• Margarete Bäumer

    Margarete Bäumer

    One of Germany`s most successful and constant Wagnerian heroines and for a long time Leipzig`s leading dramatic soprano was Margarete Bäumer. Born on May 25th 1898 in Düsseldorf, she began to show her interest in music and theater at a very early age. After having …

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  • Selma Kurz

    Selma Kurz

    Selma was born on November 15th 1874 in Bielitz-Biala. As a young girl she started to work as a seamstress in order to financially support her family. In answer to an announce she applied to become a member of Kantor Goldmann´s choir. Kantor Goldmann instantly …

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  • Janine Micheau

    Janine Micheau

    On April 17th 1914 Janine Micheau was born in Toulouse. At the local conservatory she began her vocal studies and later attended the Conservatoire National Paris. As Cherubino in “Le nozze di Figaro” Micheau made her debut in 1933 at the Opéra Comique and enjoyed …

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  • Graziella Pareto

    Graziella Pareto

    The Eighties and Nineties of the 19th century have produced an impressive number of first rate Spanish coloratura-sopranos: Maria Galvany, Maria Barrientos, the more lyric Lucrezia Bori, Elvira de Hidalgo and Mercedes Capsir and Graziella (Graciela) Pareto born in Barcelona on May 15th 1889. Her mother …

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  • Mado Robin

    Mado Robin

    Madeleine Marie Robin was born at Yseures-sur-Creuse near Tours on December 29th 1918. She grew up on her parents` property where her and her two sisters` musical ambition was encouraged in every possible way. At the age of thirteen the girl took her first singing lessons …

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