Lotte Lehmann in Beethoven's Fidelio
Scene at the Graz Opera in 2015
On the cover of Time magazine February 18, 1935
Libretto cover published in 1921
Opera notes with dedication
Die tote Stadt, Graz Opera 2015

In her 21 years with the company, Lehmann sang more than fifty different roles at the Vienna State Opera, including Marie/Marietta in Die tote Stadt, the title-roles in La Juive by Fromental Halévy, Mignon by Ambroise Thomas, and Manon by Jules Massenet, Charlotte in Werther, Marguerite in Faust, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin and Lisa in The Queen of Spades.

- Lotte Lehmann

The Berlin première was on 12 April 1924 with Lotte Lehmann as Marietta/Marie and Richard Tauber as Paul, conducted by George Szell.

- Die tote Stadt
Lotte Lehmann in Beethoven's Fidelio

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Armstrong in 1974

Karan Armstrong

American operatic soprano, who was celebrated as a singing actress.

American operatic soprano, who was celebrated as a singing actress.

Armstrong in 1974

She later studied with Lotte Lehmann in Santa Barbara, California.

She also performed in Douglas Moore's The Ballad of Baby Doe, Robert Ward's The Crucible, Carlisle Floyd's Susannah, Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann (as Giulietta, opposite Norman Treigle), Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle, Poulenc's La voix humaine, Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, Berg's Wozzeck, Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss, Les Troyens by Berlioz (as Cassandre), Korngold's Die tote Stadt, Wagner's Parsifal, Krenek's Karl V., Schoenberg's Erwartung, Wagner's Die Walküre (as Sieglinde), Janáček's Katya Kabanova and The Makropulos Case, Marcel Landowski's Montségur, Die Frau ohne Schatten (as the Färberin), Shostakovitch's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Henze's The Bassarids, Beethoven's Fidelio, Hindemith's Mathis der Maler (as Ursula), Wagner's Tannhäuser (as Venus, with René Kollo in the title role) and Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites (as Mother Marie of the Incarnation).