Emmy Lisken

Emmy Lisken (3 February 1923 in Moers – 11 October 2020 in Berlin) was a German contralto in opera and concert.

Emmy Lisken
Born3 February 1923
Died11 October 2020
OccupationClassical contralto
Organization

CareerEdit

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[1]

She recorded compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach with conductors such as Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Helmut Kahlhöfer, Hans Thamm, and others.[1]

Lisken was a voice teacher at the Leopold-Mozart Konservatorium in Augsburg from 1976 to 1998.[1] Her daughter Annette Seiltgen was one of her students.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Emmy Lisken (Contralto)". Bach-Cantatas. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  2. ^ Pluta, Ekkehard (28 November 2007). "Fortner Wolfgang: Bluthochzeit (Lyrische Tragödie in zwei Akten (sieben Bildern))". Klassik Heute. Retrieved 21 January 2016.