Irene Abendroth

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Irene Abendroth
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Born July 14, 1871[1]
Lviv (Lemberg)
Died September 1, 1932(1932-09-01) (aged 61)[2]
Nationality Polish[2]
Occupation Opera singer

Irene Abendroth (1871-1932) was a Polish[2] coloratura soprano singer.[1] She was a pupil of Frau Wilczek. She was a member of the Vienna court opera in 1889, and she sang in Riga and Munich, and again in Vienna (1894-99).[1] She was engaged from 1899 to 1908 at the Royal Opera in Dresden.[1]

Her debut in March 1889 at "barely seventeen" as La sonnambula in Vienna, was critiqued as "extraordinary brilliancy of execution, in the best Italian manner, in smooth as well in staccato passages ...her voice is very thin" and she was given a distinctly favorable reception by the audience.[3] Following this performance, the Imperial Opera put "the youthful bravura singer" on trial for one year.[4]



  1. ^ a b c d Baker, Theodore; Remy, Alfred (1919). Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. G. Schirmer. p. 6. OCLC 19940414.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ a b c Frank W. Hoffmann (2004). Encyclopedia of recorded sound. CRC Press. pp. 6. ISBN 978-0-415-93835-8. 
  3. ^ "Music in Vienna". The Monthly Musical Record. 19 (220): 81. April 1889. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  4. ^ "Music in Vienna". The Monthly Musical Record. 19 (225): 201. September 1889. 

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