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Reinhardt, Delia

Reinhardt, Delia

Reinhardt, Delia , German soprano; b. Elberfeld, April 27, 1892; d. Arlesheim, near Basel, Oct. 3, 1974. She studied with Strakosch and Hedwig Schako at the Hoch Cons. in Frankfurt am Main. She made her operatic debut in Breslau in 1913. In 1916 she joined the Munich Court (later Bavarian State) Opera, where she sang until 1923. She made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y. on Jan. 27, 1923, as Sieglinde; then sang at the Berlin State Opera (1924–33); also made guest appearances at Covent Garden in London (1924–27; 1929). She was married to Gustav Schützendorf , and later to Georges Sébastian . Among her outstanding roles were Desdemona, Elsa, and Eva.

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