Ernestine Schumann-Heink - Brindisi from Lucrezia Borgia
  • Classical music composed by Gaetano Donizetti audio with a few pictures. The great contralto Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861-1936), sings the Brindisi (Trinklied - drinking song) from "Lucrezia Borgia" by Gaetano Donizetti. Such technique! and such a fun and campy version! This famous recording was made the same year Schumann-Heink created the role of Clytemnestra in Richard Strauss's "Elektra", in Dresden--where she also made her opera debut October 15, 1878 as Azucena in "Il Trovatore". click below to hear Ernestine Schumann-Heink sing Schubert's "Death and the Maiden": www.youtube.com She was a much beloved singer in America, where she made her home, in concerts and on radio, after her opera triumphs on stage at the Met and Europe. recorded 1909, on Victor 88188

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