Eileen Farrell


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United States operatic soprano noted for the clarity and power of her voice (1920-2002)

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Talking about Eileen Farrell, again, after she stopped singing she went out to Indiana University to teach jazz.
Music theater is perhaps the easiest place to find cross-trained singers like Norbert Leo Butz, Kristin Chenoweth, and Sara Ramirez, but one can also find in opera the likes of Thomas Quasthoff and Eileen Farrell, and in pop and rock, performers such as Freddy Mercury of Queen fame and Linda Ronstadt who sang with everyone from Frank Zappa to The Chieftains.
A native of North Carolina, she got her start as a rehearsal pianist in singers' studios in New York for people like Eileen Farrell, Robert Merrill, Beverly Sills and Ethel Merman.
In addition, the collection includes correspondence from many of the twentieth century's major musical figures, such as Samuel Barber, John Barbirolli, Bernard Berenson, Ernest Bloch, Katherine Dunham, Eileen Farrell, Jascha Heifetz, Erich Leinsdorf, Lotte Lehmann, Gian Carlo Menotti, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Hans Moldenhauer, Pierre Monteux, Charles Munch, Andre Previn, Harold Schonberg, Andres Segovia, Nicolas Slonimsky, Leopold Stokowski, Arturo Toscanini, and many others.
There are singers like Dorothy Kirsten whose timbre and technical approach seem all but identical across genres, while someone like Eileen Farrell shifts gears so dramatically that she almost seems like two different singers rolled into one.
In the meantime, Dixie played the piano in studios in New York for singers such as Eileen Farrell, Robert Merrill and Beverly Sills, building up her repertoire and establishing herself as a fine accompanist.
In many respects she is reminiscent of Kirsten Flagstad, Helen Traubel, and Eileen Farrell, but the beauty of her sound is uniquely her own.
Eileen Farrell started her distinguished secondary career as a torch singer with an album called I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues (Rudolf Bing was not so sure).
The lineup ranges from sopranos Regine Crespin, Victoria de los Angeles, Eileen Farrell, Anna Moffo, Birgit Nilsson, Roberta Peters, Leontyne Price, Joan Sutherland and Renata Tebaldi to mezzos Giulietta Simionato and Rise Stevens, baritone Robert Merrill and Canadian-born bassbaritone George London.