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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1915–2006)

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf was born on December 9, 1915 in Jarotschin, Prussia, Germany [now Jarocin, Wielkopolskie, Poland] as Olga Maria Elisabeth Frederike Schwarzkopf. She was an actress, known for Closer (2004), Der Rosenkavalier (1962) and Das Mädchen von St. Coeur (1940). She was married to Walter Legge. She died on August 3, 2006 in ... See full bio »

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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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 2012 Elisabeth Heller: Die Jahrhundertfrau (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Die Zeit ist ein sonderbar' Ding")
 2008 True and Tender Is the North (performer: "Kinderlieder")
 2008 Adam Resurrected (as Elisabeth Schwartzkopf, "Nachtviolen")
 2004/I Closer (performer: "Oh, Dei, come veloce se ne va quella barca!", "Soave sia il vento")
 1949 St. Matthew Passion (Documentary) (music: "The St. Matthew Passion")
 1943 The Eternal Tone (performer: "Die Lerche und der Gaiger")
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 2007 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Karajan or Beauty as I See It (2007) ... Herself
 2000 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: Masterclass (TV Movie documentary)
 1949 St. Matthew Passion (Documentary)
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 2011 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (TV Movie documentary)
 2006 The Salzburg Festival (Video documentary)

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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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In 1946 she was invited to audition for Walter Legge, one of the most respected names in the classical music recording business, who signed her to an exclusive recording contract for EMI. In 1953, they married. See more »

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