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Frederica von Stade

(b. 1945)


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(b Somerville, NJ, 1945).

Amer. mezzo‐soprano. Opera début with NY Met 1970 (3rd Boy in Die Zauberflöte) and sang small roles there for three seasons. Glyndebourne début 1973; Salzburg Fest. début 1974; CG début 1975. Sang Mélisande at Santa Fe 1972 and Penelope in Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria at NY City Opera 1976, roles she later sang often elsewhere. Exceptional Oktavian in Der Rosenkavalier. Successful in Broadway musical recordings, e.g. Bernstein's On the Town.

Subjects: Music.


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