|Born||3 February 1923|
|Died||11 October 2020|
Born in Moers, Lisken studied voice at the Konservatorium Düsseldorf with Franziska Martienssen-Lohmann. She was engaged from 1955 at the Theater Basel and the Cologne Opera. In Cologne, she participated in 1957 in the premiere of Wolfgang Fortner's Bluthochzeit in the role of Leonardo's Wife. A live recording of the premiere was issued 50 years later.
From 1958 she worked mainly as a concert and oratorio singer, performing in European countries and at international festivals such as Festival du Marais in Paris.
- "Emmy Lisken (Contralto)". Bach-Cantatas. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- Pluta, Ekkehard (28 November 2007). "Fortner Wolfgang: Bluthochzeit (Lyrische Tragödie in zwei Akten (sieben Bildern))". Klassik Heute. Retrieved 21 January 2016.