Who is this female singer?

Edited: January 13, 2019, 9:45 AM · Hi, I've found a version of a famous choral work "wir winden dir den jungfernkranz" from a Weber opera "Der Freischütz", in the background music of this video:

Time 00:27
https://youtu.be/li94gCM6zIs?t=27s

I've listened to many versions, may be 15 different, and none of them seem to be the one used in that video. How can I know who's singing that?

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January 13, 2019, 5:44 PM · You may have already done this, but I used Shazam and I guess they’re not into opera as there was very little extra help , but did credit it to the Apollo Symphony Orchestra
January 14, 2019, 10:22 AM · Yes' I've used Shazam and SoundHound, and I got as well Apollo Symphony Orchestra, but I can't find that one. This is frustrating...
January 14, 2019, 10:38 AM · I am familiar with some opera singers but do not recognize this ones voice. Dawn Upshaw is my favorite
January 14, 2019, 10:58 AM · In the 80s I bought a cassette of something or other and it was mislabelled and instead of whatever I thought was on it there was a soprano singing to a piano. I took it back to the shop and they said, "yes we've had a few of those back in, we'll give you a refund". I replied, "no, it's great, I'm keeping it, but who is it?" "No, idea - it might be Schwarzkopf". I bought a Schwarzkopf cassette. It wasn't her. Never did find out who it was. All my cassettes went in the bin 20 years ago.
January 14, 2019, 11:13 AM · I don't know why, but I find her voice way better to other versions I've listened to in the last few days. May be it's just personal preferences, may be it's something else, but I will not be at ease until I find this one. I'm about sending a private message to the YouTube channel.
January 14, 2019, 11:19 AM · I would think any opera fanatic would be able to tell you who this is or who it might be.
January 14, 2019, 11:31 AM · You could write Epicurious - they should have licensed the music to sync with the video and therefore should have information about the recording.
January 14, 2019, 11:51 AM · I contacted Epicurious a few hours ago (I have been helped so much by this forum, but don't have much to give back!)...I'll let you know if they respond!
January 14, 2019, 3:44 PM · Thank you!
Edited: January 14, 2019, 6:04 PM · I searched under:
"Apollo Symphony" Weber
The performance seems to be listed here on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/182HBdVGMvXq6bd4HzR1LI
January 15, 2019, 9:06 AM · I can't listen to it! It's greyed out!
January 15, 2019, 1:42 PM · I'm not sure how Spotify works; perhaps it is necessary to sign up for it?
January 15, 2019, 6:07 PM · I've signed up, I logged in but still can't.

It looks like Spotify made up that album which includes many different artists, composers and pieces.

January 16, 2019, 1:27 PM · Have you tried asking the Apollo Orchestra which soprano has sung that solo with them?
https://www.apolloarts.org/apollo-orchestra
bee9@apolloarts.org
Call: +1 (650) 575-2478 | Email: membership@apolloarts.org

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