Inge Borkh

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1921
Year of Death: 2018

About Inge Borkh:

Inge Borkh (born Ingeborg Simon, 26 May 1921 – 26 August 2018) was a German operatic dramatic soprano. She was first based in Switzerland, where she received international attention when she appeared in the first performance in German of Menotti's The Consul in Basel in 1951. From 1952 a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, she appeared at leading opera houses in Europe and the Americas, and at festivals such as Bayreuth and Salzburg. Trained first as an actress, she was admired for both singing and stage presence, especially in the Richard Strauss roles Salome and Elektra. She also performed in contemporary opera, such as the premiere of Josef Tal's Ashmedai in Hamburg in 1971. She recorded complete operas and recitals. She was awarded the Hans-Reinhart-Ring, the highest honour for theatre professionals in Switzerland.

Borkh was born Ingeborg Simon in Mannheim, in 1921. Some sources, including Oxford Music Online, give her year of birth as 1917. Her father, a diplomat, was Jewish. The family left Germany in 1933 and moved to Austria, followed by Switzerland in 1938. She trained to be an actress at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna and also had some training in dance, both of which served her well in opera, as she became known both for her voice and for her dramatic intensity. Borkh worked as an actress, first at the Landestheater Linz in Austria from 1937 and a year later at the Theater Basel in Switzerland.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1In questa reggia Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turandot
2Io son l'umile ancella Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 1.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana
3Vieni t'affretta Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB
4Divinites du Styx Popularity:

Opera: AlcesteComposer: GluckAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Alceste
5La luce langue Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB
6Allein weh ganz allein Popularity:

Opera: ElektraComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Elektra
7Straniero ascolta Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turandot/Calaf
8Du bist der Lenz Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde
9Madre pietosa Vergine Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora
10Einer wird kommen Popularity:

Opera: Zarewitsch, DerComposer: LéharAct:

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles:
11Siegmund sieh auf mich Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde/Siegmund
12Ozean du Ungeheuer Popularity:

Opera: OberonComposer: WeberAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Reiza
13Popolo di Pekino Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01

Type: duet,choirVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: A Mandarin/Liù
14Tanto amore segreto Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 3.06-3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Liù
15E che? Io son Medea Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 3.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée
16Ma dall'arido stelo divulsa Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia
17Ich will nichts hören Popularity:

Opera: ElektraComposer: StraussAct:

Type: duetVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Elektra
18Nemici senza cor Popularity:

Opera: MedeaComposer: CherubiniAct: 1.14

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Médée/Jason
19Gloria gloria o vincitore Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.14

Type: choirVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles:
20Elektra Schwester Popularity:

Opera: ElektraComposer: StraussAct:

Type: Voice: Language: German

Roles:
21Principessa divina! Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ping/Turandot/Liù
22Der Männer Sippe sass hier im Saal Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde
23Raste nun hier Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.11

Type: recitative,duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund/Sieglinde
24Der alte Sturm Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan/Fricka
25Wie stark du bist Popularity:

Opera: ElektraComposer: StraussAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Elektra
26Was willst du fremder Mensch? Popularity:

Opera: ElektraComposer: StraussAct:

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: German

Roles:
27Del primo pianto Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 3.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turandot
28Orest Orest es ruhrt sich niemand Popularity:

Opera: ElektraComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Elektra
29Che e mai di me? Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 3.10

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turandot/Calaf
30Mud am Herd Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde/Hunding
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