Rosalind Elias (mezzo-soprano)

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Rosalind Elias (March 13, 1930 – May 3, 2020) was an American mezzo-soprano who enjoyed a long and distinguished career at the Metropolitan Opera. She was best known for creating the role of Erika in Samuel Barber's Vanessa in 1958.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1958Madama Butterfly (1957 studio cast)Puccini; Anna Moffo, Cesare Valletti, Rosalind Elias, Fernando Corena, Renato Cesari, Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus, Erich Leinsdorf59
1963Madama Butterfly (1962 studio cast)Giacomo Puccini; Leontyne Price, Richard Tucker, Philip Maero, Rosalind Elias, Orchestra della RCA Italiana, Coro della RCA Italiana, Erich Leinsdorf6
1964Rigoletto (1963 studio cast)Giuseppe Verdi; Robert Merrill, Anna Moffo, Alfredo Kraus, Rosalind Elias, Ezio Flagello, Coro e Orchestra della RCA Italiana, Sir Georg Solti5
1990VanessaBarber; Eleanor Steber, Nicolai Gedda, Rosalind Elias, Giorgio Tozzi, Regina Resnik, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus1
1995Requiem / Quattro pezzi sacriVerdi; Price, Elias, Björling, Tozzi, Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Wien, Wiener Philharmoniker, Fritz Reiner52
2016Alexander NevskyProkofiev; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Rosalind Elias1

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2000Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky / Khachaturian: Violin ConcertoProkofiev, Khachaturian; Elias, Chicago Symphony, Reiner, Kogan, Symphony Orchestra, Monteux1

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