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Elisabeth Schumann - Biography, Website

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Operatic soprano and Lieder singer, born in Merseburg, EC Germany. She made her debut in Hamburg in 1909, and in 1919 was engaged by Richard Strauss for the Vienna State Opera, and sang in his and Mozart's operas all over the world, making her London debut in 1924. She later concentrated more on Lieder by such composers as Schubert, Hugo Wolf, and Richard Strauss. She left Austria in 1936, and became a US citizen in 1944.

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