Erna Sack

Dorothea Luise Erna Sack, nee Weber ( born February 6, 1898 in Spandau, † March 2, 1972 in Mainz ) was a German opera singer and extreme soprano voice.


Erna Sack Erna Berger heard next, Elisabeth Grummer, Hilde Güden, Lotte Lehmann, Rita Streich, Erika Köth, Gundula Janowitz, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Maria Ivogün an important German sopranos of the 20th century. After her vocal training in Prague and Berlin bag was in 1928 as an apprentice engaged at the Staatsoper in Berlin, where she took on small mezzo- soprano and Soubrettenpartien, and went in 1930 as a coloratura soprano at the Stadttheater in Bielefeld, where she experienced her artistic breakthrough. Since 1932 she performed at the State Theatre in Wiesbaden, Germany, since 1934 at the Opera House in Wroclaw and since 1935 at the Staatsoper in Dresden, on which she was engaged until 1941. Here sack sang in 1935 in the world premiere of The Silent Woman by Richard Strauss, the role of Isotta. In 1933 she toured very successfully at the Staatsoper in Berlin, excelled in the following years including Milan, Vienna, Paris, London, Hamburg and Munich, and at the Salzburg Festival in 1936 and undertook her first glamorous North American tour. In 1938 she took over the lead role in the film version of the operetta Nanon on the side of Johannes Heesters.

During the Second World War had a bag especially in Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey, began in 1947 in Brazil, a five-year world tour through South America, Australia, South Africa and Canada. As a recital singer bag came out together with the pianist Sebastian Peschko. Erna Sack was vocally able to reach the pitch of the four-line "c", which is only very few singers possible.

She died in 1972 during cancer surgery. Your final resting place she found on the South Cemetery in Wiesbaden. In Dresden, the Erna Sack Street recalls the singer. Also in Staaken ( district of Berlin- Spandau) there is a Erna Sack road. Since August 2011, there is also a Erna Sack street in Heuchelheim (Hessen), the place from which her husband comes.


  • Erna Sack - Linda di Chamounix - " O luce di quest'anima " - G. Donizetti
  • Erna Sack - " Ciribiribin " ( in German )
  • Erna Sack - Voices of Spring
  • Erna Sack - Gold and Silver
  • Erna Sack in una strabiliante " La Folletta "