Orgeni, Aglaja (real name, Anna Maria von Görger St. Jörgen)

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Orgeni, Aglaja (real name, Anna Maria von Görger St. Jörgen)

Orgeni, Aglaja (real name, Anna Maria von Görger St. Jörgen), respected Hungarian soprano and teacher; b. Roma Szombat, Dec. 17, 1841; d. Vienna, March 15, 1926. She was a pupil of Pauline Viardot-Garcia at Baden-Baden, making her debut on Sept. 28, 1865, as Amina, at the Berlin Royal Opera. She made her first appearance in London on April 7, 1866, as Violetta, at Covent Garden; later sang in Vienna, Dresden, Berlin, Copenhagen, etc. From 1886 she taught singing at the Dresden Cons. She was made a Royal Professor in 1908, the first case of the title being conferred on a woman. In 1914 she settled in Vienna. Among her distinguished pupils were Erika Wedekind and Edyth Walker. She was held in high esteem for such roles as Agathe in Der Freischütz, Marguerite in Faust, Leonora in II Trovatore, and Valentine in Les Huguenots.

Bibliography

E. Brand, A. O. (Munich, 1931).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis Mclntire

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