V1531. EIDÉ NORÉNA: Songs by Lie, Grieg & Verdi; Arias & Duets (w.Villabella & Micheletti) from The Creation (Haydn), Atalanta (Handel), Les Huguenots, Roméo, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Carmen, Le Coq d’Or, Rigoletto & Turandot. (Austria) Dutton CDBP 9793, recorded 1929-1938. Transfers by Michael J. Dutton. Long out-of-print, final copy! - 765387979324
“[Noréna’s] was a fine career, spanning over three decades, with appearances in many of the opera houses of the world. Her records sold in their thousands and the best of them vie with the finest of interpretations….She was a great favourite at the Opéra in Paris, at the Met and at Covent Garden…. Noréna would enjoy a fine career at Monte Carlo, returning there every season until 1938….”
- Larry Lustig, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2015
“In the 4th Act of [OTELLO] in which all the music is of such a remarkable intensity of melancholy sorrow and terror, Noréna finds, when singing the Prayer of Desdemona, a serenity without artifice, giving this passage an inner strength rarely attained.”
- RÉVIEW DES ARTS, Dept., 1931
"…the Norwegian lyric-coloratura soprano Eidé Noréna, whose career centered in Paris but who also sang at La Scala, Covent Garden, and the Metropolitan….was one of the last exponents of the Marchesi method; her clear, bright voice and impeccable technique are in evidence….her emphasis is on technical perfection, and her seamless legato, her excellent command of fioratura, and exemplary breath control are always in evidence…Recommended to all lovers of the true bel canto tradition."
- Bob Rose, FANFARE, Nov./Dec., 1998