“A true dramatic mezzo, Anderson has a voice that is large with an expansive and forceful lower register. Her clarion voice has an even quality from the top of its range to the very bottom and was able to cut over the orchestra regardless of where she was in her range.” The EDGEboston
Baba’s Aria from The Medium, a short (one-hour-long) two-act dark dramatic opera with words and music by Gian Carlo Menotti. Commissioned by Columbia University, its first performance was at Columbia in 1946. The opera’s first professional production was presented on a double bill with Menotti’s The Telephone at the Heckscher Theater in New York City in 1947 by the Ballet Society.
Erda’s warning to Wotan in Wagner’s Das Rheingold. Erda rises from the earth to give a warning to Wotan and the rest of the gods. She cautions that if Wotan continues to have anything to do with the magic all-powerful Ring of the Nibelungs, the gods will be eventually thrown from power.