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Margit Bokor
Birth: Jun. 1, 1905
Budapest, Hungary
Death: Nov. 9, 1949
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Opera Singer. A light soprano, she had a noted European career during which she appeared in at least two major world premieres. Raised near Budapest, little is known of her early life; she studied at the conservatories of Vienna and Budapest, made her 1928 professional bow with the Budapest National Opera in Beethoven's "Fidelio", and was in the company of the Leipzig National Opera from 1928 until 1930. In 1930, Margit made a guest appearance with the Berlin State Opera as Leonora from Verdi's "Il Trovatore", a role much heavier than her usual fare; singing in Dresden from 1930 to 1933, she was Zdenka for the July 1, 1933 world premiere of Richard Strauss' "Arabella" with Viorica Ursulaec in the lead. Moving on to Vienna, her roles included Violetta in Verdi's "La Traviata", Elisabeth in the same composer's "Don Carlos", several Mozartean ladies including Dorabella from "Cosi fan tutte", Zerlina in "Don Giovanni", and Susanna of "The Marriage of Figaro", along with Musetta from Puccini's "La Boheme", and both Octavian and Sophie of Richard Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier". Margit was Anita for the January 20, 1934 Vienna world premiere of Franz Lehar's "Guiditta" with Jarmila Novotna in the title role but was to leave Vienna in 1938 as Europe was rapidly becoming untenable for Jews. She gave her Paris Opera debut in 1938 as the Woodbird from Wagner's "Siegfried", then after appearing in Amsterdam and Brussels departed for the United States in 1939. She made her American bow in St. Louis as Nedda of Leoncavallo's "I Pagliacci", gave her only Metropolitan Opera performance as Octavian on January 14, 1941 in Philadelphia, and was to be heard on numerous occasions with the San Francisco Opera as well as in Chicago and with the New York City Opera. Her American roles included the Composer of Richard Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos", the title lead of Ambrose Thomas "Mignon", Rosalinde of Johann Strauss II's "Der Fledermaus", Oscar in Verdi's "Un Ballo en Maschera", and Giulietta from Jacques Offenbach's "The Tales of Hoffman", as well as Zerlina, Sophie, and Musetta. Margit joined the New York City Opera in 1947 but died two years later following a protracted illness; her recorded legacy, though small, has been preserved. Her year of birth is listed between 1900 and 1905 with "Grove's" stating the date listed above. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Woodside
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Second Calvary, Section 15, Range 12, Plot A, Grave 17
 
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Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Jul 16, 2011
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