Personalities | Brigitte Fassbaender | Contemporary | Classical

b. 1939
German mezzo-soprano

After her Munich debut in 1961, Brigitte Fassbaender took on a variety of operatic personae, from trouser roles, such as Octavian in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier (sung also for her Covent Garden and Metropolitan Opera debuts), to Fricka in Wagner’s Das Rheingold and Countess Geschwitz in the first complete production of Berg’s Lulu (Paris, 1979). She became equally established as a singer of Lieder, especially Schubert and Mahler. She retired from singing in 1995, continuing to work as an opera director.

Introduction | Contemporary | Classical
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