Rita Streich

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Hänsel und Gretel, Act II: Il nano Sabbiolino (Il nano Sabbiolino)
Hänsel und Gretel, Act III: Col sol che I monti inadora (Il nano Rugiadoso)

Rita Streich (December 18, 1920 – March 20, 1987), was one of the most admired and recorded lyric sopranos of the post-war period. Rita Streich was born in Barnaul, southern Siberia, in the Russian part of what was then the Soviet Union, to a German father and a Russian mother. She moved to Germany with her parents during her childhood. She grew up speaking both German and Russian fluently, some ...