The death has been reported of Isabella Nawe, star of the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin from 1970 to the mid-1990s.
Born in Czestochowa, she was snapped up by Berlin after a 1967 debut as Gilda in Lodz.
Her major roles included Konstanze, Despina, Rosina, Norina, Nannetta, Adele, Sophie and Zerbinetta.
Away frm Berlin she sang in Brussels, San Francisco, Paris, Lisbon, Munich and Vienna (1974 Gilda at the Staatsoper).
Isabella Nawe died on July 18.