Personalities | (Dame) Elisabeth Schwarzkopf | Contemporary | Classical

German soprano

Schwarzkopf made her debut at the Städtische Oper in 1938 as a flower maiden in Parsifal. She joined the Vienna State Opera, with which she appeared on the company’s visit to Covent Garden in 1947. She then joined the resident company at Covent Garden, singing many German and Italian roles. She made her Salzburg and La Scala debuts in 1949 as Mozart’s Countess, and her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1949 as Strauss’s Marschallin. She created the role of Anne Trulove in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (Venice, 1951).

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