>> Sunday, February 8, 2009
Lucia Popp (born Lucia Poppová) (November 12, 1939 Záhorská Ves, Slovakia – November 16, 1993 Munich, Germany) was a Slovak noted operatic soprano. She began her career as a soubrette soprano, and later moved into the light-lyric and lyric coloratura soprano repertoire and then the lighter Richard Strauss and Wagner operas. Her career included performances at Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, and La Scala. Popp was also a highly-regarded recitalist and lieder singer. Twice married, Popp died of brain cancer in 1993 in Munich, at the age of 54. She was buried in Cintorín Slávičie údolie, Bratislava.
She's featured here singing the gentle and lovely Davork Ruskala Song to the Moon.