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Kerstin Meyer, Carmen, mezzo-soprano, Royal Opera House


Mezzo-soprano Kerstin Meyer, who died at the age of 92 on April 14, 2020, appeared in several operas with Jussi. Recordings survive featuring him with Meyer as Maddalena in Rigoletto in 1957 and as Azucena in Il trovatore in 1960 at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm, the latter being the same role in which she had made her debut there in 1952. She was a longtime member of the Royal Swedish Opera and the Hamburg State Opera and made many guest appearances at the major opera houses of London, Milan, New York, Vienna, and elsewhere. She often performed in concert with Elisabeth Söderström, with whom she had shared a teacher, along with another pupil named Anna-Lisa Berg, later Björling.

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