, 15 January 1908, Saloniki.
DIED: 2 February 1984, Zurich.
FAMILY: Married to a Swiss psychiatrist.
STUDIED: Her voice was discovered by her parents at a very early age and she would sing in churches with solos, at weddings and funerals. She studied with the well-known voice teacher
Oscar Daniel at the Musikhochschule Berlin.
DEBUT: Discovered by Bruno Walter at a Highschool performance where she sang Norina in Don Pasquale
(1927); Early professional debut as Barbarina under Bruno Walter (who became her mentor) at the Berlin State Opera (1927); Debut as Violetta at the Wiener Staatsoper (1935).
Barbarina, Susanna and Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart); Zerlina Don Giovanni (Mozart); Hannele Hanneles Himmelfahrt (Graener); Amor Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck); Königin der Nacht
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart); Philine Mignon (Thomas); Rosina Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini); Konstanze Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Mozart); Gilda Rigoletto (Verdi); Oscar Un
Ballo in maschera (Verdi); Rosalina Il Re (Giordano); Lakmé Lakmé (Délibes); Nedda I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo); Mimì La Bohème (Puccini); Liù Turandot (Puccini); Micaela Carmen
(Bizet); Sophie Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss); Isabella of Spain/First performance Christophe Colomb (Milhaud); Violetta La Traviata (Verdi); Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss).
COMPANIES & VENUES: Berliner Städtische Oper (1927), later Berliner Staatsoper ‘Unter den Linden’ (1928-1935); Tours to Spain and South America (incl. Teatro Colón Buenos Aires and
Opera of Rio de Janeiro, 1928-29); Stadttheater Zurich (1934-35); Salzburg Festival (1935); Wiener Staatsoper (1935-1940/1946-1947); Covent Garden (1936); Grand Opéra Paris (1936); Glyndebourne Festival (1937).
ALSO NOTEWORTHY: She retired from the opera stage in 1939 and moved to Zurich where she concentrated her career on concert appearances and song recitals. Margeritha Perras was a
highly regarded interpreter of the songs by Othmar Schoeck.