Ellen Shade (born February 17, 1945) is an American operatic soprano from New York. Shade had an international career, but did not make many recordings. Her Saffi, in The Gypsy Baron film conducted by Kurt Eichhorn, is available on DVD.
She began her career with the American Savoyards and in other Off-off-Broadway companies in the 1960s. In 1978 she created the part of Eve in Penderecki's Paradise Lost, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Notes and references:
^ Warrack and West (1996),
^ Ellen Shade, Lortel Archives, accessed March 3, 2013,
^ Lyric Opera of Chicago,
Charles Jahantz/Elizabeth Forbes, in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, IV (1992), p. 338.,
Lyric Opera of Chicago, Paradise Lost, 1978 cast,
Warrack, John and West, Ewan, "Shade, Ellen" in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera, Oxford University Press, 1996