Margherita Perras;   Walther Ludwig;  Gerhard Husch     (Preiser 89587)
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Margherita Perras;   Walther Ludwig;  Gerhard Husch     (Preiser 89587)
V0196. Margherita Perras: Songs by Bach-Gounod & Verdi; Arias from Il Pensieroso, Entführung, Nozze, Marta, Mignon, La Traviata, Tosca, Madama Butterfly & Manzoni Requiem; Duet (w.Walther Ludwig) from Carmen; Duets (w.Gerhard Hüsch) from Don Giovanni & Zauberflöte. (Austria) Preiser 89587, recorded 1935-37. - 717281895873

CRITIC REVIEW:

“Margherita Perras studied at the Salonica State Conservatory and then at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik; where, in 1927, she caught the attention of Bruno Walter who heard her Norina, engaging her for the Städtische Oper. She appeared as Nuri in Eugen d'Albert's TIEFLAND and as Cupid in Gluck's ORFEO ED EURIDICE (and sang the title rôle in the Berlin première of Paul Graener's HANNELES HIMMELFAHRT). She later moved to the Berlin Staatsoper, having toured in Spain, Argentina and Brazil. In 1935 she was engaged by the Vienna Staatsoper and was highly praised as Mozart's Konstanze under Felix Weingartner. She repeated the rôle in Salzburg (1935) and at Glyndebourne (1937), and had further successes as the Queen of Night, Susanna, Pamina and other Mozart roles. In 1936 she sang Gilda at Covent Garden. Having married in 1943, she settled in Zürich, and until 1944 appeared only in recitals, but returned to the operatic stage for the 1946-47 season in Vienna. Her firm, well-schooled voice possessed a gently glowing tone colour.”

-Ned Ludd