Pilar Lorengar spansk sopran 1928 -1996

Pilar Lorengar spansk sopran 1928 -1996

Pilar Lorengar debuterade 1949 som mezzosopran men fick rösten omlagd. Hon uppträdde runt om i Spanien och var också gäst i Paris och London innan hon 1959 knöts till Städtische Oper i Berlin, där hon ingick i ensemblen ända tills hon drog sig tillbaka 1991. Hon sjöng bl.a. Ilia i Idomeneo och Pamina i Trollflöjten i Salzburg och från 1964 en rad partier som gäst på Covent Garden. Hon debuterade 1966 på Metropolitan.

Pilar Lorengar spansk sopran 1928 -1996

Though internationally her career was somewhat overshadowed by the other lyric sopranos of her day, perhaps due to an often understated presentation, her silvery voice, not large but focused enough to carry through even a Verdi and light Wagner orchestra, and her charm, winsome but not overly kittenish, made her a favorite in many European houses, particularly in Germany.

She studied music at the Barcelona Conservatory, and like many Spanish singers, she began her career in zarzuela, making her stage debut (as a mezzo) in 1949. While she left the zarzuela stage fairly soon, she maintained her ties to that genre, and throughout her career often recorded or performed zarzuela music in recitals. Her classical debut was in Barcelona in 1952, as a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth. Her operatic debut was as Cherubino in 1955 at Aix-en-Provence. She also made her Covent Garden debut that year as Violetta in La traviata, and her Glyndebourne debut the next year as Pamina in The Magic Flute.

In 1958, she first appeared at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, beginning an association that lasted over 30 years. She was one of the most beloved artists at that house, and was awarded the title of Kammersangerin after just five years there, in 1963. She made her Salzburg Festival debut in 1961, in Idomeneo, and her Metropolitan Opera debut not until 1966, as Donna Elvira.

Early in her career she focused on the lighter lyric roles, especially Mozart, but as she matured vocally, she was able to add considerably heavier roles, including Eva in Der Meistersinger and Elizabeth in Verdi’s Don Carlo without taxing her voice beyond its resources. She made relatively few recordings, but among those, her Violetta in La traviata (London 443 000-2) is one of the few that captures the elegance and style of the famous courtesan as well as the feverishness of her doomed love affair.

