Sena Jurinac

(b. 1921)

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(b Travnik, Yugoslavia, 1921; d Augsburg, 2011).

Austro‐Croatian soprano of Bosnian birth. Début Zagreb 1942 as Mimì in La bohème. Member, Vienna State Opera 1944–83. London début 1947 with Vienna State Opera. Salzburg Fest. 1947–80; La Scala 1948; Glyndebourne 1949–56; Memorable in Mozart roles and as Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos and Oktavian in Der Rosenkavalier). S. Francisco 1959; Chicago 1963. In latter part of her career sang Kostelnička in Jenůfa.

Subjects: Opera.

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