Dorothea Wendling

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Contemporary engraving of Dorothea Wendling, singing the role of Ilia at Munich, exact date unknown.

Maria Dorothea Wendling, née Spurni (21 March 1736 – 20 August 1811) was a German soprano. Born in Stuttgart, she is remembered for being the singer for whom Mozart wrote the role of Ilia[1] in Idomeneo, re di Creta. She died in Munich.


  1. ^ Hermann Abert, W. A. Mozart (English edition), p. 540