Iron Gang, Erik Saeden, Elisabeth Soderstrom


Two great artists of the Stockholm Opera's "iron gang" have left us with only a few weeks in between: first Erik Saeden, now Elisabeth Soderstrom. The baritone sang for the public, well-preserved vocally and youthful in mind, as late as two days before his passing. The soprano had lived more in her own world for several years. Both had given me a great deal to remember from my first years as a young opera and concert-goer and radio listener. They were heard in divers genres and styles and both had a death-defyingly broad repertoire. They and their colleagues imprinted on me and my generation the sense of what was good opera, good classical singing.

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