Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail - Silja, Holm, J. Harper, Stern; von Matacic. Frankfurt, 1963
Listen to a Sample:
- Yes, you read right. That is Anja Silja (aged 22) singing Konstanze. Despite the fact that she already had three seasons at Bayreuth under her belt, she does remarkable well with scaling her voice back to meet the formidable demands of this role. You can easily hear how her career might have gone in a Mozartian direction.
- Renate Holm is lovely as Blonde, although she opts out of the high E in "Durch Zärtlichkeit."
- The last 5 minutes of the opera are missing.