The Swiss soprano Edith Mathis, was born February 11,
1938 in Lucern, Switzerland. She received her musical training at the Lucerne
Conservatory, and from Elisabeth Bosshart in Zürich.
See my interview with Hermann Winkler
Alongside her operatic career, Edith Mathis also has
an extensive Lieder and oratorio repertory and her many concert appearances
have included tours to Japan, the USA, Australia, Russia and Israel. She
has received numerous awards for her work on the operatic stage, in the
concert hall and in the recording studio, including the Mozart Medal from
the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Hans-Reinhard-Ring from the Swiss Society for
Theatre, the Arts Prize from the city of Lucerne, the Buxtehude Prize from
the Lübeck Senate, and the Prix Mondial du Disque. She has been a Bayerische
Kammersängerin since 1979. In recent years she has become a sought-after
© 1992 Bruce Duffie
This conversation was recorded at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, on August 6, 1992. Portions were broadcast on WNIB the following year, and again in 1998. This transcription was made in 2021, and posted on this website at that time. My thanks to British soprano Una Barry for her help in preparing this website presentation.
To see a full list (with links) of interviews which have been transcribed and posted on this website, click here. To read my thoughts on editing these interviews for print, as well as a few other interesting observations, click here.
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Award - winning broadcaster Bruce Duffie was with WNIB, Classical 97 in Chicago from 1975 until its final moment as a classical station in February of 2001. His interviews have also appeared in various magazines and journals since 1980, and he now continues his broadcast series on WNUR-FM, as well as on Contemporary Classical Internet Radio.You are invited to visit his website for more information about his work, including selected transcripts of other interviews, plus a full list of his guests. He would also like to call your attention to the photos and information about his grandfather, who was a pioneer in the automotive field more than a century ago. You may also send him E-Mail with comments, questions and suggestions.