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Lillian Nordica

Lillian Nordica (December 12, 1857 – May 10, 1914) was an American opera singer who had a major stage career in Europe and her native country.

Nordica established herself as one of the foremost dramatic sopranos of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She had a powerful yet flexible voice and the ability to perform an unusually wide range of roles in the German, French and Italian operatic repertoires.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 12th, 1857 (Farmington), Died May 10th, 1914 (Jakarta)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1915

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 30132 12-in. 4/3/1906 Dich, teure Halle Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30133 12-in. 4/3/1906 Suicidio! in questi fieri momenti Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30134 12-in. 4/3/1906 Tacea la notte placida Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30137 12-in. 4/3/1906 Miserere Lillian Nordica ; Marcello Reseninil Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30139 12-in. 1/15/1907 Mia piccirella Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30140 12-in. 1/15/1907 Titania's cradle Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30143 12-in. 5/23/1907 Si mes vers Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30144 12-in. 5/23/1907 Hunyadi László : Hungarian air Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30145 12-in. 5/23/1911 At parting Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30146 12-in. 5/23/1911 Cacilie Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30482 12-in. 4/29/1910 At parting Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30483 12-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 12, 1910 Damon Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30484 12-in. ca. 1910 Mattinata Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30485 12-in. 4/29/1910 Ah love but a day Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30486 12-in. 4/29/1910 Omaha Indian tribal song Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30495 12-in. 5/12/1910 Waldgespräch Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30496 12-in. 5/12/1910 The year's at the spring Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30652 12-in. 2/10/1911 Isolde's Liebestod Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30653 12-in. 2/2/1911 Annie Laurie Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30654 12-in. 2/2/1911 Old folks at home Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30657 12-in. 2/2/1911 Mandoline Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo, with harp and piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30658 12-in. ca. 1911-1915 The Erlkönig Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30659 12-in. 2/3/1911 Brünnhilde's battle cry Lillian Nordica ; E. Romayne Simmons Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30660 12-in. ca. 1911 Mattinata Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia 30661 12-in. 2/2/1911 Io son Titania Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nordica, Lillian," accessed April 10, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109212.

Nordica, Lillian. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 10, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109212.

"Nordica, Lillian." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 10 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109212

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