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GERTRUD PÅLSON-WETTERGREN, Contralto * 17 February 1897, Eslöv, Malmö, Sweden + 26 November 1991, Stockholm, Sweden;

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Born in Eslöv, Malmö, the child of singers, she studied first with Kallie Sandberg and later as the Royal Conservatory of Stockholm with Oscar Lejdström. After further studies with Mme. Capiani and Gillis Bratt in Stockholm, she made her debut in 1922 at the Royal Opera in Stockholm as Cherubino. During her long career there she sang in many Swedish operas, world premieres among them . “Resa till Amerika”, “Lycksalighetens ö” and “Marionetter” by Hilding Rosenberg, Korngold’s “Kathrin”, Kurt Atterberg’s “Bäckahästen” and “Singoalla” by Gunnar de Frumerie. In 1935 she made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Amneris. Carmen the following year in Chicago. Azucena at Covent Garden in 1938. Her repertoire included Brangane, Fricka, Venus, Eboli, Dalila, Mignon, Herodias, Marina, and roles in Boito’s “Nerone”, “Jenufa”, “The Consul”, “Peter Grimes”, “Khovanschina” and “Die Ferne Klang”. She retired in 1952.

Artist Biography by Charles Rhodes

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