Rita Streich (born 18 December 1920 in Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia, died 1987) was one of the most significant coloratura sopranos of the post-war period.
Rita Streich moved to Germany with her parents during her childhood, where she grew up bilingual, something that was extremely helpful during her later career. Among her teachers were Willy Domgraf-Fassbaender, Erna Berger, and Maria Ivogün.
Chansons in german partially written by André Heller and Georg Danzer. Time by time it has jazzy or psychedelic influences with flute and percussion. Songwriting mostly by Schönherz / Rigoni who did a symphonic rock album on Bacillus Records called Victor.