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Austrian soprano Lotte Rysanek-Doerle dead at age 93

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/16/2016

VIENNA (AP) — The Vienna State Opera says that soprano Lotte Rysanek-Doerler, a long-time ensemble member, has died.

An opera statement Friday says that Rysanek-Doerler died Wednesday at age 93.

The sister of the late Austrian dramatic soprano Leonie Rysanek, Rysanek-Doerler appeared in nearly 1,000 performances and close to 50 roles at the State Opera. Appearances at other top venues included the Bayreuth Festival the Munich State Opera and the Hamburg State Opera.

Rysanek-Doerler also was an accomplished operetta and concert singer.

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