Coertse, Mimi (Maria Sophia)

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Coertse, Mimi (Maria Sophia) (b Durban, 1932). S. African soprano. Début Naples 1955 with Vienna State Opera as Flower Maiden in Parsifal. Vienna début 1956. Vienna Opera 1957–73. Salzburg Fest. début 1956; Glyndebourne 1957. Sang Aminta in Die schweigsame Frau at its f. Vienna p. 1968. Returned to S. Africa 1973 and sang Countess in Le nozze di Figaro in Pretoria 1989.