Lotte Lehmann

Lotte Lehmann in Beethoven's Fidelio
On the cover of Time magazine February 18, 1935

German soprano who was especially associated with German repertory.

- Lotte Lehmann
Lotte Lehmann in Beethoven's Fidelio

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Emily Magee as Ariadne and Jonas Kaufmann as Bacchus, Salzburg Festival 2012

Ariadne auf Naxos

1912 opera by Richard Strauss with a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

1912 opera by Richard Strauss with a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

Emily Magee as Ariadne and Jonas Kaufmann as Bacchus, Salzburg Festival 2012
1916 vocal score
Richard Strauss, 1917, by Emil Orlík
Anne Schwanewilms (Ariadne) and Johan Botha (Bacchus), Hamburg State Opera 2012
Maria Jeritza as Ariadne, 1917
The Sleeping Ariadne in Naxos by John Vanderlyn
Ariadne auf Naxos at the Hamburg State Opera 2012: the thespians attempt to cheer up Ariadne

It was first presented in Budapest on 19 April 1919 (in a Hungarian translation by Z. Harsányi), and in German in Graz on 12 March 1920, Amsterdam in January 1924, and London at the Royal Opera House on 27 May 1924 with Lotte Lehmann as Ariadne, Maria Ivogün as Zerbinetta (in her debut with the company), Elisabeth Schumann as the Composer, Karl Fischer-Niemann as Bacchus, and Carl Alwin conducting.

Ernst Edler von Schuch conducting Der Rosenkavalier (1912), by Robert Sterl

Der Rosenkavalier

Comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to an original German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

Comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to an original German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

Ernst Edler von Schuch conducting Der Rosenkavalier (1912), by Robert Sterl
Richard Strauss in 1910
Hogarth's The Countess's Morning Levee (ca. 1744), the inspiration for the Marschallin's morning reception
1927 portrait of Richard Mayr as Ochs by Anton Faistauer. Mayr sang this role 149 times in Vienna, Salzburg and London.
Delia Reinhardt as Octavian c. 1923
Farewell of Marschallin in act 3, with Mojca Erdmann, Sophie Koch and Krassimira Stoyanova (from left to right), Salzburg Festival 2014

The cast included Lotte Lehmann as the Marschallin and Marta Fuchs as Annina.

Music Academy of the West

Classical music-training program in Montecito, California.

Classical music-training program in Montecito, California.

In 2017, 400 early recordings have been digitized, among them recordings of Lotte Lehmann, Marilyn Horne, and Jerome Lowenthal.

Scene at the Graz Opera in 2015

Die tote Stadt

Opera in three acts by Erich Wolfgang Korngold set to a libretto by Paul Schott, a collective pseudonym for the composer and his father, Julius Korngold.

Opera in three acts by Erich Wolfgang Korngold set to a libretto by Paul Schott, a collective pseudonym for the composer and his father, Julius Korngold.

Scene at the Graz Opera in 2015
Libretto cover published in 1921
Opera notes with dedication
Die tote Stadt, Graz Opera 2015

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

16th century Roland statue

Perleberg

Capital of the district of Prignitz, located in the northwest of the German state of Brandenburg.

Capital of the district of Prignitz, located in the northwest of the German state of Brandenburg.

16th century Roland statue
The oldest house of the Perleberg
Lotte Lehmann

Lotte Lehmann, born here

Strauss in 1922

Intermezzo (opera)

Comic opera in two acts by Richard Strauss to his own German libretto, described as a Bürgerliche Komödie mit sinfonischen Zwischenspielen .

Comic opera in two acts by Richard Strauss to his own German libretto, described as a Bürgerliche Komödie mit sinfonischen Zwischenspielen .

Strauss in 1922

After Lotte Lehmann had congratulated Pauline on this "marvelous present to you from your husband", Pauline's reply was reported as "I don't give a damn".

The Trapp Family in January 1946. Photograph by Conrad Poirier.

Trapp Family

The Trapp Family (also known as the von Trapp Family) were a singing group formed from the family of former Austrian naval commander Georg von Trapp.

The Trapp Family (also known as the von Trapp Family) were a singing group formed from the family of former Austrian naval commander Georg von Trapp.

The Trapp Family in January 1946. Photograph by Conrad Poirier.
The Trapp Family rehearsing before a concert, near Boston, 27 September 1941.
Cor Unum (later the "Trapp Family Lodge"), home of the Trapp Family Singers in the U.S., in 1954

While singing at their Salzburg home they were also heard by the German concert singer Lotte Lehmann, who persuaded them to take part in the song competition in Salzburg in 1936, for which they won a prize; after this, accompanied by Dr Wasner, the family toured and performed in Vienna and Salzburg, and undertook a European tour that encompassed France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and England.

Photograph of Hugo Wolf

Hugo Wolf

Austrian composer of Slovene origin, particularly noted for his art songs, or Lieder.

Austrian composer of Slovene origin, particularly noted for his art songs, or Lieder.

Photograph of Hugo Wolf
Star on Musik Meile Vienna
Hugo Wolf (1885)
Wolf in 1902

Significant early Wolf recording artists included Elisabeth Schumann, Heinrich Rehkemper, Heinrich Schlusnus, Josef von Manowarda, Lotte Lehmann, Karl Erb and others.

The St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery Church in the middle of the Vienna Central Cemetery

Vienna Central Cemetery

One of the largest cemeteries in the world by number of interred, and is the most well-known cemetery among Vienna's nearly 50 cemeteries.

One of the largest cemeteries in the world by number of interred, and is the most well-known cemetery among Vienna's nearly 50 cemeteries.

The St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery Church in the middle of the Vienna Central Cemetery
Buddhist burial ground
Muslim section
Protestant section with funerary chapel
Russian Orthodox chapel
Anatomy Memorial
Military section
Mausoleum of the architect Max Fleischer (1841–1905) in the old Jewish section
Mortuary building
Ludwig van Beethoven's grave.
Ludwig Boltzmann's grave.
Johannes Brahms's grave.
Arnold Schoenberg's grave.
Franz Schubert's grave.
Johann Strauss' I grave.
Franz Werfel's grave.
Hedy Lamarr's grave.

Lotte Lehmann (1888–1976), opera singer

Bruno Walter, Vienna, 1912

Bruno Walter

German-born conductor, pianist and composer.

German-born conductor, pianist and composer.

Bruno Walter, Vienna, 1912
The young Bruno Walter
Dr. Bruno Walter, 1937
Caricature of Walter conducting

1935: Richard Wagner, Die Walküre (Act I), with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, feat. soloists Lotte Lehmann, Lauritz Melchior, Emanuel List, et al. (EMI Great Recordings of the Century, Naxos Historical)