Beethoven : Fidelio

1976 (Audio)

Director: Lorin Maazel



  • Barbara Hendricks (Marzelline)
  • Elinor Ross (Leonore)
  • Marius Rintzler (Pizzaro)
  • Richard Cassilly (Florestan)
  • William Brown (Jacquino)Archivos para descarga:
    1. Blossom_ 26-VIII-1976 cd
    2. Blossom_ 26-VIII-1976 cd



Complete cast:

Leonore Elinor Ross
Marzelline Barbara Hendricks
Florestan Richard Cassilly
Jacquino William Brown
Don Pizarro Marius Rintzler
Don Fernando Simon Estes
Rocco Michael Langdon
Priggioner John Pickens
Priggioner David Burger

Elinor Ross (August 1, 1932) is an American opera singer, a dramatic soprano particularly associated with the Italian repertory.

Born in Tampa, Florida, she studied at the Syracuse University, and later came to New York to study with William Herman, Stanley Sontag and Leo Resnick. She made her debut with the Cincinnati Opera in 1958, as Leonora in Il trovatore, opposite Jussi Björling, Giulietta Simionato and Ettore Bastianini.

She went on singing at the opera houses of Boston, Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, San Francisco, New Orleans, Houston, Hartford, etc. In 1968, she appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York, in the American premiere of Verdi’s Alzira, and made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1970, in the title role of Puccini’s Turandot.

Ross also enjoyed a successful international career, appearing at La Scala in Milan, La Fenice in Venice, the opera houses of Bologna, Palermo, Florence, Verona, the Vienna State Opera, the Berlin State Opera, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, etc.

Her repertoire included roles such as Abigail, Lady Macbeth, Amelia, Leonora, Elisabetta, Aida, Gioconda, Santuzza, Maddalena, Tosca, Donna Anna, Medea, Norma, etc.

Despite her successes, Ross never really achieved international stardom and never made any commercial recordings, however a few live recordings of her performances reveal a singer of amazing qualities; the possessor of a huge and flexible voice of considerable beauty and range, and of great emotional impact.