Erna Berger


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(b Dresden, 1900; d Essen, 1990).

Ger. soprano. Début Dresden 1925. Bayreuth 1929–33. Salzburg début 1932 and in 1953 and 1954. Member of Berlin State Opera from 1934. CG début 1934; NY Met 1949–51. Notable Mozart singer, esp. of Queen of Night. Sang in opera until 1955, when became teacher. Retired 1968.

Subjects: Opera.

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