Meier, Johanna, American soprano; b. Chicago, Feb. 13, 1938. She was a scholarship student at the Manhattan School of Music in N.Y. She made her debut with the N.Y.C. Opera in 1969 as the Countess in Strauss’s Capriccio, and continued to appear there regularly until 1979. She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as Strauss’s Ariadne on April 9, 1976, and subsequently appeared there regularly; also sang opera in Chicago, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Baltimore. In Europe, she had guest engagements in opera in Zürich, Vienna, Hamburg, Berlin, and Bayreuth; also appeared in concerts.
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