Inger Karén

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Inger Karén von Zarembskij (born August 4, 1908 in Berlin , † October 9, 1972 in Dresden ) was a Danish-German opera singer (alto).


Karén was the daughter of the Danish singing teacher and composer Jens Federhof-Møller and the concert soprano Fanny Gerich .

After her training by her mother, her stage career began in 1928 at the Landestheater von Neustrelitz. She then worked in Coburg, Darmstadt and Frankfurt am Main (1934–1935).

From 1935 she was employed as first contralto at the Dresden State Opera . She sang there continuously until 1963. During this time she studied over 60 roles. In 1935 Karén was appointed "Saxon Chamber Singer ". In 1945 she helped rebuild Saxon musical life.

The funeral service was in October 1972 in the Russian Orthodox Church in Dresden, musically supported by her former colleague Kammersänger Manfred Huebner. Inger Karén found her final resting place at the Russian Orthodox cemetery in Berlin-Tegel at the side of her husband. The Inger-Karén-Straße in Dresden is a reminder of her.

Your estate is kept in the Saxon State and University Library in Dresden and includes almost 600 letters from the period 1946–1971, congratulations and photos (1930–1968), concert programs and reviews.

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Individual evidence

  1. Joachim Jaenecke (Ed.): Directory of musical legacies in Germany . Former German Library Institute, Berlin 2000, p. 88 .