Obituary: Mezzo-Soprano Anna Ringart Dies at 86

By Francisco Salazar

Mezzo-soprano Anna Ringart has died at the age of 86. The Opéra de Paris announced the news on Feb. 24, 2024.

Ringart studied singing in Germany and Italy and made her debut in Lübeck, Düsseldorf, and Hamburg.

She was brought to the Paris Opera by Rolf Liebermann where for 17 years she participated in numerous productions with prestigious directors. Among the directors she worked with were Grüber, Pizzi, Berghaus, Strehler, Chéreau, and Lavelli. She also went on to work with such conductors as Karl Böhm, Georg Solti, Seiji Ozawa, and Pierre Boulez.

In the last year of Liebermann’s leadership at the Paris Opera, she performed the role of La Naurrice in “Boris Godunov.”

Throughout her career, she became well known for her work in 20th-century music and performed such works as Schönberg’s “Erwartung” and “Pierrot lunaire” for which she became recognized. She also participated in numerous contemporary festivals as Tag der Neuen Musik in Hanover, Musica Nova in Bremen, and in France at the Royan Festival.

In 1999, she was appointed director of the Lyric Training Center of the Paris Opera.