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Dvořákova, Ludmila

Dvořákova, Ludmila (b Kolín, 1923). Cz. soprano. Opera début Ostrava 1949 (as Káťa Kabanová). Bratislava Opera 1952–4; Prague 1954–60; Berlin State Opera from 1960. First sang Brünnhilde (Ring) in Berlin 1962, Isolde in Karlsruhe 1964. Vienna début 1965; Bayreuth 1965; NY Met 1966. Sang Brünnhilde in Ring cycles CG 1966–71. Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Dusseldorf, 1973–4. Mez. roles from late 1970s. Visited Japan with Berlin and Hamburg State operas 1982 and 1984.

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