Elisabeth Schumann - Soprano With Orchestra - E 552 - (Condition - 75-80%) - 78 RPM

Elisabeth Schumann (13 June 1888 – 23 April 1952) was a German soprano who sang in opera, operetta, oratorio, and lieder. She left a substantial legacy of recordings.

Born in Merseburg, Schumann trained for a singing career in Berlin and Dresden. She made her stage debut in Hamburg in 1909. Her initial career started in the lighter soubrette roles that expanded into mostly lyrical roles, some coloratura roles, and even a few dramatic roles. She remained at the Hamburg Opera until 1919, also singing during the 1914/15 season at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. From 1919 to 1938, she was a star of the Vienna State Opera. Her most famous role was that of Sophie in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier; but she also excelled in Mozart, taking the roles of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro. The conductor Karl Alwin (de) was her second husband from 1920 until 1938. In 1938 she emigrated to New York City where she lived until her death on 23 April 1952. During World War II she gave recitals but mainly taught singing, privately and at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. After the war she gave many recitals in Europe, making a particularly successful comeback in England. She was a much-loved artist, admired for her vivacity, elegance, and beauty. She was closely connected with Richard Strauss, Otto Klemperer, Lotte Lehmann, Bruno Walter, Wilhelm Furtwängler, and other leading musicians of the first half of the 20th century.

Record Details


Elisabeth Schumann - Soprano With Orchestra - E 552


Elisabeth Schumann


Carl Zeller

Conducted By

Lawrance Collingwood


Private Songs






The Gramophone Co. Ltd.

Made In


Serial No

E 552

Side One

  • Nightingale Song

Elisabeth Schumann

Side Two  

  • Sei Nicht Bos (Do Not Be Cruel)

Elisabeth Schumann



10 Inches


78 RPM

Record Condition


Cover Condition


Lyrics - 1 Carl Zeller
Record Details
Genre Private Songs
Label HMV
Language English
Size 10 Inches
Speed 78 RPM
Singer - 1 Elisabeth Schumann
Side1 - Song1 Nightingale Song
Side2 - Song1 Sei Nicht Bos (Do Not Be Cruel)

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Elisabeth Schumann - Soprano With Orchestra - E 552 - (Condition - 75-80%) - 78 RPM

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