Music Stories: February 22nd (1929)

Anny Schlemm, The All-Round Singer

Monika Beer
Monika Beer

In the recent history of musical theater, there have been very few singers who have succeeded in every vocal range. Anny Schlemm is one of them. Born on February 22nd 1929, she more or less grew up on the opera stage. Her father was a chorus singer – first in Frankfurt, then in Halle, at the venue where his daughter would make her debut aged seventeen. In an interview with Ekkehard Pluta, she later recalled: 

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