Claudia Hellmann, German opera singer, Died at 93


Claudia Hellmann was born on November 25, 1923, in Berlin and died on May 24, 2017.

He was a German contralto concert and operatic singer, mostly with the Stuttgart Opera.

Hellmann studied voice with Erika Garski.

She made her operatic debut in 1958 at the Bayreuth Festival in the parts of Wellgunde in Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, 4. Edelknabe in Lohengrin and 1. Knappe in Parsifal.

She sang there annually until 1961, including the part of Waltraute in Götterdämmerung in 1960.

She was a member of the Theater Münster from 1958 until 1960, the Stuttgart Opera, from 1966 the opera house of Nürnberg, and she returned to Stuttgart in 1975, singing there until 1983.

During 1963, Hellmann recorded the part of Ismene in Orff’s Antigonae with Inge Borkh as Antigonae, Keith Engen as Chorführer, Hetty Plümacher (de) as Eurydice, Fritz Uhl as Haemon, and Ernst Haefliger as Tiresias, Ferdinand Leitner conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir.

Claudia died in Bad Feilnbach-Au.

Claudia Hellmann passed away at 93 years old.