First and Last Love by Vincent Sheean

This writer/critic became a fan and later a friend of Lotte Lehmann. Here are pages from his book in which he frequently mentions the soprano, the dedicatee of the book. When you notice skipped pages, it’s because Lehmann wasn’t the focus. On the last...

Lotte Lehmann: A Life in Opera & Song

(The bold text is either up-dates that Glass wrote years later, or his decisions on reinstating portions of his text that had been eliminated in the original 1988 publication.) Chapter XX Exactly Like a Queen The reopening of the Vienna Opera on November 5, 1955, was...

Lotte Lehmann: A Life in Opera & Song

(The bold text is either up-dates that Glass wrote years later, or his decisions on reinstating portions of his text that had been eliminated in the original 1988 publication.) Chapter XIX She Made the Moon Rise For some time Lotte had dreamed of founding an American...

Lotte Lehmann: A Life in Opera & Song

(The bold text is either up-dates that Glass wrote years later, or his decisions on reinstating portions of his text that had been eliminated in the original 1988 publication.) Chapter XVIII A Look into the Mirror On May 9, 1945, Germany surrendered, unconditionally;...

Lotte Lehmann: A Life in Opera & Song

(The bold text is either up-dates that Glass wrote years later, or his decisions on reinstating portions of his text that had been eliminated in the original 1988 publication.) Chapter XVII The Mountains Were on Fire It was not just the glorious view from 3,000 feet...