Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano)

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Tatiana Troyanos (September 12, 1938 – August 21, 1993) was an American mezzo-soprano of Greek and German descent, remembered as "one of the defining singers of her generation" (Boston Globe). Her voice, "a paradoxical voice — larger than life yet intensely human, brilliant yet warm, lyric yet dramatic" — "was the kind you recognize after one bar, and never forget", wrote Cori Ellison in Opera News.

Troyanos' performances "covered the full range of operatic history" (New York Times) in an international career of three decades which also produced a variety of memorable operatic recordings, among them Carmen (co-starring Plácido Domingo and conducted by Georg Solti), cited by Classicalite almost four decades later as "the finest of all Carmens." After ten years based at the Hamburg State Opera, Troyanos became widely known for her work with the Metropolitan Opera beginning in 1976, with over 270 performances (several dozen of them broadcast or televised) spanning twenty-two major roles.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1968Le nozze di Figaro (1967 studio cast)Mozart; Hermann Prey, Edith Mathis, Gundula Janowitz, Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau, Tatiana Troyanos, Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Karl Böhm23
1976Carmen (1975 studio cast)Bizet; Troyanos, Domingo, van Dam, Te Kanawa, London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis Choir, Sir Georg Solti55
1980Norma (1979 studio cast)Bellini; Renata Scotto, Tatiana Troyanos, Giuseppe Giacomini, Paul Plishka, The Ambrosian Singers, National Philharmonic Orchestra, James Levine2
1987Krönungsmesse / SpatzenmesseWolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Edith Mathis, Norma Procter, Tatiana Troyanos, Donald Grobe, Horst R. Laubenthal, John Shirley‐Quirk, Kieth Engen, Rafael Kubelík, Bernhard Klee1
1988Così fan tutte (1967 London studio cast)Mozart; Leontyne Price, Tatiana Troyanos, Judith Raskin, Sherrill Milnes, George Shirley, Ezio Flagello, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf2
1988WertherJules Massenet; Alfredo Kraus, Tatiana Troyanos, Matteo Manuguerra, Christine Barbaux, Jules Bastin, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Michel Plasson1
1989Symphonie Nr. 9Beethoven; Gwyneth Jones, Tatiana Troyanos, Jess Thomas, Karl Ridderbusch, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm4
1991Dido & AeneasPurcell; Troyanos, Palmer, Stilwell, English Chamber Choir & Orchestra, Raymond Leppard2
1992Le nozze di FigaroWolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ferruccio Furlanetto, Dawn Upshaw, Kiri Te Kanawa, Thomas Hampson, Anne Sofie von Otter, Tatiana Troyanos, Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, James Levine1
1994CapriccioRichard Strauss; Gundula Janowitz, Tatiana Troyanos, Peter Schreier, Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau, Karl Ridderbusch, Hermann Prey, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Karl Böhm1
1994Bluebeard's CastleBartok; Pierre Boulez, Tatiana Troyanos, Siegmund Nimsgern, BBC Symphony Orchestra1
2001Dido & AeneasPurcell; English Chamber Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard, Tatiana Troyanos, Richard Stilwell, Felicity Palmer, Alfreda Hodgson, Philip Langridge1

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1999Gurrelieder / The Two Chamber SymphoniesArnold Schönberg; Jessye Norman, Tatiana Troyanos, James McCracken, Werner Klemperer, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt & Eliahu Inbal1
2005Dido and Aeneas / Ode on St. Cecilia’s DayHenry Purcell; Tatiana Troyanos, Barry McDaniel, Simon Woolf, Paul Esswood, Alexander Young, Michael Rippon, John Shirley‐Quirk, Sir Charles Mackerras1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1999Norma (1975 San Francisco cast)Vincenzo Bellini; Cristina Deutekom, Tatiana Troyanos & Carlo Felice Cillario1

Album + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1985West Side Story (1984 studio cast)Leonard Bernstein; Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Tatiana Troyanos, Kurt Ollmann, Marilyn Horne410

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