Munich mourns a soprano, 92

Bavarian State Opera has announced the death of Hildegard Hillebrecht-Stöhr, a member of the company who enjoyed a varied international career.

She sang in Amsterdam,​ Barcelona,​ Bayreuth,​ Berlin,​ Bordeaux,​ Brussels,​ Buenos Aires,​ Dresden,​ Duisburg,​ Düsseldorf,​ Edinburgh,​ Freiburg/Breisgau,​ Geneva,​ Hamburg,​ Helsinki,​ Köln,​ Copenhagen,​ London,​ Los Angeles,​ München,​ New York,​ Niederlande,​ Nizza,​ Paris,​ Prague,​ Rio de Janeiro,​ Rome,​ Salzburg,​ San Francisco,​ Strasbourg,​ Stuttgart,​ Tunis,​ Venedig,​ Vienna, and Zürich.


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  • I used to own some CDs featuring her–Don Giovanni, I think, and maybe Ariadne auf Naxos and something of Wagners. As I recall, she suffered from wobble and uncertain pitch, pretty consistently.

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