Ingrid Bjoner dies at 78

Ingrid Bjoner, Norwegian opera-singer and professor died on Monday September 4th, in Oslo.

Ingrid Bjoner (Foto: Den Norske Opera)

Norwegian opera lost one of its most recognizable voices on 4th of September when singer and professor at the Norwegian State Academy of Music Ingrid Bjoner passed away.

Ingrid Bjoner, "Die Bjoner", has particularly made her mark as an interpreter of Wagner and Strauss. German opera houses in particular have monopolised her and she was permanently associated with the Munich Opera for over 25 years. She has also been a welcome guest at La Scala, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan, the Paris Opera, the Vienna Opera and many others. "Die Bjoner" has particularly made her mark as an interpreter of Wagner and Strauss. The applause after her magnificent Isolde at Bayreuth lasted for three quarters of an hour.
A real trouper, adored for a generation, Ingrid Bjoner was also a sought after teacher, both in Norway and abroad, she was professor at the Norwegian State Academy of Music.

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