Luise Helletsgruber

Austrian-born soprano Luise Helletsgruber (1898-1967) was trained in her native city of Vienna, she joined the State Opera, remaining a member until 1942. Between 1928 and 1937 she appeared regularly at the Salzburg Festival, where she sang Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. Her Glyndebourne years were between 1934 and 1938, where she sang Cherubino in addition to Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, the First Lady in Die Zauberflöte and Dorabella. She possessed a vibrant vocal quality allied with an attractive stage presence. She died as a result of a car accident in Vienna.