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Trudeliese Schmidt (Contralto, Mezzo-soprano)

Born: November 7, 1941 (or 1934 or 1942 or 1943)* - Saarbrücken, Germany
Died: June 14, 2004 - Saarbrücken, Germany

The German mezzo-soprano, Trudeliese Schmidt, received her first training in Saarbrücken and Rome.

In 1965 Trudeliese Schmidt made her operatic debut as Hansel in Saarbrücken. In 1969 she became a member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf. From 1971 she appeared in various German music centres, and in 1974 toured Japan with the Bavarian State Opera of Munich. She sang Dorabella at the Glyndebourne Festival in 1976. In subsequent years, she appeared in leading European music centres.

In 1985 Trudeliese Schmidt was the soloist in Mozartís Coronation Mass with Herbert von Karajan and the Vienna Philharmonic at a special concert at the Vatican in Rome for Pope John Paul II. Among her prominent roles are Cherubino, Rossiniís Isabella, Weberís Fatima, and Strauss Octavian and Composer.

* Birth year: 1941 according to Baker's; 1942 according to Welt Online; 1943 according to IMDB; 1934 according to Answers.com & several other websites; month and day are identical in all sources



Source: Bakerís Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997); Photos 02-04 by Liz Brasholz; Fiume Simonini (January 2005)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2001, February 2010); Manfred Krugmann (Photos 05-12, July 2011)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Karl Richter

Alto

BWV 5, BWV 26, BWV 38, BWV 70, BWV 80, BWV 96, BWV 115, BWV 116, BWV 130, BWV 139, BWV 180

Links to other Sites

Narkotischer Mezzo: Zum Tod von Trudeliese Schmidt (Welt Online) [German]

Trudeliese Schmidt (Wikipedia) [German]
Trudeliese Schmidt (Answers.com)

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