Lotte Lehmann

Lehmann, Lotte (lāˈmən, Ger. lāˈmän) [key], 1888–1976, German-American soprano. Lehmann studied at the Berlin State Conservatory. She made her debut in Hamburg in 1910 and was a member of the Vienna State Opera (1914–38). After her North American debut (1930) in Chicago, she sang with the Metropolitan Opera (1934–45). She wrote Eternal Flight (tr. 1938), a novel; Midway in My Song (tr. 1938), her autobiography; and More than Singing (tr. 1945), on technique and repertoire.

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