Lotte Schone  (Pearl 0093)
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Lotte Schone  (Pearl 0093)
V0389. LOTTE SCHÖNE: Songs by Schubert & Rossini; Arias & Duets (w.Domgraf-Fassbänder, Hislop & Wittrisch) from Turandot, Eine Nacht in Venedig, Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme, Manon, Don Pasquale, Rigoletto, Ballo, Madama Butterfly, Così fan Tutte & Zauberflöte. (England) Pearl 0093, recorded 1927-31. Transfers by Roger Beardsley. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 727031009320


“Lotte Schöne was, judging by this 78 minutes, a spectacular lyric/coloratura soprano, with the temperament of a verismo singer and the ability to use her light voice in a way that also convinces in Puccini. She has personality to spare and can move with ease from the wit and sparkle of Norina’s conniving (in German, with Willi Domgraf-Fassbänder) to the tragedy of Butterfly’s death. Her two arias from MANON are alternately bubbly (the Gavotte), and sad and introspective (the ‘Adieu…’), while Liu’s two arias from TURANDOT are so beautifully done, with such gorgeous, floated high notes and genuine feeling, that you’ll never need to hear them sung by anyone else again. In two duets from A NIGHT IN VENICE she is joined by the equally stylish and charming Marcel Wittrisch and they offer a ‘how to’ in operetta manner. Her ‘Shepherd on the Rock’ is marred by a cut in the middle and an off-rhythm clamber near the close, but her ‘Ach ich fühls’ is as beautiful as possible to make up for it. In short, Schöne’s a great singer and she belongs in your collection.”

- Robert Levine,

"Lotte Schöne is one of those singers whose personality shines through the shellac: joyful, expressive, and bubbly. She was loved by audiences in Vienna, Salzburg, Berlin, Paris, and London. Lotte Schöne’s records are highly prized, especially her acoustic discs....Lotte Schöne confined herself to just two opera houses, admittedly the very best in the world in terms of musical quality: Vienna and Berlin. Her ambitions did not strive any further, and she did not have a worldwide career by any means. Hers was just a case of developing, from lighter to heavier (but never too heavy) roles, from light-hearted to deeply emotional: the way every singer’s growing and mellowing ought to be, (and was actually typical in those days) when singers stayed close to home. Such wisdom ought to have been rewarded by long, happy years of fulfillment. But - thus it also had to be in those days - history prevented what ought to have been.”

- André Tubeuf