Obituary: French Soprano Edith Selig Dies At 91

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: © École Normale de Musique)

French soprano Edith Selig has died at the age of 91.

Selig graduated from Conservatoire de Strasbourg and Conservatoire national Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. She specialized in performing the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and French composers.

The soprano left numerous recordings of several works including the Bach cantatas with the Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra, as well as Bach’s “Actus tragicus” and “Easter Oratorio;” Bach’s “Magnificat” and “Missa in F Major,” BWV 233; Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice;” Mahler’s Symphony. No. 2; and Charpentier’s “Te Deum” with the Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra, among others.

In later years she turned to teaching with a professorial position at the École Normale de Musique de Paris, a position she held until 2014.