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Cebotari, Maria (opera)

Harold Rosenthal

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2002 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Kishineu, 10/Feb 23, 1910; d Vienna, June 9, 1949). Austrian soprano of Russian birth . She studied with Oskar Daniel in Berlin and made her début at the Dresden Staatsoper in 1931 as Mimì, remaining there until 1936; in 1935 she created Aminta in Die schweigsame Frau. She sang at the Berlin Staatsoper (1936–44) and at the Vienna Staatsoper (1946–9). She first appeared at Covent Garden with the Dresden company in 1936 as Susanna, Zerlina and Sophie, and returned there in 1947 with the Vienna Staatsoper as Countess Almaviva, Donna Anna and Salome. She appeared regularly in Salzburg in Mozart roles, and there created Lucile in Dantons Tod (1947). Her repertory also included Butterfly, Violetta, Tatyana, Arabella and Turandot. In 1934 she was made a Kammersängerin. Cebotari was a sensitive artist and a fine actress, with a beautiful fresh voice and a charming stage presence....

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Subjects: Opera

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