Gruhn, (originally, Grunebaum,) Nora, English soprano of German descent; b. London, March 6, 1905. She studied at the Royal Coll. of Music in London and with Hermine Bosetti in Munich. She made her operatic debut in Kaiserslautern in 1928; sang with the Cologne Opera (1929-30); appeared at Covent Garden (1929-33; 1936-37) and Sadler’s Wells (1946-8) in London. She sang the part of Gretel in an English production of Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel reportedly more than 400 times.
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