V0940. TERESA STICH-RANDALL, w.Bohm, Moralt, Priestman, Somogyi, Maazel, Ristenpart, Sternberg & Anthony Bernard Cond.: Songs & Arias by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Strauss, Charpentier, Puccini & Verdi. (France) 4-Accord Mono / Stereo 476 8633, recorded 1954-67, Boxed Set. Final copy! - 28947686330
"Teresa Stich-Randall, an American soprano whose reputation was won and maintained in European opera houses, made her first appearances at the Vienna State Opera and the Salzburg Festival. After 1955, she was a frequent principal at summer events in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Noted for her clarity of voice and diction, Ms. Stich-Randall gravitated toward Mozart, Handel and Bach, repertory she recorded with conductors like Lorin Maazel, Hermann Scherchen, Felix Prohaska and Mogens Woldike. In 1947 in New York, she made her operatic debut as Henrietta M. in the premiere of Virgil Thomson's MOTHER OF US ALL and the next year took the title role in Otto Luening's EVANGELINE. Arturo Toscanini engaged her for performances with his NBC Symphony Orchestra in New York. Her Metropolitan Opera debut, in 1961, was as Fiordiligi in Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE. She remained on the Met roster until 1966. But Europe became the center of her activity, beginning in Florence in Weber's OBERON in 1951 followed by appearances at the Basel Opera in Switzerland."
- Bernard Holland, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 24 July, 2007