Németh, Mária, Hungarian soprano; b. Könnend, March 13, 1897; d. Vienna, Dec. 28, 1967. She studied with Georg Anthes and Géza Laszló in Budapest, Giannina Russ in Milan, Fernando De Lucia in Naples, and Felicie Kaschowska in Vienna. She made her operatic debut as Sulamith in Königin von Saba in Budapest in 1923. In 1924 she became a member of the Vienna State Opera, where she remained until 1946; also made appearances at Covent Garden in London, La Scala in Milan, Munich, Rome, Paris, and Salzburg. She sang both lyric and coloratura roles during her career, excelling as the Queen of the Night, Aida, Donna Anna, and Tosca, among others.
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