Hollweg, Ilse

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Hollweg, Ilse

Hollweg, Ilse, German soprano; b. Solingen, Feb. 23, 1922; d. there, Feb. 9, 1990. She studied with Gertrude Förstel at the Cologne Hochschule für Musik. In 1942 she made her operatic debut as Blondchen in Saarbrücken. From 1946 to 1951 she sang in Düsseldorf, and also appeared as Constanze at the Glyndebourne Festival (1950) and then as Zerbinetta atthe Edinburgh Festival. In 1951 she made her debut at London’s Covent Garden as Gilda. Her guest engagements also took her to Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Salzburg, and Bayreuth. From 1955 to 1970 she was a member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf. She also sang in works by Schoenberg, Krenek, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Boulez, and Nono to great effect.


K. Ruhrberg, I. H (Duisburg, 1971).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire