Anja Silja

(b. 1935)

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(b Berlin, 1935).

Ger. soprano. Solo recital in Berlin aged 15. Opera début Brunswick 1955 (Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia). Notable Wagnerian (Bayreuth from 1960). Débuts: London (SW) 1963 (with Frankfurt co.); CG 1967; Amer. (Chicago) 1968; NY Met 1972; Salzburg 1971. Hamburg Opera 1974–84. Remarkable singer‐actress, especially in Wagnerian roles in Wieland Wagner prods., also as Salome and Elektra, and as Marie and Lulu. Glyndebourne début 1989.

Subjects: Opera.

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