V0220. ELINOR ROSS, w. Cossotto, Barioni, del Monaco, Domingo & Tucker; Molinari-Pradelli, Fournier, Moresco, Camozzo, Kurt Adler, Perlea, Rossi, Gracis, Guadagno, Cillario, Henry Lewis & Kruger Cond.: Arias & Scenes from Alzira, Turandot, Tosca, Norma, La Gioconda, Andrea Chénier, Macbeth, Il Trovatore, Forza, Aida, Don Carlos, Ballo, Cavalleria & La Damnation de Faust; w.Richard Woitach (Pf.): Porgy and Bess - Summertime. 2-Bayadiva (unnumbered Private Issue), Live Performances, 1963-96, Carnegie Hall, Met Opera, Philadelphia Grand Opera, Teatro Colon, Teatro la Fenice, Teatro Comunale, Cincinnati Summer Opera & Fort Worth Opera. [These wonderful live performances are in remarkably excellent sound, often from in-house lines; w.complete documentation, plus notes by Brian Kellow, Opera News. A treasured issue of this glorious American Soprano. At last we hear a 'Casta Diva' correctly, and beautifully, sung!] Final sealed copy!
“Elinor Ross consistently sang with beautiful, warm, unforced tone, and a keen understanding of what she was singing. Her voice was sizeable and plush, but it also moved beautifully….Ar her peak, competition for the leading soprano roles in the Italian repertoire was fierce….She didn’t benefit from a major recording contract, so the opera lover curious about what she did and how she did it must seek out pirate recordings….Her ‘Casta Diva’ is one of the best performances of this aria I ever heard.”
- Brian Kellow, OPERA NEWS
"Elinor Ross is a dramatic soprano particularly associated with the Italian repertory. She made her debut with the Cincinnati Opera in 1958, as Leonora in IL TROVATORE, opposite Jussi Bjorling, Giulietta Simionato and Ettore Bastianini. She went on singing at the opera houses of Boston, Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, San Francisco, New Orleans, Houston, Hartford, etc. In 1968, she appeared at Carnegie Hall in the American premiere of Verdi's ALZIRA, and made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1970, in the title role of Puccini's TURANDOT. Ross also enjoyed a successful international career, appearing at La Scala in Milan, La Fenice in Venice, the opera houses of Bologna, Palermo, Florence, Verona, the Vienna State Opera, the Berlin State Opera, the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, etc. Her repertoire included roles such as Abigaille, Lady Macbeth, Amelia, Leonora, Elisabetta, Aida, Gioconda, Santuzza, Maddalena, Tosca, Donna Anna, Medea, Norma, etc. Ross was forced into retirement in 1979 due to illness."