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Sigrid Onegin

Sigrid Onegin
Sigrid Onégin
(Elizabeth Elfriede Sigrid Hoffmann)
1889 – 1943
Swedish contralto
She studied in Frankfurt, Munich, and Milan, and also took lessons from Lilli Lehmann and Margarethe Siems She made her professional debut in concert under her maiden name, Lilly Hoffmann in 1911. After her marriage to Russian pianist and composer Eugene Onégin (1870–1919), she sang briefly as Lilly Hoffmann-Onégin. Debut as Carmen in “Carmen” by Bizet at Stuttgart in October 1912, She created Dryad in “Ariadne auf Naxos “ By Richard Strauss atd the Stuttgart Opera in 1912 .She went to the Munich Opera in 1919.
In the 1920s, she spent two seasons at the Metropolitan Opera and one at Covent Garden, singing Amneris (Aida) as well as a variety of Wagnerian roles. In the 1930s, she sang at Salzburg and Bayreuth Festival, but she was most widely sought after for her concert performances..Her last concert appearance came in the United States in 1938. Roles included. Orfeo in “ Orfeo ed Euridice” by Gluck , Eboli in “Don Carlos” by Verdi , Fidès in “Le prophète” by Meyerbeer , Erda in both “Das Rheingold “ & “Siegfried” by Wagner , Lady Macbeth in “Macbeth” by Verdi , Fricka in both “Das Rheingold & Die Walküre” by Wagner ,Waltraute in “Die Walküre & Götterdämmerung” by Wagner ,Brangäne in “Tristan und Isolde” by Wagner , Amneris in “Aida” by Verdi and Orsini in “Lucrezia Borgia” by Donizetti

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