The list author says: "Nancy Shade is a celebrated spinto soprano and is one of the finest singing-actresses of our time, acclaimed at the New York City Opera, the Spoleto Festival (Luchino Visconti's production of 'Manon Lescaut'), Covent Garden, etc."
"This is an astonishing recording of Zimmermann's epic masterpiece, 'Die Soldaten.' Miss Shade triumphs in the immensely-difficult role of Marie, conducted by Bernhard Kontarsky (1988-89). William Cochran is excellent, as well, as Descartes, and Grace Hoffman makes an electric cameo appearance."
"In a decided change of pace, here is Miss Shade in the first complete (and definitive) recording of the musical-comedy, 'The Most Happy Fella.' She portrays Marie, opposite Louis Quilico in the title role (recorded in 1997-99, and published in 2000)."