Metropolitan opera

[Met Performance] CID:205390
Don Giovanni {255}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/1966
Debut: Pilar Lorengar
Review
[Met Performance] CID:205420
Don Giovanni {256}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/14/1966
[Met Performance] CID:205450
Falstaff {92}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/1966
Review
[Met Performance] CID:205490
Don Giovanni {257}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/21/1966
[Met Performance] CID:205510
Falstaff {93}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/1966
[Met Performance] CID:205640
Falstaff {94}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/5/1966
Review
[Met Performance] CID:205660
Don Giovanni {258}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/8/1966
[Met Performance] CID:205670 
Falstaff {95}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/9/1966
Debut: Thomas Stewart
Review
[Met Performance] CID:205760
Don Giovanni {259}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/1966
[Met Performance] CID:209030
Don Giovanni {270}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/4/1967
Review
[Met Performance] CID:209080
Don Giovanni {271}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/9/1967
[Met Performance] CID:209110
Don Giovanni {272}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/1967
Review
[Met Performance] CID:209160
Don Giovanni {273}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/1967
[Met Performance] CID:209270
Don Giovanni {274}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/1967
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:209500 
New production
Die Zauberflöte {146}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/1967
Debuts: Lucia Popp, Kevin Leftwich, Peter Herzberg, John Bogard, Josef Krips, Marc Chagall
Review
[Met Performance] CID:209550
Die Zauberflöte {147}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/24/1967
[Met Performance] CID:209670
Die Zauberflöte {150}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/8/1967
[Met Performance] CID:209720
Die Zauberflöte {151}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/13/1967
[Met Performance] CID:209750
Die Zauberflöte {152}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/16/1967
[Met Performance] CID:209800
Die Zauberflöte {154}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/20/1967
[Met Performance] CID:209830
Die Zauberflöte {156}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/22/1967
[Met Performance] CID:209970
Die Zauberflöte {160}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/1/1967
[Met Performance] CID:210720
Die Zauberflöte {164}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/22/1967
[Met Performance] CID:212230
Le Nozze di Figaro {211}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/11/1967
Debut: Tom Krause, Teresa Berganza, Nikolaus Lehnhoff
[Met Performance] CID:212250
La Traviata {533}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/13/1967
[Met Performance] CID:212290
Le Nozze di Figaro {213}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/17/1967
[Met Performance] CID:212320
Die Zauberflöte {169}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/20/1967
[Met Performance] CID:212350
Le Nozze di Figaro {214}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/23/1967
[Met Performance] CID:212410
Falstaff {102}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/28/1967
[Met Performance] CID:212440
La Traviata {535}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/1/1967
[Met Performance] CID:212460
Le Nozze di Figaro {216}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/3/1967
[Met Performance] CID:212510
La Traviata {536}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/8/1967
[Met Performance] CID:212530
Falstaff {103}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/10/1967
[Met Performance] CID:212660
Le Nozze di Figaro {219}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/23/1967
[Met Performance] CID:212770
Falstaff {106}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/4/1967
[Met Performance] CID:212850
Die Zauberflöte {172}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/1967
Debut: David Johnson
[Met Performance] CID:212910
Die Zauberflöte {173}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/18/1967
[Met Performance] CID:212980
Die Zauberflöte {174}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/25/1967
Debut: Peter Schreier
[Met Performance] CID:213110 Opera News
Die Zauberflöte {175}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/6/1968
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:214280
Le Nozze di Figaro {223}
War Memorial Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/25/1968
[Met Performance] CID:214350
Madama Butterfly {484}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 05/2/1968
[Met Performance] CID:214370
Le Nozze di Figaro {224}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 05/4/1968
[Met Performance] CID:214420
Le Nozze di Figaro {225}
Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/9/1968
[Met Performance] CID:214440
Madama Butterfly {485}
Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/11/1968
[Met Performance] CID:214490
Le Nozze di Figaro {226}
Northrup Memorial Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/16/1968
[Met Performance] CID:214540
Le Nozze di Figaro {227}
Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan; 05/21/1968
[Met Performance] CID:214640
Le Nozze di Figaro {228}
Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 05/31/1968
[Met Performance] CID:217070
Faust {618}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/30/1968
[Met Performance] CID:217110
Faust {619}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/3/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217140
Madama Butterfly {489}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/6/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217160
Faust {620}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/8/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217200
Faust {621}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217220
Faust {622}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217260 Opera News
Faust {623}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/1969
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:217300
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {339}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217460
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {341}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/7/1969
Debut: Theo Adam
[Met Performance] CID:217490
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {342}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/10/1969
[Met Performance] CID:217520
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {343}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/13/1969
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:217550
Gala Performance
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/15/1969
[Met Performance] CID:220000
Aida {762}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/1969
Opening Night {85}
Rudolf Bing, General Manager
The opening of the 1969-70 season was delayed and the season nearly cancelled due to prolonged labor-management negotiations
Review
[Met Performance] CID:221250
Die Zauberflöte {183}
Hynes Civic Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/25/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221270
La Traviata {560}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 04/28/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221310
Die Zauberflöte {184}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 05/2/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221390
Die Zauberflöte {185}
Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/9/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221430
Die Zauberflöte {186}
State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Texas; 05/14/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221500
La Traviata {562}
Northrup Memorial Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/21/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221530
Die Zauberflöte {187}
Northrup Memorial Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/23/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221550
La Traviata {563}
Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan; 05/26/1970
Review
[Met Performance] CID:221600
Die Zauberflöte {188}
Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan; 05/30/1970
Debut: Carol Wilcox
[Met Performance] CID:221630
La Traviata {564}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/3/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221670
Turandot {107}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/6/1970
Debut: Elinor Ross
Review
[Met Performance] CID:221690
Carmen {655}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/9/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221720
Le Nozze di Figaro {234}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/12/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221750
Carmen {656}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/15/1970
[Met Performance] CID:221880
Le Nozze di Figaro {235}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/27/1970
[Met Performance] CID:223020
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {112}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/16/1970
