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Destinn [Kittl], Emmy [Destinnová, Ema ]locked

  • Desmond Shawe-Taylor

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(b Prague, Feb 26, 1878; d České Budějovice, Jan 28, 1930). Czech soprano. She studied singing under Marie Loewe-Destinn, adopting the latter’s name in gratitude; in later life she used exclusively the Czech form of her stage name. On 19 July 1898 she made a highly successful début as Santuzza at the Berlin Kroll Oper, where she remained for ten years and became a great favourite in a wide repertory. Her international career began after a much acclaimed Senta at Bayreuth in ...

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