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Brigitte Pfretzschner (Contralto)

Born: January 6, 1936 - Dresden, Saxony, Germany

The German contralto, Brigitte Pfretzschner, studied at the Carl Maria von Weber-Musikhochschule Dresden with Klara Elfriede. She contubnued her studies with the Dresden pesagogues Marga Seidel and Senta Kutzschbach.

Brigitte Pfretzschner nade her debut in 1959 at the Staatsoper Dresdens Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart. She had a long and successful career in this opera house and was later engaged at the same time also at the Staatsoper Berlin. She has performed at the opera houses of Leipzig, Budapest and Leningrad and at the Opera Festival of Wiesbaden. Her dark timbre and rich voice enabled her singing successfully both on stage and in conzert repertoire.

Recordings: Eterna, Christophorus-Verlag (Sacred Music by Johann Adolf Hasse), Capriccio (Symphonies by Gustav Mahler).

 

Source: Operissimo Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (June 2012)
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Aryeh Oron (June 2012)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Martin Flämig

Alto

BWV 26, BWV 232 [2nd], BWV 232 [3rd], BWV 248/4-6 [2nd]

Karl Frotscher

Alto

BWV 54, BWV 60, BWV 248/1-3 [1st]

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