Traubel, Helen

Traubel, Helen

(1899–1972) soprano; born in St. Louis, Mo. American-trained, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1939 and stayed until 1953, meanwhile touring internationally. She was a leading Wagnerian soprano of her time.
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American classical vocalists who are absent from this publication include Evelyn Lear, Dawn Upshaw, Rosa Ponselle, and Helen Traubel ("essentially an American phenomenon" [Martin Bernheimer, "Traubel, Helen," in Grove Music Online], and the "first American born and entirely American-trained soprano to sing the parts of Isolde and the three Brunnhildes at the Metropolitan Opera" [Current Biography Illustrated]).