Lucia Popp

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Lucia Popp (born Lucia Poppová; 12 November 1939 – 16 November 1993) was a Slovak operatic soprano. She began her career as a soubrette soprano, and later moved into the light-lyric and lyric coloratura soprano repertoire and then the lighter Richard Strauss and Wagner operas. Her career included performances at Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, and La Scala. Popp was also a highly regarded recitalist and lieder singer.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1983 Symphony No. 4 in G major Mahler; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt, Lucia Popp 3
1983 Die Zauberflote(Highlights) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Bernard Haitink, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Lucia Popp 1
1986 Requiem Gabriel Fauré; Lucia Popp, Simon Estes, Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis 1
1993 The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Volume 17: Schubert in 1816 Franz Schubert; Lucia Popp, Graham Johnson 1
1997 Symphony No. 4 / “Adagietto” from Symphony No. 5 Gustav Mahler; The London Philharmonic, Lucia Popp, Klaus Tennstedt 2
2009 Der Rosenkavalier Strauss; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein, Christa Ludwig, Gwyneth Jones, Lucia Popp, Walter Berry, Plácido Domingo 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1984 Der Messias Compilation Georg Friedrich Händel; Neville Marriner, Lucia Popp, Brigitte Fassbaender, Robert Gambill, Robert Holl, Südfunkchor & Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Stuttgart 1
2003 The very best of Lucia Popp Compilation Lucia Popp 1
2014 BBC Music, Volume 22, Number 12: The Great Sopranos Compilation Maria Callas, Lucia Popp, Elisabeth Söderström 1
Fauré: Requiem op. 48 / Duruflé: Requiem op. 9 Compilation Gabriel Fauré / Maurice Duruflé; Kiri Te Kanawa, Lucia Popp, Siegmund Nimsgern, The Ambrosian Singers, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1989 Symphonie Nr. 5 (1988 live recording) Live Mahler; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt, Lucia Popp 1

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