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date: 22 November 2019

Teschemacher, Margaretelocked

  • Harold Rosenthal
  • , revised by Alan Blyth

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(b Cologne, March 3, 1903; d Bad Wiessee, May 19, 1959). German soprano. She studied in Cologne, where she made her début in 1923 as Ruth in Die toten Augen. Her first great success came the following year as Micaèla, also at Cologne. Engagements followed at Aachen (1925–7), Dortmund (1927–8), Mannheim (1928–31), Stuttgart (1931–4), Dresden (1935–46) and Düsseldorf (1947–52). At Dresden she created the title role in Strauss’s Daphne (1938) and Miranda in Sutermeister’s Die Zauberinsel (1942); she was also the first Dresden Countess in Capriccio (1944). She sang Pamina and Elsa at Covent Garden in 1931 and Countess Almaviva and Donna Elvira during the Dresden Staatsoper’s visit to London in 1936. In 1934 she appeared at the Teatro Colón, as Arabella, Senta, Sieglinde and Mařenka. Teschemacher’s roles also included Jenůfa, Minnie, Kundry and Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini. Her warm lyric-dramatic voice can be heard on several recordings, most notably as Eva on Karl Böhm’s ...

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