Lotte Lehmann’s Records Banned in Austria

The Austrian authorities have announced a ban on records by lotte Lehmann, metropolitan opera soprano. (she recently took out her first citizenship papers in the united states.) miss Lehmann early in the nazi regime refused an engagement with the Prussian State Opera, declaring she would not sing where her repertoire was limited to “Aryan” audiences. A voluntary exile from Germany, she has four “non-Aryan” step-children who escaped from Austria shortly after Amschluss.

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