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Laura Hilgermann by Karoly

Laura Hilgermann by Karoly
Laura Hilgermann as Carmen 'Carmen" Bizet

(Laura Oberlander )
(Vienna Währing, 13 10, 1865; – Budapest (?), 1943)
(From 1887 was known as Laura Hilgermann)
Her voice was discovered by an operetta singer and Karl Maria Wolf and Siegfried Rosenberg (whom she married) in Vienna formed. In 1885 she made her debut at the Deutsches Theater in Prague as Azucena in 'Troubadour'. Until 1889, it remained at this house, which she left in 1889 after a dispute with the director Angelo Neumann. Then they sang 1890-1900 at the National Opera Budapest. She was appointed in 1900 by Gustav Mahler at the Vienna Court Opera, whose member she remained until 1920 (with a break in the season 1902-03) was, and where it still has performed well after 1920. In Vienna became the artist whose repertoire included both alto and soprano parts, great popularity. In 1920 she was made an honorary member of the Vienna State Opera. In 1900 she sang in a memorable new production of 'Così fan tutte' by Gustav Mahler in Vienna Dorabella. Your very multifaceted repertoire included among others the Sieglinde in the 'Valkyrie', the Mignon, Carmen,Amneris in 'Aida', Cherubino as the Countess, in 'Marriage of Figaro', the Idamantes in 'Idomeneo' and the Orpheus of Gluck this also lots in the then modern operas of Janác | vek, Schreker, Bittner and Korngold. She sang after a subsequent marriage under the name Laura Hilger man-Radó. After completion of her career she was a sought vocal teacher in Budapest and 1920-36 there professor at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music; among their students of Maria Nemeth, Gitta Alpar, Enid Szantho and Mary Ilosvay. She died during the siege of Budapest by the Russian army in the basement of her destroyed house


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