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20 Aug 2009

Soprano Acclaimed for Wagner Roles

By Emily Langer [Washington Post, 20 April 2009]

Hildegard Behrens, 72, a German-born soprano who became one of the most acclaimed performers of Wagner’s epic operas, died Aug. 18 in a Tokyo hospital after suffering an apparent aneurysm. A former Washington area resident, she was in Japan to give a recital and master classes.

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