Ilse Hollweg (23 February 1922 – 9 February 1990) was a German operatic coloratura soprano.
She was a student of Gertrude Förstel at the Kölner Musikhochschule. She made her stage debut in 1943 at the Stadttheater of Saarbrücken as Blondchen. From 1946 to 1970 she sang at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg. Singing Konstanze in 1950 at Glyndebourne raised her profile. In 1951 she appeared in the premiere of Winfried Zillig’s “Troillus und Cressida”. Bayreuth’s Forest Bird and Flower Maiden. beginning in 1954. In 1964 she took part in the premiere at the Hamburgische Staatsoper of Ernst Krenek’s “Der goldene Bock “. Her repertoire included Mozart’s Bastienne, the Queen of the Night, Zerbinetta, the Italian Singer in “Capriccio” and Britten’s Tytania.
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