Berlin mezzo dies, at 69

Berlin mezzo dies, at 69


norman lebrecht

January 17, 2017

A member of the Berlin State Opera from 1987 until illness enforced her retirement in 2009, Rosemarie Lang was a regular performer in a highly competitive ensemble.

He roles included Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Sesto in La clemenza di Tito by Mozart, Romeo in I Capuleti od I Montecchi by Bellini, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini, Octavian in Rosenkavalier and Clairon in Capriccio. Kurt Masur selected her for several recordings.

Rosemarie died on January 12, aged 69.


  • Fabio Luisi says:

    She was a great singer and a lovely human being. A real artist and an outstanding concert singer. I loved to work with her and, besides of working together in the 90’s in Berlin, I invited her often for concerts with MDR Symphony Orchestra in Leipzig.

  • john Niles says:

    A very good friend and former colleague. I knew that she had been sick. I am very sad to hear this. She was a fine artist.