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- ... that of thrice-married composer Alma Mahler (pictured), Tom Lehrer crooned, "Alma, tell us! / All modern women are jealous / Which of your magical wands / got you Gustav and Walter and Franz"?
- ... that mezzo-soprano Patricia Payne made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Ponchielli's La Gioconda, and took part in the first performance of Britten's Peter Grimes in New Zealand? 21 Jul 2018
- ... that the conductor Michael Hofstetter has performed and recorded rarely played operas at the Ludwigsburg Festival, including Salieri's Les Danaïdes?
- ... that Sarah Louvion, playing principal flute with the Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester, recorded 20th-century French music with solo flute by André Jolivet, Jacques Ibert, and others? 198 Jul 2018
- ... that in Der goldene Drache, the ninth opera by Péter Eötvös, five singers perform 18 characters, switching age and gender?
- ... that the title of "Da der Herr Christ zu Tische saß", a long Passion hymn by Nikolaus Herman published in 1560, alludes to the Last Supper?
- ... that a German plan for the invasion of the United Kingdom became part of the plot for a best-selling novel?
- ... that international windsurfing champion Lena Erdil is the daughter of a Turkish father and a German mother, who met each other while windsurfing?