Maria Friderike Radner (7 May 1981 – 24 March 2015) was a German contralto and internationally renowned opera singer. After studying at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf, she appeared internationally in opera and concert. In January 2013, she played the Schwertleite in Die Walküre at the Teatro Comunale Florence, Italy under Zubin Mehta, and in March the Erda at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher. Her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2012 in Götterdämmerung was part of the documentation of the production in the film Wagner's Dream.
|Died||March 24, 2015 (aged 33)|
|Cause of death||Plane crash|
Germanwings Flight 9525
Radner died on 24 March 2015 along with her husband Sascha Schenk and their infant son Felix, and colleague Oleg Bryjak, in the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash, which occurred near Prads-Haute-Bléone, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France. She and Bryjak were returning from performances of Richard Wagner's Siegfried at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.
- "Musikwelt trauert um Altistin Maria Radner (33) – sie starb mit Mann und Sohn (2) beim Absturz". Dez.de. 26 March 2015.
- John Shammas (24 March 2015). "Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crash: First pictures of opera singers Maria Radner and Oleg Bryjak among 150 dead". mirror. Retrieved 24 March 2015.