Although Maria IvogŁn is not well known to current opera lovers (in the US) she continues to be highly esteemed by critics and professionals. During her singing career, Richard Strauss and Bruno Walter held her in high regard. In his recently published book, Singers of the Century , J. B. Steane devotes an entire chapter to her. The recording companies, Nimbus and Preiser both have CDs solely devoted to her . She is also included on several of the compiled historical vocal recordings by Nimbus.
When asked recently about who possessed "the most beautiful voice," I remembered IvogŁn's voice even though I hadn't listened to a recording done by her in over twenty years.To find out more about her life see Ivogun's biography
She debuted as Mimi, but her most famous roles included Zerbinetta, Gilda and several, Mozart heoines. See the following link for more details: IvogŁn's roles
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