Bokor, Margit

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Bokor, Margit

Bokor, Margit, Hungarian soprano; b. Losoncz, near Budapest, 1905; d. N.Y., Nov. 9, 1949. She received her training in Budapest and Vienna. After making her operatic debut in Budapest (1928), she sang in Berlin (1930) and then with the Dresden State Opera (1931–35), where she created the role of Zdenka in Strauss’s Arabella in 1933. Following appearances at the Salzburg Festival (from 1934) and the Vienna State Opera (1935–38), she settled in the U.S. After appearances in Chicago and Philadelphia, on April 6, 1947, she made her N.Y. City Opera debut as the Composer in Ariadne.

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