Rosette Anday

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Rosette Anday

Birth
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Death 22 Dec 1977 (aged 74)
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Burial Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Memorial ID 66588260 · View Source
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Opera Singer. A leading contralto of mid-20th Century Europe, she was one of the youngest ladies ever to be designated "kammersangerin", a German honorific title for distinguished singers. Raised in Budapest, she studied both violin and voice at that city's conservatory. Rosette received her break when she was heard by the Vienna State Opera's director and was signed for her September 23, 1921, debut as the title 'heroine' of George Bizet's "Carmen". After bowing in a major role she had the good sense to refine her craft in smaller ones such as Cherubino in Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" but was soon singing most of the mezzo soprano repertory including Amneris in Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida", Azucena from the same composer's "Il Trovatore", several Wagnerian parts including Fricka, Erda, and Waltraute from "The Ring" and Brangane in "Tristan und Isolde", Laura in Ponchielli's "La Gioconda", Klytemnestra from Richard Strauss' "Elektra", and the seductress Dalila in Camille Saint-Saens' "Samson et Dalila". Calling upon her early training Rosette was even able to play the violin solo in Pietro Mascagni's "L'amico Fritz" herself. A busy oratorio and recital singer, she was on one occasion accompanied by Richard Strauss at the piano and was an early champion of Gustav Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" performing the work throughout Europe with such noted conductors as Bruno Walter and Oskar Fried. Though the Vienna State Opera was to be her main base she toured extensively on both sides of the Atlantic and retired following a 1961 Vienna performance as Klytemnestra. Rosette lived out her days on a Pressbaum street named for, teaching voice; it remains uncertain whether she died in that city or in Vienna. Most of her recorded legacy has been preserved on CD.

Bio by: Bob Hufford


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  • Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
  • Added: 6 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66588260
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rosette Anday (12 Dec 1903–22 Dec 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66588260, citing Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria ; Maintained by Find A Grave .