Fassbaender, Brigitte

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Fassbaender, Brigitte (b Berlin, 1939). Ger. mezzo-soprano and producer, daughter of Willi Domgraf-Fassbänder. Début Munich 1961 (Nicklausse in Les Contes d'Hoffmann); CG 1971; S. Francisco 1970; Salzburg Fest. 1972; NY Met 1974; Vienna 1976. Member of Bavarian State Opera from 1961. Glyndebourne début 1990 (Clairon in Capriccio). Specialist in travesti roles. Prod. Der Rosenkavalier, Munich 1989. Brit. début as prod., Leeds (Opera North) 1992 ( Schreker's Der ferne Klang). Outstanding Lieder singer.

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