Streich, Rita

OPERA SINGER (RUSSIA)
BORN 18 Dec 1920, Barnaul, Altai - DIED 20 Mar 1987, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Perchtoldsdorf (near Wien), Niederösterreich: Friedhof, Friedhofstrasse 3-5 (Quartier 5, Nummer 12)

Rita Streich was the born in Russia as the daughter of a prisoner of war. Her mother was Russian. After her father's released her parents went to Germany where she grew up. She had singing lessons in Augsburg and Berlin and her teachers were Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender, Erna Berger and Maria Ivogün.

In 1943 she debured at the Stadttheater in Aussig as Zerbinetta in "Ariadne auf Naxos". After the war she was engaged at the German State Opera in Berlin. In 1952 she was contracted by the State Opera in Vienna. She also appeared in Bayreuth, Rome, Salzburg, Milan, London and Chicago.

In 1974 she became a teacher at the Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen and at the Musikakademie in Vienna. She died of a brain tumour in Perchtoldsdorf near Vienna in 1987.

Images

The grave of Rita Streich at the Friedhof in Pechtoldsdorf.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2018)

 

Sources
Rita Streich – Wikipedia
Der Musiker Gräber - ALLGEMEINE KLASSIKTHEMEN - TAMINO-KLASSIKFORUM


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Published: 08 May 2021
Last update: 08 May 2021