Photo Journal:
Remembering Lorraine

Classic Arts News   Photo Journal:
Remembering Lorraine

It was two months ago today she left us. And we still miss her.

Some of us always will.

At left and below, we remember in photos the career and artistry of the late mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.

At left, from top:
- La Divina herself
(artist photo by Anne-Marie Le Bl_)
- the performance that made her
"the Maria Callas of Baroque opera" :
in the title role of Charpentier's M_d_e
in a 1993-94 production
with Les Arts Florissants
(photo: Erato/Warner Classics)

- her most controversial project:
a staging by Peter Sellars
of Bach's cantatas
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut
and Ich habe genug (below)
(seen here at Lincoln Center
in 2001, photos by
Steve J. Sherman).

LHL singing Handel in two
very different stagings:
- in the title role in Stephen Wadsworth's
English-language staging of
Xerxes (Serse)
(seen here at New York City Opera
in 1997)
- as Irene in Peter Sellars's 1996
staging of the oratorio Theodora
for Glyndebourne.
(photo courtesy of Avie Classics)

- singing Neruda Songs,
composed for her by her husband,
Peter Lieberson,
with James Levine and the
Boston Symphony Orchestra
in November 2005.
(photo by Michael Lutch)

Below, from top:

- Left: as Donna Elvira in Peter Sellars's 1987 production of
Mozart's Don Giovanni, set in an East Harlem drug den
(still from the DVD on Universal Classics)
- Right: in the title role of Handel's Ariodante
(photo courtesy of the Internationale H‹ndel-Festspiele G‹ttingen)
- as Didon (with Elena Zaremba as Anna) in Berlioz's Les Troyens
at the Metropolitan Opera in 2003 (photo by Marty Sohl)
- in Peter Sellars's staging of Bach's cantata
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut at Lincoln Center in 2001.

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