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Swedish soprano Kjerstin Dellert was born in Stockholm on 4 November 1925. Her first appearance in opera was in Gothenburg in 1951, and from the mid-1950s until the 1970s she sang mainly at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, singing over a hundred different roles during her career. She also initiated and produced various gala shows.
She retired officially from Royal Swedish Opera in 1979, and stopped singing in the mid-1990s, although in 2005 she appeared as Maria Callas in Terence McNally's play Master Class in Gothenburg.
Kjerstin Dellert died on 5 March 2018, aged ninety-two.