Elisabeth Höngen


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(b Gevelsberg, 1906; d Vienna 1997).

Ger. mezzo‐soprano. Opera début Wuppertal 1933 (Verdi's Lady Macbeth). Düsseldorf opera 1935–40; Dresden 1940–3; Vienna State Opera from 1943. Débuts: Salzburg Fest. 1948; CG 1947; Bayreuth 1951; NY Met 1952. Teacher at Vienna Acad. 1957–60. Specialist in dramatic roles (Ortrud, Dyer's Wife, Carmen, and Amneris). Retired 1971.

Subjects: Opera.

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