Lament for Vienna Lieder teacher

Lament for Vienna Lieder teacher


norman lebrecht

May 02, 2021

Past students are reporting the death of Carolyn Hague, Head of Song Interpretation at Vienna’s university of music and arts.

A former assistant to  Sir Charles Mackerras at Decca, she has given recitals with Walter Berry, Angelika Kirchschlager, Birgid Steinberger, Kurt Azesberger, Anna Maria Pammer, Linda Watson and others. Her husband, Michael Pinkerton, is a fellow-teacher at the university.


  • inaustra says:

    Carolyn was a wonderful teacher and musician. She will be greatly missed by those who had the privilege to know
    and work with her.

  • Laura Blackshire Grady says:

    Carolyn was the pianist for many of the groups at our high school in Deland, Florida – USA. I had the privilege of singing along to her accompaniment for the Deland High School Modernaires for two years. She was very gifted and often overlooked due to her humble demeanor. I have never met a more pleasant and easy going person. May her talent live on forever in all those whos lives she touched. Condolences to her husband and family.

  • Elizabeth Horan says:

    Carolyn performed the music for Fiddler on the Roof at Shoestring Theater when she was 15. She was a sweet, modest young lady, and oh so talented.