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Inge Borkh

(b. 1917)


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(b Mannheim, 1917).

Ger.‐born Swiss soprano. Began career as actress 1937. Début as singer Lucerne 1940. Int. career followed success in The Consul in Lucerne 1952. Bayreuth début 1952; US début 1953 (S. Francisco); Salzburg Fest. 1955; London 1955 (concert); CG 1959; NY Met 1958. Renowned for dramatic Strauss roles and Verdi's Lady Macbeth, esp. as member of Stuttgart Opera.

Subjects: Opera.


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