Melba Recordings

"... a label of fragrant distinction"

There are no products in your shopping cart.

The Art of Nance Grant

Das Opernglas (Germany)
Thomas Baltensweiler

‘Based on the two Melba CDs Nance Grant was the owner of one of the more important voices of the 20th century. She was a highly musical singer, with good intonation and she also was aware of the fine art of legato singing in dramatic music....Edward Downes was very supportive of Grant – he invited her as guest soloist to Sydney. He directed her career more into the dramatic repertoire. R Strauss’ Marschallin in Rosenkavalier in 1972 was totally new to her and she never had sung a major role before. She did not have all the repertoire experience, but she had the right voice. In Ariadne you can hear a really opulent voice, opening up beautifully into the higher regions with those beautiful, soaring lines in the music of Strauss. In Tannhauser you can hear a full resonant sound in the lower register with a striking, rejoicing sound into the higher region - exemplary singing, as well as the aria from Fidelio’.