Obituary: Hildegard Hillebrecht-Stöhr Dies At 95

By Francisco Salazar

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced the death of Hildegard Hillebrecht-Stöhr, a member of the company.

The soprano, who performed as part of Munich’s ensemble, died at the age of 95 on Oct. 7, 2018, after an international career that led her to such cities as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bayreuth, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Buenos Aires, and Dresden.

She would go on to perform at the Royal Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna State Opera, and the Salzburg Festival, among many other distinguished houses.

Among the roles she was well-known for were Chrysothemis in “Elektra,” Leonora in “La Forza del Destino,” Eva in “Die Meistersinger,” Elsa in “Lohengrin,” Desdemona in “Otello” and Amelia in “Un Ballo in Maschera.”

The soprano also recorded numerous albums including complete opera recordings of “Der Rosenkavalier,” “La Forza del Destino,” “Don Giovanni,” and “Don Carlo.”

Here is the soprano in a recording of Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos.”