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Barbara Kemp

(1881—1959)


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(b Kochem an der Mosel, 1881; d Berlin, 1959).

Ger. soprano. Début Strasbourg 1903 (Priestess in Aida). Sang in Rostock 1906–8, Breslau 1908–13. Leading sop. Berlin Opera 1913–31. NY Met 1922–4. Bayreuth Fest. 1914 and 1924–7. Gave f.p. of Strauss's 3 Hymns, Op.71, Berlin 1921. Wife of Max von Schillings. NY Met début 1923 (created title‐role in Schillings's Mona Lisa). Became stage dir. in Berlin in 1930s.

Subjects: Music.


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