Catarina Ligendza b/w Photo as Bruennhilde at the Deutschen Oper, Berlin.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
4,1 x 5,8 inches. Very fine condition.
Catarina Ligendza is a Swedish soprano opera singer. She was the daughter of the soprano Brita Hertzberg and the tenor Einar Beyron. She studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, then from 1959 to 1963, at the Hochschule fuer Musik Wuerzburg, and finally with Josef Greindl at the Hochschule fuer Musik Saar.
In 1965 she made her debut as the Countess in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro in Linz. Afterwards she sang in Braunschweig and Saarbruecken and then at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 1969, engagements followed in Stuttgart and Hamburg and in 1971 she took the role of Leonore in Fidelio at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
As a dramatic soprano, she was prominent in the Wagner repertoire and appeared at the Bayreuth Festival from 1971-1977 and in 1987 as Bruennhilde and Isolde. She also sang at La Scala, the Royal Opera House in London, in Munich and Vienna. She retired in 1988.