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  • Sabine Kalter

    Sabine Kalter

    There were times, especially during the early years of our century, when the Volksoper of Vienna was held in greater esteem than the Court Opera House. Its director, Rainer Simons, had one great advantage over his colleague at the Court Opera: he possessed an unerring …

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  • Maria Olszewska

    Maria Olszewska

    The distinct need for independence of Maria Olszewska´s self-willed personality strongly influenced her remarkable singing career. Apart from Olszewska´s artistic achievements, her hot-tempered character and her seductive appearance, which led to several affaires in her private life, contributed much to the timeless popularity of this …

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  • Marian Anderson E1433651917275

    Marian Anderson

    Marian Anderson is an intriguing figure in the history of 20th Century opera. She only ever performed once on an opera stage (Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera at the Metropolitan Opera in 1955) and yet she is one of the most important opera singers …

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