Trude Eipperle

German Soprano

* 1908-01-27 Stuttgart

Trude Eipperle studied singing at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart and debuted at the Stuttgart Opera while still being a student. Engagements in Wiesbaden, Braunschweig, Nürnberg followed. Iun 1937, she came back to Stuttgart, where she was awarded the title "Kammersängerin". Clemens Krauss called her to join Munich's ensemble in the late 1930s. From 1945-1951 she was a ensemble member Cologne Opera ensemble, where she sang in the world premiere of Walter Braunfels's "Die Verkündigung". Subsequently, she came back to Stuttgart as a mainstay of the highly acclaimed ensemble in the 1950s and 60s. Trude Eipperle was a guest to the opera houses of Vienna, London, Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Lisbon, and Brussels. She became a "Honorary Member of Württ. Staatstheater Stuttgart" and retired from the stage in 1965.

Amongst others, Eipperle sang with Hildegard Ranczack, Paul Bender, Alfons Fügel, Georg Hann, Hans Hotter, Julius Patzak, Ludwig Weber, Peter Anders, Wolfgang Windgassen, and Mario del Monaco.

Fritz Wunderlich sang together with her in mumerous performances at Stuttgart, including Walther in "Tannhäuser" in 1958, Belfiore in "Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe" in 1956 and a performance of "The Messiah" under Heinz Mende in 1956.

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