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    					  Albert Reiss 
				     Table of Contents     					  Albert Saléza

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Luise Reuss-Belce

Luise Reuss-Belce


(1862-1945), Austrian soprano, made her debut in Karlsruhe in 1881, was a Flowermaiden in Parsifal at Bayreuth in 1882, and sang leading roles there between 1896 and 1912. Her Met debut was as Brünnhilde in Walküre on February 11, 1902; that season, she also performed Elisabeth and Venus in Tannhäuser, Elsa. Isolde, and Eva. In 1902-03, her second and last season, her roles were generally smaller: Fricka in Rheingold and Walküre, Gutrune, Iolanthe in the Met premiere of Smyth's Der Wald, and Ortrud, in which she was briefly recorded by Mapleson. She was paid $2,805 for twelve performances. After her singing career, Reuss-Belce directed opera and taught. In 1945, she was found dead in a refugee train.

LOHENGRIN (Ortrud): Side 8/Band 6

    					  Albert Reiss 
				     Table of Contents     					  Albert Saléza