Frida Leider

Frida Leider (April 18, 1888 – June 4, 1975) was a German opera singer.

Leider was one of the most important dramatic sopranos of the 20th century. Her most famous roles were Wagner's Isolde and Brünnhilde, Beethoven's Fidelio, Mozart's Donna Anna, and Verdi's Aida and Leonora. She made over 80 recordings, mainly for Polydor and HMV.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1888 (Berlin), Died 1975 (Berlin)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 2B903 12-in. 5/18/1931 Ich sah' das Kind John Barbirolli ; Frida Leider ; London Symphony Orchestra Soprano vocal solo and orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  


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