NPR logo Remembering Soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf


Remembering Soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Remembering Soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Audio will be available later today.

Remembering Soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

  • <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. hide caption

toggle caption

German soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf died Thursday at age 90. Along with Maria Callas, she was considered one of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century. Washington Post critic Tim Page and Schwarzkopf biographer Alan Jefferson comment on her career, which was not without controversy. And, from one of her many recordings, Schwarzkopf sings music by Richard Strauss: the song called "Dedication." George Szell leads the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Related NPR Stories



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.