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The soprano Birgid Steinberger was born in Burghausen, in Bavaria, and started her vocal studies at the age of sixteen with Wilma Lipp in Salzburg, continuing from 1987 to 1989 with Charlotte Lehmann in Hanover and from 1992 with Kurt Widmer in Basel. In 1986 she won the Salzburg Gianna Szel Stiftung award and in 1990 was prizewinner in the Stuttgart International Hugo Wolf Competition. She made her début at the Heidelberg Schloss Festival as Despina and was a member of the Basel Theatre company. Since 1993 she has been a member of the Vienna State Opera and Volksoper, winning acclaim in opera and in operetta in a range of leading rôles, from Mozart to Lehár. In addition to her work in opera Birgid Steinberger appears in concerts and recitals at home and abroad, with a similarly wide repertoire, and has collaborated in recordings of Mozart operas. Since 2001 she has also served as professor of Lieder and oratorio at the Vienna Conservatory.

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