Pilar Lorengar

Spanish Soprano

* 1928-01-16 Saragossa (as Pilar Lorenza García)
+ 1996-06-03 Berlin

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Pilar Lorengar studied for eight years with Angeles Ottein, whose specialty was the Zarzuela repertoire, with which Lorengar started her career in 1949. She progressed to an engagement in Barcelona, where she sang in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Brahms's "Ein deutsches Requiem". In 1955, she debuted at as Cherubino at the Festival of Aix-en-Provence (France) under Hans Rosbaud. In 1956 she debuted as Pamina in Gui's "Die Zauberflöte" at the Glyndebourne festival, from 1958 she was a ensemble member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she played many roles such as the Contessa in "Le nozze di Figaro", FIordiligi, Agathe, Elsa, Eva. Her last triumph at Berlin was as Valentine in John Dew's 1987 production of "Les Huguenots". She sang Illia at the 1961 Salzburg Festival. In 1963, she was a guest to the ROH Covent Garden, London, in the role of Donna Elvira. In 1966, she sang Donna Anna at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. She was a frequent guest to the Vienna State Opera (as Suor Angelica, Alice Ford)

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