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Margarethe Arndt-Ober

Margarethe Arndt-Ober (b. Berlin, April 15, 1885–d. Bad Sachsa, March 17, 1971) was a German opera singer who had an active international career during the first half of the twentieth century. A highly skilled contralto, Ober enjoyed a particularly long and fruitful association with the Berlin State Opera from 1907 to 1944. She also was notably a principal singer at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City between 1913 and 1917.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 15th, 1885 (Berlin), Died March 17th, 1971 (Bad Sachsa)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1916

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto


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