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Convocation date: October 21, 1972
Discipline / contribution: music - voice
Citation / biographical information:
Miss Irene Salemka, an internationally acclaimed soprano, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at the fall Convocation ceremony of the U of S, Regina Campus, Oct.21.Degree received: Doctor of Laws
A native of Weyburn, Sask., Miss Salemka made her debut in London, Eng., at Sadlerâ€™s Wells Opera as â€œMimiâ€ and as â€œPaminaâ€ in â€œThe Magic Fluteâ€. She starred in a BBC TV production of â€œFaustâ€ opposite Boris Christoff and has since been recognized by European audiences as an opera star of the first rank. Her first performances were in Basel, Switzerland, where George Solti, the famous Hungarian conductor heard her, and engaged her for the Frankfurt State Opera where she performed from 1957-65. Later, Mr. Paul Hindemith, composer, engaged her for several performances of â€œIsrael in Egyptâ€.
[The Podium, 5 October 1972]
Degree presented at: University of Saskatchewan Regina Campus
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