Mielke, Antonia, German soprano; b. Berlin, c. 1852; d. there, Nov. 15, 1907. At first she sang chiefly coloratura roles, but gradually assumed the great dramatic parts, for which she was particularly gifted. She sang the Wagner heroines at the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y during the season of 1890–91 (succeeding Lilli Lehmann); also toured the U.S. in concert recitals. Returning to Germany, she continued her operatic career until 1902, when she settled in Berlin as a teacher.
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