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Rysanek, Leonie

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Born: 1926 AD
Died: 1998 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: Australian
Categories: Singer

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1926 - Born in Vienna on the 14th of November.

1949 - Her operatic debut in Innsbruck.

1951 - She was the first Sieglinde of the new Bayreuth Festival in Die Walküre under Herbert von Karajan.

1972 - Cautious of playing out of her league, she didn't tackle Salome when she was 46, although she kept the role of Sieglinde in her active repertoire from her early 20s until age 62.

         - She avoided offers to sing Isolde in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde despite speculation that the role would be perfect for her.

1998 - Died on the 7th of March.













 

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