Leonie Rysanek


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(b Vienna, 1926; d Vienna, 1998).

Austrian soprano. Opera début Innsbruck 1949 (Agathe in Der Freischütz). Munich State Opera from 1952, Vienna State Opera from 1954. Débuts: CG 1953 (with Munich co.); S. Francisco 1956; Salzburg Fest. 1958; NY Met 1959; Bayreuth Fest. 1951. Notable singer of Strauss and Wagner roles. Late in her career sang Janáček roles of Kostelnička and Kabanicha.

Subjects: Opera.

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