Marianne Schech


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(b Geitau, 1914; d Munich, 1999).

Ger. soprano. Début at Coblenz 1937 (Marta in Tiefland). From 1937 to 1945 sang in Münster, Munich, Düsseldorf, and Dresden. Member of Bavarian State Opera, Munich, 1945–70, specializing in Wagner and Strauss roles. CG début 1956; NY Met 1957; S. Francisco 1959. Was one of singers of trio from Der Rosenkavalier at Strauss's funeral, 1949.

Subjects: Music.

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