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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1915–2006)

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf was born on December 9, 1915 in Jarotschin, Prussia, Germany as Olga Maria Elisabeth Frederike Schwarzkopf. She was an actress, known for Closer (2004), Der Rosenkavalier (1962) and St. Matthew Passion (1949). She was married to Walter Legge. She died on August 3, 2006 in Schruns, Vorarlberg, Austria. See full bio »

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Known For

Closer Soundtrack
Der Rosenkavalier
Der Rosenkavalier The Marschallin
St. Matthew Passion
Das Mädchen von St. Coeur
Das Mädchen von St. Coeur Mademoiselle Thérèse de Lorm


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 1954 Svengali
Trilby O'Farrall (singing voice)
 1944 Der Verteidiger hat das Wort
 1943 The Eternal Tone
Vocal:'Der Lerche und der Gaiger' (uncredited)
 1943 Nacht ohne Abschied
 1940 Das Mädchen von St. Coeur (Short)
Mademoiselle Thérèse de Lorm
 1939 Three Non-Coms
Carmen in den Theaterszenen
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Her stage credits include: The Feldmarschallin von Werdenberg in the opera "Der Rosenkavalier", words by Hugo von Hofmannsthal , music by Richard Strauss (Royal Opera House, London, 1959)

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Dame Elisabeth Schwazkopf

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One of the most famous operatic sopranos of the twentieth century, as famous for her looks as for her voice. Many of her recordings for EMI are still classical best sellers - among them two versions of "The Merry Widow", recordings of "The Magic Flute" and Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" conducted by Otto Klemperer, her classic recording of Richard Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier", and her two ... See more »

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