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Lilian Benningsen (Contralto)

Born: July 17, 1924 - Vienna, Austria

The Austrian contralto, Lilian Benningsen, came from Vienna. Her guest appearances as Eboli in Verdi’s Don Carlos at the State Opera of Munich was so successful that she was asked to join the ensemble. She remained with the State Opera for many years. Concurrently, she had an eminent career as a concert and Lieder singer.

Portrait, 1966 [01]

Portrait, 1967 [02]

As Klytämnestra, in Elektra, 1974[03]

As Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier [04]

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As Frena in Nabucco [08]

Source: Liner notes to Teldec CD 9031-77614-2 (Cantatas BWV 67, 108 & 127 - conducted by Karl Richter, 1992)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2001); Manfred Krugmann (Photos 01-08, May 2011)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Karl Richter

Alto

BWV 67, BWV 108, BWV 244

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Munzinger Personen - Lilian Benningsen [German]

 

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