L. Lehmann, Historic Recordings

A three part series within a program called "Historic Recordings" (original: "Die Historische Aufnahme"). It shows Lotte Lehman's rise from a young talent at the Hamburg Opera to stardom at the Vienna Opera and her last years in California, where she founded the Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.

Highlights include a direct comparison with Maria Jeritza, a personal encounter of the two in a studio of the Metropolitan Opera, a film scene with Lehmann, a scene from one of her master classes, lively memories rendered by Lotte Lehmann, and excerpts from a radio show where she appears as a guest, singing a Christmas carol.

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