Debut: Serge Baudo
Review
[Met Performance] CID:223070
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {113}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/21/1970
[Met Performance] CID:223120
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {114}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/26/1970
[Met Performance] CID:223180
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {115}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/2/1970
[Met Performance] CID:223220
Les Contes d’Hoffmann {116}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/6/1970
[Met Performance] CID:223480
La Traviata {572}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/31/1970
Robert Merrill’s 25th Anniversary
Review
[Met Performance] CID:225150
Madama Butterfly {509}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/10/1971
Debut: Fawayne Murphy
[Met Performance] CID:225190
Madama Butterfly {510}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/1971
[Met Performance] CID:225220
Madama Butterfly {511}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/17/1971
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:225260
Madama Butterfly {512}
Hynes Civic Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/21/1971
[Met Performance] CID:225270
Carmen {670}
Hynes Civic Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts; 04/22/1971
[Met Performance] CID:225360
Madama Butterfly {513}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 05/1/1971
[Met Performance] CID:225430
Madama Butterfly {514}
Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/8/1971
[Met Performance] CID:225480
Carmen {673}
State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Texas; 05/13/1971
[Met Performance] CID:225540
Carmen {674}
Northrup Memorial Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/19/1971
[Met Performance] CID:225640
Madama Butterfly {516}
Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan; 05/29/1971
[Met Performance] CID:227080   
New Production
Der Freischütz {22}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/28/1971
Debuts: Gerd Feldhoff, Elyssa Lindner, Rudolf Heinrich, Michael Ebert
Review
[Met Performance] CID:227150
Der Freischütz {23}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/5/1971
[Met Performance] CID:227230
Der Freischütz {24}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/13/1971
[Met Performance] CID:227280
Der Freischütz {25}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/18/1971
[Met Performance] CID:227320
Der Freischütz {26}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/22/1971
[Met Performance] CID:227390
Der Freischütz {27}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/28/1971
[Met Performance] CID:227990
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {344}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/1971
Debut: Benno Kusche
Review
[Met Performance] CID:228060
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {345}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/3/1972
[Met Performance] CID:228130
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {346}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/10/1972
[Met Performance] CID:228180  Opera News
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {347}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/15/1972
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:228260
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {348}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/1972
[Met Performance] CID:228300
Le Nozze di Figaro {236}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/1972
Debut: Betsy Norden
[Met Performance] CID:228340
Le Nozze di Figaro {237}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/31/1972
[Met Performance] CID:228380
Le Nozze di Figaro {238}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/4/1972
[Met Performance] CID:228430
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {351}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/9/1972
[Met Performance] CID:228470
Le Nozze di Figaro {239}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/1972
[Met Performance] CID:228490
Le Nozze di Figaro {240}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/15/1972
[Met Performance] CID:228550
Le Nozze di Figaro {241}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/21/1972
[Met Performance] CID:229050
Der Freischütz {28}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/8/1972
[Met Performance] CID:229120  Opera News
Der Freischütz {29}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/15/1972
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:229170
Der Freischütz {30}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/19/1972
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:229210  Review
Gala Performance Honoring Sir Rudolf Bing
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/22/1972
Telecast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:232220
La Bohème {740}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/16/1973
[Met Performance] CID:232260
La Bohème {741}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/20/1973
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:232300
La Traviata {596}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/24/1973
[Met Performance] CID:232340
La Bohème {742}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/27/1973
[Met Performance] CID:232380
La Bohème {743}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/1/1973
[Met Performance] CID:232450
Madama Butterfly {525}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/8/1973
[Met Performance] CID:232570
Don Giovanni {309}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/1973
[Met Performance] CID:232830 Opera News 1 Opera News
Don Giovanni {310}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/3/1973
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:233010
Don Giovanni {311}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/10/1973
[Met Performance] CID:233960
Otello {210}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/8/1973
[Met Performance] CID:234050
Otello {211}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/16/1973
[Met Performance] CID:234080
Otello {212}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/20/1973
[Met Performance] CID:234120
La Bohème {745}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/23/1973
[Met Performance] CID:237660
Madama Butterfly {552}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/1/1974
[Met Performance] CID:237700
Madama Butterfly {553}
Metropolitan Opera House; 06/6/1974
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:240700
Gala Performance
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/1/1975
[Met Performance] CID:247260
New Production
Lohengrin {552}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/4/1976
Debut: René Kollo
Reviews
[Met Performance] CID:247300
Lohengrin {553}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/8/1976
[Met Performance] CID:247350
Lohengrin {554}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/13/1976
[Met Performance] CID:247400
Lohengrin {555}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/17/1976
[Met Performance] CID:247440
Lohengrin {556}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/20/1976
[Met Performance] CID:247470
Lohengrin {557}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/23/1976
[Met Performance] CID:247500
Lohengrin {558}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/26/1976
[Met Performance] CID:247540
Lohengrin {559}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/1976
[Met Performance] CID:247580  Opera News
Lohengrin {560}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/4/1976
Broadcast
Review
[Met Performance] CID:248950
Lohengrin {561}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/14/1977
[Met Performance] CID:249000
La Bohème {797}
Boston, Massachusetts; 04/19/1977
[Met Performance] CID:249030
Lohengrin {562}
Boston, Massachusetts; 04/22/1977
[Met Performance] CID:249100
Lohengrin {563}
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio; 04/29/1977
[Met Performance] CID:249140
La Bohème {799}
Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/3/1977
[Met Performance] CID:249170
Lohengrin {564}
Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, Georgia; 05/6/1977
[Met Performance] CID:249200
La Bohème {800}
Dixon-Myers Hall, Memphis, Tennessee; 05/9/1977
[Met Performance] CID:249240
Lohengrin {565}
State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Texas; 05/13/1977
[Met Performance] CID:249280
Lohengrin {566}
Minneapolis, Minnesota; 05/17/1977
[Met Performance] CID:267610
Così Fan Tutte {88}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267630
Così Fan Tutte {89}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267680  Opera News
Così Fan Tutte {90}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/1982
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:267730
Così Fan Tutte {91}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/1/1982
[Met Performance] CID:267760
Così Fan Tutte {92}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/4/1982
[Met Performance] CID:326010
The Bartered Bride {76}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/1/1996
Debut: Timothy Nolen
Review
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:351407
A Mozart Celebration
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/2006
Broadcast

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