Loose, Emmy, Austrian soprano; b. Karbitz, Bohemia, Jan. 22, 1914; d. Vienna, Oct. 14, 1987. She was educated at the Prague Cons., then made her debut as Blondchen in Die Entflihrung aus dem Serail in Hannover (1939). From 1941 she sang with the Vienna State Opera; also appeared at the festivals in Salzburg, Glynde-bourne, and Aix-en-Provence, at Milan’s La Scala, London’s Covent Garden, and in South America. From 1970 she taught at the Vienna Academy of Music. She was admired for her fine soubrette roles in the operas of Mozart andRichard Strauss.
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