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    Opera Lively Staff Member Top Contributor Member Hoffmann's Avatar
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    I've seen her sing several times and, while her voice may be showing some signs of wear and tear, she is magnificent. Even so, she exercises masterful control over her voice such that one really isn't certain whether it's her voice or she intends to convey an effect on purpose. I sat bolt upright (hard to avoid in Germany, anyway..) during her Sieglinde in Die Walküre. Mesmerizing.

    She is one nasty Ortrud, she seems to have been born to sing Ortrud - skulking and conniving her way across the stage. Poor Telaramund never has a chance! Not to mention - poor Gottfried!

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    She also owns the role of Kundry and (at least in the DVD market) Isolde.

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    I first met Waltraud in this video of the opera Martha:
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Have you seen the Nagano Lohengrin that the captain mentions in post #2?

    I am not sure of the exact definition of mind blowing but I think her performance here is pretty close.
    Not sure how I missed this post but six months after your post I happened to get the Nagano Lohengrin and Meier is great. She exudes evil as Ortrud.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Not sure how I missed this post but six months after your post I happened to get the Nagano Lohengrin and Meier is great. She exudes evil as Ortrud.
    Agreed, absolutely brilliant.
    Natalie

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