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Maria Ivogün

(1891—1987)


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(b Budapest, 1891; d Beatenberg, Switz., 1987).

Hung. soprano. Début Munich 1913 (Mimì in La bohème). Member of Munich Opera 1913–25. Created Ighino in Pfitzner's Palestrina, Munich 1917 (her husband, Karl Erb, created the title‐role). CG début 1924 (Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, a role in which Strauss described her as ‘without rival’), Berlin Municipal Opera 1925–34. Salzburg Fest. début 1925. Devoted herself to teaching after retirement.

Subjects: Opera.


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