Recordamos el cumpleaños de Nilda Hofmann

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Nilda Ana Hofmann Wittrup

Nilda Ana Hofmann Wittrup

Miércoles 18 de mayo, recordamos el nacimiento de la soprano argentina Nilda Hofmann, mozartiana. Su primera profesora de canto fue Editha Fleischer. Fue dirigida, entre otros, por Erich Kleiber, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Tullio Serafín y Karl Böhm. Al morir María Eva Duarte de Perón -recordada por muchos como “Evita”-, Nilda Hofmann cantó en la Misa de Requiem de Mozart dedicada a su memoria.

[Nilda Ana Hofmann Wittrup was born in Roldán, Provincia de Santa Fé,
República Argentina, on May 18, 1926.
Music was part of her life from an early age with her mother a pianist.
One month before her 18th birthday she was accepted in the rigorous
singing school of Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires.
Her first singing teacher was Editha Fleischer and her first time on
stage was in 1945 in Tzare Saltane while still a student.
She later worked with some of the greatest directors, including Erich Kleiber, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Tullio Serafín and Karl Böhm.
She mastered the best composers with her favourite being Mozart.In 1952, Eva Duarte de Perón, wife of argentine President Juan Peron died,  Nilda Hofmann was part of the Requiem by Mozart dedicated to Argentina’s influential First Lady, known to many as Evita.]

Nunca te olvidamos, Nilda

FELICES 90 AÑOS

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Nilda Hofmann – Die Fledermaus – Johann Strauss (hijo)

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Furtwängler… ¿How would I deal with Hitler if I do not want to leave my country in his perverted hands?

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[ Furtwängler’s relationship with – and attitude towards – Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party was a matter of much controversy. In 1934 he was banned from conducting the premiere of Hindemith’s opera Mathis der Maler; though some sources claim that Furtwängler resigned from his post at the Berlin Opera in protest,[1] it is stated by Frederic Spotts that he was in fact presented with the bald choice of either resigning all his positions, or being dismissed.[6] In 1936 it seemed possible that he might follow Erich Kleiber‘s footsteps into exile when he was offered the principal conductor’s post at the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, where he would have succeeded Arturo Toscanini. Toscanini’s biographer Harvey Sachs wrote that Toscanini recommended Furtwängler for the position, one of the few times Toscanini expressed admiration for a fellow conductor.[7] There is every possibility that Furtwängler would have accepted the post,[citation needed] but a report from the Berlin branch of the Associated Press, possibly ordered by Hermann Göring, said that he was willing to take up his post at the Berlin Opera once more. This caused the mood in New York to turn against him; from their point of view, it seemed that Furtwängler was now a full supporter of the Nazi Party.[8]

However, Furtwängler never joined the Nazi Party nor did he really approve of them,[9] much like the composer Richard Strauss, who made no secret of his dislike of the Nazis. Furtwängler always refused to give the Nazi salute,[1] and there is even film footage of him turning away and wiping his hand with a handkerchief after shaking the hand of Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.[10] ] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Furtwängler

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Nilda Hofmann – August 22, 1946

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Tía Nilda - El Líder - 1946 -600pix

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Nilda Hofmann – April 29, 2002

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Nilda Hofmann- La Nación

“Such a honor… They cheated me, I was told I would just stand on stage… And see what happened. So many plaudits, so much love.”

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Die Zauberflöte – The Magic Flute – Nilda Hofmann

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[The Magic Flute (German Die ZauberflöteK. 620) is an opera in two acts composed in 1791 byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work is in the form of a Singspiel, a popular form that included both singing and spoken dialogue.

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The opera was premiered in Vienna on September 30, 1791, at the suburban Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden.[1] Mozart conducted the orchestra,[2] Schikaneder himself played Papageno, while the role of the Queen of the Night was sung by Mozart’s sister-in-law Josepha Hofer. ]

Playbill for the premiere, September 30, 1791

Playbill for the premiere, September 30, 1791

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Die Zauberflöte, Season 1950, Teatro Colón

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