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LEHMANN, Lotte (1888-1976), German-American soprano, born in Perleberg, Germany. She studied in Hamburg and made her operatic debut in 1909 at the Hamburg Opera House. She appeared in all the standard works of the German repertoire, notably in the operas of Richard Wagner and of Richard Strauss, who wrote the title role in Arabella especially for her. Her most famous role was the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss. Internationally acclaimed, she sang with, among others, the Vienna State Opera, the Chicago Opera Company, and the Metropolitan Opera Company, New York City, and taught at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, Calif. She was not related to the celebrated German soprano Lilli Lehmann (1848-1929).

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