Ingeborg Hallstein

German Soprano

* 1933-05-23 Munich

Ingeborg Hallstein studied with her mother, Elisabeth Hallstein, and debuted as Musetta at Passau in 1956. From 1958 to 1959, she was a member of the ensemble of the opera in Basel (Switzerland). In 1959, she debuted at the Gärtnerplatztheater Munich and at the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, where she became a member of the ensemble in 1961. At the Bavarian State Opera, she appeared in the world premiere of G. Bialas's "Aucassin und Nicolette" in 1969. From 1960, she was a regular guest to the Salzburger Festspiele, where she sang in many Mozart operas, in the world premiere of Henze's "Die Bassariden" in 1966, in concerts and Lieder recitals. She was also a guest to the great opera houses of the world, amongst them the Royal Opera Covent Garden, London, the Vienna State Opera, the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, and the opera houses of Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Copenhague, Dresden, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Mannheim, Montreal, Ottawa, Paris, Rom, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Venice, and Zurich. She appeared in numerous TV operetta broadcasts which made her very popular in Germany. Since 1981, she teaches at the Würzburg conservatory.

She worked with Fritz Wunderlich in numerous performances of "Die schweigsame Frau" as well as in some recording projects.

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Recordings with Fritz Wunderlich:



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Unreleased Excerpts:

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