Kerstin Thorborg

Kerstin Thorborg (May 19, 1896 - April 12, 1970) was a Swedish opera singer. The contralto Kerstin Thorborg was one of the best dramatic Wagnerian singers in the two decades between 1930 and 1950. By all accounts, Thorborg was a magnificent actor with great stage presence. In addition, she was endowed with a beautifully steady and intense tone.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 19th, 1896 (Mora), Died April 12th, 1970 (Hedemora)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto

Notes: Also sings mezzo-soprano.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-018845 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-018846 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-018847 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-018848 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-018849 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-018850 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus vocalist, contralto  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thorborg, Kerstin," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103215.

Thorborg, Kerstin. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103215.

"Thorborg, Kerstin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103215

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