Vienna mourns a popular soprano

Sonja Mottl, who sang 1,396 times at the Volksoper and on its tours to the US and USSR, has died at the age of 91. A natural soubrette, she sang roles in favourites operettas and several musicals. She was married twice – to the baritone Kurt Preger, who died in 1960, then to the Volksoper director Karl Dönch.


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