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Irmgard Seefried

The German soprano Irmgard Seefried, born 9 October 1919 at Köngetried, Bavaria, had a distinctive and natural voice. She made her operatic début just before the war, and was with the Vienna State Opera from 1943, with débuts at Covent Garden and the New York Met in 1947 and 1953 respectively. Her career was outstanding with both Opera and Lieder, and she took a part in the rediscovery of Mozart's songs. She died in Vienna on 24 November 1998.

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