LISA DELLA CASA 100 Years Anniversary
Lisa della Casa was born 100 years ago.
She is one of the greatest lyrical sopranos of the 20th century and will always be remembered for her portrayal of Strauss and Mozart roles.
Her Arabella has never been surpassed! Just watch here:
Lisa della Casa was the first singer who gave me a totally unforgettable performance and got me hooked on opera for ever.
This was the performance of Arabella at Wiener Staatsoper on December 10, 1970. I can still hear “Aber der Richtige, …” deeply etched in my memory. And the duet with Anneliese Rothenberg was heavenly, as well as the final scene.
I have heard many great sopranos in Arabella since, but no one could even come near Lisa della Casa.
Read about Lisa dell Casa’s career and her sometimes difficult life at Wikipedia
Here is a generous playlist of video clips with her
Watch the Arabella full opera performance with Lisa della Casa:
Arabella Munich 1963 Della Casa Fischer-Dieskau Rothenberger