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Marga Schiml (born 29 November 1945) is a German opera singer who sings mezzo-soprano and alto. She has appeared at major European opera houses and festivals, such as the Vienna State Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Hamburg State Opera and La Scala, at the Salzburg Festival and the Bayreuth Festival. She is also an academic voice teacher.
Born in Weiden, Upper Palatinate, Schiml studied at the Musikhochschule München with Hanno Blaschke . She received a scholarship from Deutsche Grammophon.
At the Salzburg Festival, she appeared in 1970 as Erste Dame in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, in 1972 as Cherubino in his Le nozze di Figaro, conducted by Herbert von Karajan, and in 1984 and 1985 in scenic performances of Bach's St Matthew Passion.
At the Bayreuth Festival, she performed several parts in the centenary production Jahrhundertring of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, directed by Patrice Chéreau and conducted by Pierre Boulez. She performed first in 1978 the part of the Rhinemaiden Floßhilde in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, and from 1979 the valkyrie Siegrune in Die Walküre. She appears in the three parts on the DVD of the production. From 1979, she appeared as a flower maiden in Parsifal, from 1981 as Magdalene in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and from 1998 as Mary in Der fliegende Holländer.
Schiml appeared at La Scala as Dorabella in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, conducted by Karl Böhm. She performed the part of Fricka in Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Teatro Regio in Turin in 1986, and Annina in Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 1989.