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Lehmann, Marie

Lehmann, Marie, esteemed German soprano, sister of Lilli Lehmann; b. Hamburg, May 15, 1851; d. Berlin, Dec. 9, 1931. She received her training from her mother and her sister. On May1, 1867, she made her operatic debut as Aennchen in Leipzig, and then appeared in Breslau, Cologne, Hamburg, and Prague. She sang with her sister in the first mounting of Wagner’s Ring cycle at the Bayreuth Festival in 1876, appearing as Wellgunde and Ortlinde. From 1882 to 1896 she was a leading member of the Vienna Court Opera. In later years, she taught voice in Berlin. Among her notable roles were Mozart’s Donna Elvira and Donna Anna, Bellini’s Adalgisa, and Meyerbeer’s Marguerite de Valois.

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