Recital (CD) – Irene Dalis

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Recital (CD) – Irene Dalis

Composers: Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Georges Bizet, Giuseppe Giordani, George Frideric Handel, Camille Saint-Saëns
Artist: Irene Dalis
Label: Profil – G Haenssler
CD Release Date: November 3, 2017

Despite her modest discography, American mezzo-soprano Irene Dalis was a singer of global renown. She played the Nurse in the American premiere of Richard Strauss’s opera Die Frau ohne Schatten in San Francisco in 1959 and did the same at the British premiere in London in 1966. Her stage career continued until 1977, and she subsequently taught singing at her own studio. An “Honored Citizen of the City of San Jose,” Dalis started to direct the city’s opera company in 1984 and continued to do so for 30 years.

Since the two studio recordings reissued here are all that remains of her heyday as a singer – this recital, which was first released in 1960 (with the tracks in a different order), and the rare medley of Carmen pieces – they are to be treasured all the more. The remastering studio was able to eliminate nearly all the distortions on the original LPs. This sole surviving recital by Dalis is highly coveted among collectors and music-lovers after decades of searching and is thus, alongside the Carmen medley, a valuable account of a great artist who can now be heard again.



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