V0319. SIGRID ONÉGIN: Alto Rhapsodie (Brahms); Arias from Orfeo, Lucrezia Borgia, La Favorita, Les Huguenots, Le Prophète, Don Carlos, Carmen & Samson et Dalila. (Austria) Preiser 89027, recorded 1927-29. Long out-of-print, Final Copy!
"Here is near perfection in singing. The voice, of lovely quality, is used with almost instrumental precision: like a well-bowed cello, seamless throughout a great range from lowest contralto to top C. The coloratura is executed with flawless accuracy and considerable ease, the technique well-nigh impeccable. What more can one ask of a great singer?"
- Larry Lustig, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 1990
“When I listen to Sigrid Onégin, I am reminded of the stories of Maria Malibran and Pauline Viardot, those fabulous daughters of Manuel Garcia, with their three octaves of scales and their ability to encompass any role....Mme Onégin's illimitable voice achieves the prodigious peculiarity of seeming to be both a contralto and a soprano, and its astonishing flexibility (who since Melba and Tetrazzini has displayed such a trill?) places the most florid music easily within her scope."
- Pitts Sanborn