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Waltraud Meier

Grammy Award winner Waltraud Meier is a German dramatic soprano and mezzo-soprano singer. She is particularly known for her Wagnerian roles as Kundry, Isolde, Ortrud, Venus, Fricka, and Sieglinde, but has also had success in the French and Italian repertoire appearing as Eboli, Amneris, Carmen, and Santuzza. She resides in Munich. Meier has performed in the world's famed opera houses (including La Scala, Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Colón Theater). She performed Wagner at the Mecca of Wagner performance, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus. She has performed under the batons of conductors including Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, and Giuseppe Sinopoli. Waltraud Meier was born in Würzburg, Germany. She sang in various choral groups during her younger years. Upon finishing her secondary education, she began graduate studies in English and Romance Languages while also taking voice lessons. She studied singing with Professor Dietger Jacob. In 1976, she decided to concentrate on a singing career and soon thereafter debuted at the Würzburg Opera as Lola in Cavalleria rusticana. Over the next several years she performed regularly at the opera house in Mannheim (1976–78). She resides in Germany.


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Born:
Jan 9, 1956 In Würzburg, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
21
First Appeared:
In the movie The Ring Cycle: Gotterdammerung 1991-07-04
Latest Project:
Movie Lohengrin 2019-07-05
Known For
Poster of Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Poster of Wagner: Die Walküre
Poster of Cavalleria rusticana
Poster of Wozzeck

Waltraud Meier Movies Filmography

Movie
Lohengrin
Ortrud 2019-07-05
Movie
Elektra
Klytaemnestra 2017-09-09
Movie
Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Waltraute/Zweite Norn 2014-03-03
Movie
Wagner: Die Walküre
Sieglinde 2013-11-04
Movie
Elektra
Klytämnestra 2013-10-05
Movie
Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Waltraude 2013-03-19
Movie
Elektra - Salzburger Festspiele
Klytämnestra 2010-08-01
Movie
Tannhäuser
Venus 2009-10-19
Movie
Tristan und Isolde
Isolde 2007-12-07
Movie
Lohengrin
Ortrud 2006-01-01
Movie
Fidelio
Leonore 2006-10-21
Movie
Parsifal
Kundry 2005-03-19
Movie
Tristan und Isolde
Unknown 1998-01-01
Movie
Carmen
Carmen 1997-03-25
Movie
Cavalleria rusticana
Santuzza 1996-07-13
Movie
Metropolitan Opera Gala James Levine's 25th Anniversary
Herself 1996-04-27
Movie
Verdi: Don Carlos
La Princesse Eboli 1996-03-01
Movie
Tristan und Isolde
Unknown 1995-07-03
Movie
Wozzeck
Marie 1994-01-01
Movie
Parsifal
Kundry 1993-04-07
Movie
The Ring Cycle: Gotterdammerung
Waltraude 1991-07-04