- Category : Entertain-Music-Vocalist-Opera
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Endeavor 2
German-Austrian soprano who made her operatic debut in "Aida" in Aachen, 1940. As a child she studied with her father before entering Augsburg Conservatory, and later studied with Paoloa Novikova. She joined the Vienna State Opera in 1943 and made a London debut with the company in 1947.
Seefried sang at Salzburg, Stuttgart, La Scala, and had one season at the Met. A vibrant, spontaneous performer, she had a warm soprano voice and sympathetic musicianship. Her greatest success was in the postwar years singing the operas of Mozart and Strauss. She was noted for clarity of voice and an appealing stage presence.
In 1953, she and her husband violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan, with whom she had two daughters, did a world tour together. Her debut at the Met in New York was on 11/20/1953. She did several concert tours of the U.S. and of the Far East during the '50s.
Seefried died of cancer 11/24/1988, Vienna, Austria.