Ljuba Welitsch

Ljuba Welitsch

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ljuba Welitsch ( born 10 July 1913, Borissovo, Bulgaria - died 1 September 1996, Vienna, Austria) was a celebrated Bulgarian, later Austrian, operatic soprano. She studied singing at Sofia Conservatory with professor Georgi Zlatev-Cherkin. After specializing in Vienna, she first appeared in Sofia in 1936. Engagements followed in Graz, Hamburg, Munich and finally at the Vienna State Opera. Known for her red hair and exuberant vivacity, her most famous role was that of Salome, which she performed under the composer, Richard Strauss, himself in 1944 on his 80th birthday. She sang the same role for her London debut in 1947 and her first performance at the Metropolitan Opera, New York on 4 February 1949. She also sang the title roles of Tosca and Aida, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Minnie in La fanciulla del West and Musetta in La boh me.show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134957402
  • 9786134957403