Rothenberger, Anneliese (1924—)

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Rothenberger, Anneliese (1924—)

German soprano. Born in Mannheim, Germany, on June 19, 1924; daughter of Joseph and Sophie (Haeffner) Rothenberger; studied with Erika Müller at the Mannheim Conservatory; married Gerd W. Dieberitz (a journalist), on July 1, 1954.

Debuted in Koblenz (1943), Hamburg State Opera (1946–56), Salzburg (1954), Metropolitan Opera debut (1960).

Anneliese Rothenberger created the title role in Sutermeister's Madame Bovary and Telemachus in Liebermann's Penelope. Other forays into modern opera included Hindemith's Mathis der Maler, Liebermann's Die Schule der Frauen, and Berg's atonal Lulu. She was also known as a specialist in Mozart and Strauss. With her career mainly concentrated at the Hamburg and Vienna Staatsoper, Rothenberger made numerous recordings of complete operas and operettas. She was also a skilled actress.

John Haag , Athens, Georgia

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