Sound clips

Here are sound clips of some of my favorite Seinemeyer recordings. (Note: these may take a while to load.)

"La mamma morta" from Giordano's Andrea Chenier (Size: 458K. Time: 3:48).

"Tu che le vanità" from Verdi's Don Carlo This is my personal favorite among Seinemeyer's recordings. (Size: 991K. Time: 8:14).

"Der Männer Sippe" from Wagner's Die Walküre (Size: 468K. Time: 3:54). This amazing recording was made less than four months before Seinemeyer's death. (Note: this sound clip includes the first part only, without any of Siegmund's music.)

And here is something unusual for Seinemeyer: the mad scene from Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride (Sung in German.) This aria was a favorite of Seinemeyer's future husband, Frieder Weissmann, and she recorded it at his request. (Size: 485K. Time: 4:01).

This is one of Seinemeyer's very early recordings, "Vissi d'arte" from Puccini's Tosca (Sung in German.) It was recorded in Feb. 1926. (Size: 413K. Time: 3:26).

The cantata from Puccini's Tosca (Sung in German.) Listen to the way Seinemeyer's voice soars above the chorus. This is the recording that first got me interested in Seinemeyer. (Size: 372K. Time: 3:05).

Listen to Seinemeyer's amazing intensity in Schubert's "Gretchen am Spinnrade". (Size: 499K. Time: 4:09).

Liszt's "O lieb', so lang du lieben kannst". This recording was made in March 1929, just five months before Seinemeyer's death. (Size: 448K. Time: 3:43).

Her recording of Weingartner's "Liebesfeier" was part of that same recording session. (Size: 252K. Time: 2:08).

The "Liebestod" from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. Seinemeyer never sang Isolde on the stage, but this is a wonderful recording of the "Liebestod". I am sure that, eventually, Seinemeyer would have sung Isolde, if she had lived longer. (Size: 503K. Time: 4:11).

"Son giunta!" from Verdi's Forza del Destino. This was Seinemeyer's favorite opera. (Size: 851K. Time: 7:05).

Weber's Der Freischütz was Seinemeyer's favorite opera in the early part of her career, before Forza. Here are two recordings of her in that opera: Agathe's "Leise, leise, fromme Weise" (Size: 992K. Time: 8:27) and "Und ob die Wolke sie verhülle". (Size: 516 K. Time: 4:24).

Listen to this incredible recording of her in the Countess' aria "Dove sono" from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (sung in German). (Size: 968K. Time: 7:25).

A holiday treat for Seinemeyer fans! (And not just for the holidays): Seinemeyer and mezzo Helene Jung, who was a very good friend of hers, in the Evening Prayer from Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel. (Size: 495K. Time: 4:07). And in "Jucchei, nun ist die Hexe tot" from the same opera. (Size: 284K. Time: 2:21).

Another of Seinemeyer's great roles was Desdemona in Verdi's Otello. Here is the love duet "Già nella notte densa" with her frequent stage partner, Tino Pattiera. (Unfortunately, I don't think Pattiera's voice is nearly at the same level as Seinemeyer's. But others like his voice very much.) (Size: 984K. Time: 8:22). Also, you can hear a very early recording of her in the Willow Song. (Size: 528K. Time: 4:29)

Here are Seinemeyer and Pattiera in the Act 2 duet from Andrea Chenier (Size: 460K. Time: 3:55) and in the Act 4 duet. (Size: 744K. Time: 6:19).

Also, you can listen to a beautiful sound clip of Seinemeyer in "Pace, pace mio dio" from Verdi's Forza del Destino at cantabile-subito.

And listen to the sound clips from the 4-CD set The Art of Meta Seinemeyer at This set contains almost all of Seinemeyer's recordings, and Amazon includes 1-minute sound clips from each of them. (I have no connection with, other than as a customer.)

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