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Sieglinde Wagner (Contralto)

Born: 21st April 1921, Linz, Austria

Died: 31st December 2003, Berlin, Germany

Nationality: Austrian

Sieglinde Wagner was an Austrian operatic contralto, who could also sing mezzo-soprano roles.

Wagner was born in Linz, and studied in Linz and Munich. In 1947, she made her debut at the Vienna State Opera. Two years later, she was hired by Wilhelm Furtwängler to sing in The Magic Flute at the Salzburg Festival. After this successful collaboration, Furtwängler signed her to sing Floßhilde and Grimgerde in Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen at La Scala.

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