Kerstin Thorborg


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(b Venjan, 1896; d Falun, Dalarna, 1970).

Swed. mezzo‐soprano. Début Royal Opera Stockholm 1924 as Ortrud (Lohengrin). Stockholm Opera 1924–30; Prague 1932–3; Berlin 1933–5; Vienna 1935–8. Salzburg Fest. 1935–7; CG début 1936; NY Met 1936–50. Mainly Wagner and Strauss operatic roles. Soloist in famous 1936 Bruno Walter recording in Vienna of Das Lied von der Erde.

Subjects: Opera.

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