Streich, Rita (b Barnaul, 1920; d Vienna, 1987). Ger. soprano. Opera début Aussig (now Ústí nad Labem) 1943 (Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos). Berlin State Opera 1946–50; Berlin City Opera 1950–3. Débuts: Bayreuth Fest. 1952; Vienna State Opera 1953; Salzburg Fest. 1954; London (RFH) 1954 (with Vienna Opera); S. Francisco 1957; Glyndebourne 1958. Outstanding in Mozart (Queen of the Night, Constanze, Pamina) and Strauss (Zerbinetta, Sophie), Verdi's Gilda.
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