V0908. NATALIA SHPILLER: Arias from Dubrovsky, Guillaume Tell, Faust, Otello, Madama Butterfly, Pagliacci, L’Enfant Prodigue, Ivan Susanin, Demon, The Enchantress, Iolanthe, Christmas Eve & Nal and Damayanti. (Austria) Preiser 89628, recorded 1938-48. [A most appealing, sensitive recital from a sadly neglected artist of the first order!] Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 717281896283
"Natalia Shpiller sang at the Bolshoi between 1935 and 1958. She and Kruglikova were competitors in a series of roles. While Kruglikova had the more fragile and fresh-sounding voice, Shpiller had the more robust voice with greater dramatic reserves, also capable of an intensely lyrical performance. It was rare for Shpiller to make a guest appearance beyond the Iron Curtain and possible only with Stalin's immediate support, such as in 1945 when she sang the title role of Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY in Vienna."
- Kurt Malisch, Preiser's VOICES BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN