Dernesch, Helga (1939–)

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Dernesch, Helga (1939–)

Austrian soprano and mezzo-soprano. Born Feb 3, 1939, in Vienna, Austria; studied at Vienna Conservatory (1957–61).

Debuted at the Berne Opera (1961); appeared at Bayreuth (1965–69); debuted at Salzburg (1969), Chicago (1971), Vienna Staatsoper (1972), and Metropolitan (1985); premiered in the operas of Aribert Reimann: Lear (1978) and Troades (1986).

See also Women in World History.

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