Helen Francesca Traubel (June 16, 1899 – July 28, 1972) was an American opera and concert singer. A dramatic soprano, she was best known for her Wagnerian roles, especially those of Brünnhilde and Isolde.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, she began her career as a concert singer and went on to sing at the Metropolitan Opera from 1937 to 1953. Starting in the 1950s, she also developed a career as a nightclub and cabaret singer as well as appearing in television, films and musical theatre. Traubel spent her later years in Santa Monica, California, where she died at the age of 73.
Birth and Death Data: Born June 16th, 1899 (St. Louis), Died July 28th, 1972 (Santa Monica)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1957
Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||[Trial 1926-11-08-06]||12-in.||11/8/1926||By a lonely forest pathway||Helen Traubel||Female vocal solo, with piano||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Decca||101938||3/8/1957||Our voices were meant for each other ; Put on your old grey bonnet ; Waiting for the Robert E. Lee -6||Jimmy Durante||vocalist, soprano vocal|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Traubel, Helen," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104734.
Traubel, Helen. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104734.
"Traubel, Helen." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.
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