Elektra (Leopold Ludwig;  Gladys Kuchta, Ingrid Bjoner, Regina Resnik, Hans Sotin, Inge Borkh, Siv Ericsdotter, Martha Modl)  (2-Ponto 1020)
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Elektra (Leopold Ludwig;  Gladys Kuchta, Ingrid Bjoner, Regina Resnik, Hans Sotin, Inge Borkh, Siv Ericsdotter, Martha Modl)  (2-Ponto 1020)
OP3427. ELEKTRA, Live Performance, 1969, Hamburg, w.Ludwig Cond. Philharmonisches Staatsorchester; Gladys Kuchta, Ingrid Bjöner, Regina Resnik, Hans Sotin, Helmut Melchert, etc.; ELEKTRA – Excerpts, Live Performance, 1965, w.Dorati Cond. Rome Opera Ensemble, w. Inge Borkh, Siv Ericsdotter & Martha Mödl. (Czech Republic) 2-Ponto 1020. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 8717202250202

CRITIC REVIEWS:

“Potentially big news was the Metropolitan debut of Gladys Kuchta, young American soprano who has been having much success in Europe in the role of Chrysothemis. It is difficult to get the full picture of a new singer from Chrysothemis since it is not a sustained part nor a fully developed characterization, and it is pale dramatically beside the other two women. But with the wide range, the power of penetration of a thick orchestral fabric, and with the frequently glorious tones at the top, this seems to be a voice ideal for Isolde and other Wagnerian heroines. Time and further hearing will tell.”

- Ronald Eyer, THE HERALD TRIBUNE, 1961





“The career of American soprano Gladys Kuchta probably would have been a lot more sensational had it not been for one thing, Birgit Nilsson. Blessed with a voice uncannily like that of La Nilsson, Gladys Kuchta also shared much of the same repertoire, notably the Wagner heroines, Aida, Elektra Turandot. As a result she was overshadowed by her more famous rival.”

- Blair Parkinson