Dame Schwarzkopf (1915-2006) was a Flower Maiden in Wagner's Parsifal
in her opera debut. As Marchallin in Strauss's Rosenkavalier she made history. This book is a homage to one of the greatest singers of the last century. Honored by Queen Elisabeth II
she not only posessed an unmistakble timbre
but also a bewitching beauty.This pictorial volume
on which the soprano collaborated right up until the time of her sudden death
contains hundreds of costume and portrait photography from her private estate that together provides a lasting reflection of her personality and elegance. The core pictures were taken by the Viennese photographer to the stars
who for many years was the trusted companion of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.