Irmgard Seefried

Soprano. Born 9 October 1919. Died 24 November 1988
Irmgard Seefried
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Irmgard Seefried

Irmgard Seefried Biography (Wikipedia)

Irmgard Seefried (9 October 1919 – 24 November 1988) was a distinguished German soprano who sang opera, sacred music, and lieder.

Maria Theresia Irmgard Seefried was born in Köngetried, near Mindelheim, Bavaria, Germany, the daughter of educated Austrian-born parents. She studied at Augsburg University before making her debut in Aachen as the priestess in Verdi's Aida in 1940. She began to sing leading parts in 1942 (Agathe in Weber's Der Freischütz in 1942, and the next year she made her debut at Vienna State Opera with Eva in Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg conducted by Karl Böhm). From then on, she remained with the State Opera until her retirement in 1976.

She sang at the Salzburg Festival every year from 1946 to 1964 (except 1955, 1961 and 1962) in operas (Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Marzelline in Fidelio and the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos), concerts and recitals.

She appeared at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London from 1947 to 1949, and also La Scala in Milan, the Edinburgh Festival, etc. She made her Metropolitan Opera in New York City debut in November 1953 as Susanna in Mozart's Nozze di Figaro and appeared there for only one season (1953–54), in five performances, all as Susanna.

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Johannes Brahms
Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52
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Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52
Richard Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59, TrV 227 / Act 3: "Marie Theres'!" - "Hab mir's gelobt,
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Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59, TrV 227 / Act 3: "Marie Theres'!" - "Hab mir's gelobt,
Antonín Dvořák
4 Partsongs Op 29
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4 Partsongs Op 29
Peter Cornelius, Erik Werba & Irmgard Seefried
Christmas Songs: The Kings
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Christmas Songs: The Kings
Albert Lortzing
Der Wildschutz
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Der Wildschutz
Cornelius, Irmgard Seefried & Erik Werba
Christus der Kindenfreund
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Christus der Kindenfreund
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Non temer, amato bene, K 490
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Non temer, amato bene, K 490
Erik Werba
Er, der Herrlichste von allen, Op 42 No 2; Ich kann's nicht fassen, Op 42 No 3
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Er, der Herrlichste von allen, Op 42 No 2; Ich kann's nicht fassen, Op 42 No 3
George Frideric Handel
Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Tu la mia stella sei
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Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Tu la mia stella sei
Carl Maria von Weber
Der Frieschutz: Leise, leise, fromme Weise
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Der Frieschutz: Leise, leise, fromme Weise

Der Frieschutz: Leise, leise, fromme Weise

Orchestra
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Charles‐François Gounod
St Cecilia Mass
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St Cecilia Mass

St Cecilia Mass

Choir
Czech Philharmonic Chorus
Orchestra
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Irmgard Seefried
Leise, leise, fromme Weise (Der Freischütz) (feat. Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra)
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Leise, leise, fromme Weise (Der Freischütz) (feat. Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra)
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