She was the daughter of the tenor and Theaterdirektos Louis Ucko (1838-97). She was a student of Adolf Gottmann in Berlin in 1904 and made his debut at the municipal theater of Aachen as the Countess in “The Marriage of Figaro.” In 1905 she was engaged at the Court Theatre in Weimar, which she remained a member until 1911. In 1911 she was at the Court Theatre (being the subsequent State Theatre) called of Schwerin, where her career reached its peak. Until her departure from the stage in 1930 as the Marschallin in “Rosenkavalier”, she acted as first celebrated soprano in this house, the audience adored the artist especially. Since 1906, she has appeared regularly at the Opera House of Leipzig, 1906 at the Theatre of Brno (Brno), also in 1906 at the Court Theatre of Hanover. 1907 was admired at the Berlin Court Opera their Leonore in “Fidelio”. 1910 at the Munich Court Opera in 1910 and at the Dresden Court Opera, and in 1919 at the Municipal Theatre of Basel as a guest. In 1926 she sang in Schwerin in the world premiere of the opera “petrels” by G. Schjelderup the role of Karin. She mastered a very extensive repertoire for the stage, from the Donna Anna in “Don Giovanni”, Pamina in “The Magic Flute” in the Irene “Rienzi” by Wagner, the Senta in “The Flying Dutchman,” as the Elizabeth Venus in “Tannhauser”, Sieglinde as Brünnhilde in Nibelungenring, Isolde in “Tristan”, the “Martha” lowlands “by E. d’Albert, the title character in” Salome “by Richard Strauss, the Empress in the frau ohne Schatten “that Aida and Tosca be mentioned. Paula Ucko-Hüsgen who was married to the conductor Max Hüsgen was not last concert and a highly regarded lieder singer.
as Isolde Schwerin (Collection G&K)
as Isolde Schwerin
as Marschallin Schwerin
as Aida (Collection G&K)