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Death of a golden-age Vienna soprano, 91

February 28, 2017 by norman lebrecht

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A singer in post-War Vienna had to struggle for food.

Sonja Knittel, who was 22 in 1945, got herself an audition in Zurich. From there, she returned to Vienna’s Volksoper for three years before joining Nuremberg Opera in 1954, remaining there for the rest of her long career. She was renowned in operetta.

Her death was reported today in Nuremburg.


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