Agnes Baltsa

Mezzo-soprano. Born 19 November 1944
Agnes Baltsa
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1944-11-19
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Agnes Baltsa

Agnes Baltsa Biography (Wikipedia)

Agni Baltsa (Greek: Aγνή Mπάλτσα; also known as Agnes Baltsa; born 19 November 1944) is a leading Greek mezzo-soprano singer.

Baltsa was born in Lefkada. She began playing piano at the age of six, before moving to Athens in 1958 to concentrate on singing. She graduated from the Greek National Conservatoire in 1965 and then travelled to Munich to continue studying on a Maria Callas scholarship.

Baltsa made her first appearance in an opera in 1968 as Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro at Frankfurt Opera, before going on to appear as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier at the Vienna State Opera in 1970. Under the guidance of Herbert von Karajan, she became a regular at the prestigious Salzburg Festival. She became Kammersängerin of the Vienna State Opera in 1980.

Her most well known performance is that of Carmen by Georges Bizet, which she has sung a number of times with noted tenors such as José Carreras, Neil Shicoff, and others. She has also sung works by Mozart (notably Così fan tutte), Rossini (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Cenerentola, Semiramide, L'italiana in Algeri), Mascagni (Cavalleria Rusticana), Saint-Saëns (Samson et Dalila), Verdi (Aida, La forza del destino, Il trovatore, Don Carlos), Bellini (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), and Donizetti (Il Campanello, Maria Stuarda).

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Mannos Hadjidakis, Agnes Baltsa, Kostas Papadopoulos, Athens Experimental Orchestra & Stavros Xarhakos
O tahidromos (The Postman)
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O tahidromos (The Postman)

O tahidromos (The Postman)

Composer
Mannos Hadjidakis
Performer
Kostas Papadopoulos
Orchestra
Athens Experimental Orchestra
Conductor
Stavros Xarhakos
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Richard Strauss
Salome, Op 54, TrV 215, Scene 4: Tanz für mich, Salome
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Salome, Op 54, TrV 215, Scene 4: Tanz für mich, Salome
Gioachino Rossini
Ah! qual colpo inaspettato! (The Barber of Seville)
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Ah! qual colpo inaspettato! (The Barber of Seville)
Pietro Mascagni
Easter hymn (from Cavalleria rusticana)
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Easter hymn (from Cavalleria rusticana)

Easter hymn (from Cavalleria rusticana)

Choir
Royal Opera House Chorus
Orchestra
Philharmonia
Manos Hadjidakis
A Carnation Behind Your Ear
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A Carnation Behind Your Ear

A Carnation Behind Your Ear

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Orchestra
Athens Experimental Orchestra
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Strauss
Hab' mir's gelobt
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Hab' mir's gelobt
Gioachino Rossini
Barber of Seville: End act 1
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Barber of Seville: End act 1
Gioachino Rossini
Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Trio: Ah! qual colpo inaspettato!
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Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Trio: Ah! qual colpo inaspettato!
Gioachino Rossini
Duet: Dunque io son. Tu non m'inganni? - Act 1 Barber of Seville (feat. Agnes Baltsa, Thomas S. Allen, Academy of St Martin in the Fields & Neville Marriner)
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Duet: Dunque io son. Tu non m'inganni? - Act 1 Barber of Seville (feat. Agnes Baltsa, Thomas S. Allen, Academy of St Martin in the Fields & Neville Marriner)
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, Aγνή Mπάλτσα, Giuseppe Verdi & Herbert von Karajan
Don Carlo - O don fatale
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Don Carlo - O don fatale

Don Carlo - O don fatale

Performer
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, Aγνή Mπάλτσα, Giuseppe Verdi & Herbert von Karajan
Georges Bizet
L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
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L'amour est un oiseau rebelle

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle

Choir
Choeur du Théatre National de l'Opéra de Paris
Georges Bizet DEUTSCHE, José van Dam, Christine Barbaux, Jane Berbié, Agnes Baltsa, Michel Marinpouille, Alexander Malta, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan, Choeur de l'Opéra de Paris & Jean Laforge
Votre toast, je peux vous le render
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Votre toast, je peux vous le render
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1982: Prom 53
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Royal Albert Hall
1982-09-08T17:39:29
8
Sep
1982

Proms 1982: Prom 53

Royal Albert Hall

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