|Year of Birth:||1911|
|Year of Death:||1986|
Elisabeth Schilz Grümmer (31 March 1911 – 6 November 1986) was a German soprano. She has been described as "a singer blessed with elegant musicality, warm-hearted sincerity, and a voice of exceptional beauty".
Grümmer was born in Niederjeutz to German parents. In 1918, her family was expelled from Lorraine, and they settled in Meiningen, where she studied theater and made her stage debut as Klärchen in Goethe's Egmont.
Grümmer married the concertmaster of the theater orchestra, Detlev Grümmer, and became a mother. The family moved to Aachen, where they met Herbert von Karajan under whose encouragement Grümmer made her operatic début in 1940. She went on from Aachen to perform in Duisburg and Prague.
Her husband was killed in their house during the bombing of Aachen in 1944. After the war, she settled in Berlin, singing at the Städtische Oper Berlin. She performed in the major opera houses in Europe and the United States, restricting herself to a small number of roles, primarily sung in German. She was also active in song recitals and concert performances, particularly of Brahms' German Requiem.
The Kammersängerin became a professor at the Berlin Musikhochschule. Among her students are Astrid Schirmer and Gillian Rae-Walker
Grümmer died in Warendorf, Westphalia on 6 November 1986.
Grümmer made her début in Aachen singing the role of First Flowermaiden in a 1940 performance of Wagner's Parsifal.