of Giovanni Martinelli’s debut.
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:206150
Gala Farewell
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/16/1966
Last performance by the Metropolitan Opera in the opera house at Broadway and 39th Street.

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Karin Branzell (24 September 1891 – 15 December 1974) was a Swedish operatic contralto (sometimes described as a mezzo-soprano), who had a prominent career at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and in Europe. Her very wide range enabled her to sing both contralto roles and the occasional soprano role. She was particularly noted for her singing of the music of Richard Wagner, in roles such as Ortrud (Lohengrin), Venus (Tannhäuser), Erda (Das Rheingold and Siegfried), Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde), and Brunnhilde (Die Walküre). She was considered on a par with Margarete Klose and Kerstin Thorborg as a Wagnerian contralto.  Amneris (Aida), Dalila (Samson et Dalila), Herodias (Salome), and Clytemnestra (Elektra) were among her other renowned roles.

Karin Maria Branzell was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on 24 September 1891. She initially trained as an organist, and was engaged as assistant organist at the Hjorthagen Church in Stockholm from 1910 to 1913. She studied singing with Tekla Hofer and acting with Elisabeth Hjortberg in her native city. Her debut was at the Royal Theatre in Stockholm as Prince Sarvilaka in Eugen d’Albert’s Izeyl, in the 1912-13 season. That year she also sang Nancy in Martha and Amneris in Aida. Her other teachers were Anna Eugénie Schön-René (a pupil of Pauline Viardot),  Louis Bachner in Berlin, and Enrico Rosati in New York.

She sang at the Royal Theatre 1913-18, and at the Berlin State Opera from 1920 to 1934, where she created the role of the Nurse in the Berlin première of Die Frau ohne Schatten under the composer, Richard Strauss,  and was also heard as Azucena (Il trovatore), Laura (La Gioconda), Fides (Le prophète), Dalila (Samson et Dalila) and Carmen.  She also appeared at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden in 1935, 1937 and 1938. She sang there alongside Charles Kullman, Alexander Kipnis and Elisabeth Rethberg, as Konchakovna in a German-language version of Alexander Borodin’s Prince Igor, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham.

She first appeared at the Metropolitan Opera on 6 February 1924,  singing Fricka in Die Walküre,  and sang there every season until 1944. She returned for a farewell season in 1951, singing Erda in Rudolf Bing’s first Ring cycle She sang a total of 412 performances of 21 roles with the Met.  During one performance of Die Walküre (27 January 1925 ), Julia Claussen, the Brünnhilde (also a Contralto/Mezzo-Soprano), was unable to sing Act III, having come to “contralto grief” (i.e. strained her voice) on the high notes of the battle cry at the beginning of Act II.  Branzell, who was singing Fricka in the performance (the character appears only in Act II), returned to the stage as Brünnhilde and finished the opera.  Three of her students – Nell Rankin, Jean Madeira and Mignon Dunn – distinguished themselves at the Met.

Her other appearances included the Munich State Opera, the Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires, the Bayreuth Festival (1930–31), Florence, and San Francisco (1941).

In 1934-35, she sang the contralto role in the Philadelphia Orchestra’s first performance of Gustav Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, under Leopold Stokowski.

In 1936 she was appointed a singer to the Swedish Court (Hovsångerska), and was elected a member of the Swedish Academy of Music in 1937. On 17 February 1949, she and Ellen Faull sang in the first Chicagoperformance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 Resurrection, under Fritz Busch.

Karin Branzell sang the contralto/mezzo parts in all of Wagner’s operas, some of Verdi’s, as well as Herodias and Clytemnestra in Richard Strauss’s Salome and Elektra, the Kostelniczka in Leoš Janáček’s Jenůfa and Wilhelm Peterson-Berger’s Arnljot, and many other roles. She often sang with Lauritz Melchior, who became her lifelong friend and who considered her an unmatched Brangäne in Tristan and Isolde and an unforgettable Fricka and Ortrud.  She sang Venus to Melchior’s Tannhäuser at his Metropolitan Opera debut, and Brangäne with Melchior and Kirsten Flagstad in 1938.  Unlike Melchior, she defended Flagstad when she was accused of not speaking out about the Nazi occupation of Norway.

After retirement from the opera stage, Karin Branzell taught at the Juilliard School in New York,  and gave a number of lieder recitals.

She died in Altadena, California, on 15 December 1974,  aged 81. Her death was due to an embolism while recovering from a pelvic fracture.

 

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