Ortrun Wenkel, contralto
Well, here's another contralto for you all to enjoy: Ortrun Wenkel. The German singer was known for her performances of Wagner's contralto roles in the Ring, as well as of Baroque masters such as Handel, Vivaldi and Gluck. She also recorded many of the Bach's Alto Cantatas. Below is a wonderful video of her performing Antonio Vivaldi's "Nisi Dominus". There is very little information I can find on her in the English language. If anyone can find any interesting articles on her, please send them through via the Contact page. Thank you!
Hello everybody! I've been tinkering with the site again, and have added two, yes two, new contraltos to the contralto corner. The first, Maria Radner, performed for the Rosenblatt Recital Series a couple of years back, and one of her pieces from that recital can be seen below. The second contralto is Meredith Arwady, who won a grammy for her role in the DVD of Doctor Atomic. At the bottom of this post is a video of an interview with her before a performance. In her warm-ups she hits and Eb3! Well done Meredith :)
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Angela Christine Smith