Sena Jurinac impressive soprano 1921 – 2011

Sena Jurinac impressive soprano 1921 - 2011

Sena Jurinac the famous Yugoslav-Austrian soprano, actual name was Srebrenka. Her father was a Croatian doctor, her mother Viennese. She showed early signs of a musical talent and studied at the Zagreb Academy of Music, and also with Milka Kostrennin (the teacher of Zinka Milanov).

Sena Jurinac impressive soprano 1921 – 2011

Born: October 24, 1921 – Travnik, Bosnia (Yugoslavia)
Died: November 22, 2011 – near Augsburg, Germany

Sena Jurinac made her debut as Mimì at Zagreb in 1942. In the following two years she sang the Countess, Freia, Isabella in Werner Egk’s premiere Columbus as well as in Yugoslavian operas. In 1944 (she was by then only 23 years old) she was contracted to the Vienna State Opera by Karl Böhm. Because of the War she was not able to sing until 1946 there (her first role was Cherubino). In the first year at the Staatsoper she had to sing more than 150 performances a year (far too much for a young singer).

In the autumn of that year Sena Jurinac came to London with the Vienna ensemble, singing Dorabella, the part she took with the Glyndebourne Opera at the Edinburgh Festival, where Fritz Busch became her mentor, and where she sang regularly for many years. She quickly established as one of the most admired members of the “Wiener Ensemble” (which included Irmgard Seefried, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig, Lisa della Casa, Anton Dermota, Erich Kunz and others). In 1950 she appeared as Fiordiligi at Glyndebourne, to be followed by Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, Ilia, the Countess and Cherubino (one of her greatest creations).

At the Salzburg Festival Sena Jurinac sang Dorabella, Cherubino and Amor, Eurydike, Marzelline, Elisabetta and Octavian (another highlight role). She performed the Countess in 1962 and the Composer in 1964. Regular appearances included performances at Covent Garden. In 1960 she sang an ardent and impassioned Octavian at the re-opened Festspielhaus at Salzburg opposite Lisa della Casa. Under the guidance of Herbert von Karajan she began to sing heavier roles: Desdemona, Leonora in La Forza del Destino, Elisabetta, Marina, Tosca, Butterfly, Jenufa, Iphigenia and even Leonore.

Sena Jurinac said farewell to the operatic stage as Marschallin at the Vienna State Opera in 1983 but continued to give recitals. She has been a sought-after singing coach for many years in Europe and the USA.

Glyndebourne Operafestival

Performances

Dorabella / Cosi Fan Tutte, 23 August 1949 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Dorabella / Cosi Fan Tutte, 25 August 1949 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Dorabella / Cosi Fan Tutte, 27 August 1949 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Dorabella / Cosi Fan Tutte, 30 August 1949 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Dorabella / Cosi Fan Tutte, 02 September 1949 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Dorabella / Cosi Fan Tutte, 07 September 1949 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Dorabella / Cosi Fan Tutte, 09 September 1949 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 07 July 1950 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 09 July 1950 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 13 July 1950 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 15 July 1950 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 19 July 1950 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 21 July 1950 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 23 July 1950 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Cherubino / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 22 August 1950 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Cherubino / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 24 August 1950 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Cherubino / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 26 August 1950 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Cherubino / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 28 August 1950 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Cherubino / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 30 August 1950 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Cherubino / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 01 September 1950 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Cherubino / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 05 September 1950 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Cherubino / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 07 September 1950 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Cherubino / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 09 September 1950 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 20 June 1951 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 22 June 1951 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 24 June 1951 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi fan tutte, 27 June 1951 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 28 June 1951 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi fan tutte, 30 June 1951 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi fan tutte, 05 July 1951 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 06 July 1951 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi fan tutte, 08 July 1951 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 14 July 1951 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi fan tutte, 18 July 1951 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi fan tutte, 20 July 1951 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi fan tutte, 23 July 1951 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 15 June 1952 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 19 June 1952 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 21 June 1952 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 25 June 1952 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 27 June 1952 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 29 June 1952 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 03 July 1952 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 05 July 1952 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 16 July 1952 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 18 July 1952 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 20 July 1952 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 24 June 1953 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 26 June 1953 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 28 June 1953 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 01 July 1953 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 09 July 1953 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 11 July 1953 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 15 July 1953 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 17 July 1953 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 18 July 1953 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 19 July 1953 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 21 July 1953 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 23 July 1953 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 24 July 1953 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 01 September 1953 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 03 September 1953 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 05 September 1953 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 07 September 1953 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 09 September 1953 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Ilia / Idomeneo, 11 September 1953 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 25 June 1954 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 27 June 1954 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 30 June 1954 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 04 July 1954 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni, 07 July 1954 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni, 09 July 1954 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni, 11 July 1954 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni, 14 July 1954 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 16 July 1954 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni, 17 July 1954 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 19 July 1954 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni, 21 July 1954 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni, 23 July 1954 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni, 25 July 1954 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni, 27 July 1954 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni, 29 July 1954 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 24 August 1954 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 26 August 1954 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 28 August 1954 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 31 August 1954 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 02 September 1954 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 03 September 1954 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 06 September 1954 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 08 September 1954 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 09 September 1954 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Composer / Ariadne Auf Naxos 2nd, 10 September 1954 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 11 September 1954 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Countess Almaviva / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 08 June 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Countess Almaviva / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 10 June 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Countess Almaviva / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 12 June 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Countess Almaviva / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 16 June 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Countess Almaviva / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 18 June 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 23 June 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Countess Almaviva / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 24 June 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Countess Almaviva / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 26 June 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 28 June 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 30 June 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Countess Almaviva / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 02 July 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 06 July 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Countess Almaviva / Le Nozze Di Figaro, 07 July 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 09 July 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 13 July 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 15 July 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 17 July 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 21 July 1955 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Leonora / La Forza Del Destino, 30 August 1955 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Leonora / La Forza Del Destino, 01 September 1955 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Leonora / La Forza Del Destino, 03 September 1955 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Leonora / La Forza Del Destino, 05 September 1955 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Leonora / La Forza Del Destino, 08 September 1955 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Leonora / La Forza Del Destino, 10 September 1955 at Kings Theatre, Edinburgh view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 05 July 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 08 July 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 11 July 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 13 July 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 15 July 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 21 July 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 26 July 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 28 July 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 29 July 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 31 July 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 01 August 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 02 August 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 08 August 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 10 August 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 12 August 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 14 August 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni, 16 August 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Fiordiligi / Cosi Fan Tutte, 16 August 1956 at Glyndebourne view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 11 September 1956 at Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 13 September 1956 at Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 18 September 1956 at Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool view performance details

Donna Anna / Don Giovanni, 20 September 1956 at Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool view performance details

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