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Margaret Harshaw

voc, 1909-1997 US, Narberth, Pembrokeshire
Singer of Classical, R&B/Soul, Folk and World

Margaret Harshaw (12 May 1909 – 7 November 1997) was an American opera singer and voice teacher who sang for 22 consecutive seasons at the Metropolitan Opera from November 1942 to March 1964. She began her career as a mezzo-soprano in the early 1930s but then began performing roles from the soprano repertoire in 1950. She sang a total of 39 roles in 25 works at the Met and was heard in 40 of the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts. She was also active as a guest artist with major opera houses in Europe and North and South America.

     
Genres
  • Classical
  • R&B/Soul
  • Folk
  • World
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Tannhäuser, Act II: Dich treff ich hier in dieser Halle on Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner & Various Artists
Tannhäuser, Act III: Allmächt'ge Jungfrau! hör mein Flehen! on Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner & Various Artists
Tannhäuser, Act II: Der Unglücksel'ge, den gefangen on Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner & Various Artists

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Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Pagliacci / Cavalleria RusticanaRuggiero Leoncavallo, Pietro Mascagni, Richard Tucker, Lucine Amara, Giuseppe Valdengo, Thomas Hayward, Clifford Harvout, Margaret Harshaw, Mildred Miller, Frank Guarrera, Thelma Votipka, Fausto Cleva Conducting The Chorus Of The Metropolitan Opera Association Of New York And Orchestra Of The Metropolitan Opera Association Of New York, Kurt Herbert Adler1974Album
Seigfried's Funeral Music And Immolation Scene, Music From Tristan Und IsoldeRichard Wagner, Margaret Harshaw, Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra1954Album
The Old Rugged Cross / Beautiful Isle Of SomewhereEleanor Steber, Margaret Harshaw With Russ Case And His OrchestraSingle
The Old Rugged Cross / Beautiful Isle Of SomewhereEleanor Steber, Margaret Harshaw With Russ Case And His OrchestraAlbum
Aida (Excerpts)Giuseppe Verdi, Ljuba Welitsch, Margaret Harshaw, Ramón Vinay, Robert Merrill, Emil CooperAlbum
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