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Gerhardt, Elena

Gerhardt, Elena (b Leipzig, 1883; d London, 1961). Ger.-born mezzo-soprano (orig. sop.) (Brit. cit.). Studied Leipzig Cons. 1900–4 and with A. Nikisch, who later often acted as her acc., as at her début, 1903, on her 20th birthday. After a few appearances at Leipzig, rejected opera in favour of the recital platform, becoming outstanding exponent of Ger. Lieder, esp. Wolf, Brahms, Schubert, R. Strauss. Eng. début 1906, Amer. 1912. Settled in London 1934. Sang during war at Nat. Gallery concerts and for a time afterwards, then became teacher.

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Gerhardt, Elena

Elena Gerhardt (ālā´nä gĕr´härt), 1883–1961, German mezzo-soprano and teacher of singing, studied at the Leipzig Conservatory. She made her debut in 1903. After a concert career in both the United States and Europe as an outstanding interpreter of German lieder, she taught in London from 1933 until her death.

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