Inga Nielsen

Inga Nielsen ( born June 2, 1946 in Holbæk, † 10 February, 2008 Gentofte, Copenhagen ) was a Danish opera singer (soprano ).


The first recording made ​​Nielsen at the age of nine years. After studies in Vienna, Stuttgart and Budapest she began her career in Germany and in Switzerland. In 1975 she became a member of the Opera Frankfurt

Since 1980 she has worked as a freelancer and guest appearances at the opera houses in Milan, London, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Paris, Zurich, Barcelona, ​​New York and Buenos Aires as well as at the festivals in Salzburg, Bayreuth, Aix -en- Provence, Edinburgh and Schwetzingen.

In their repertoire, both games were for coloratura soprano (eg, Konstanze in The Abduction from the Seraglio by Mozart ) and dramatic roles (such as the title role in Salome by Richard Strauss). Nielsen was married until 2005, with the bass - baritone Robert Hale. In February 2008, she died at the age of 61 years the consequences of cancer.

Discography (selection)

  • Beethoven: Fidelio (role: Leonore ) - Naxos
  • Weber: Oberon (role: Rezia ) - RCA
  • Mahler: Symphonies 3 and 8 - Supraphon
  • Mahler: Symphonies 8 and 10 - Chandos
  • Haydn: The Seven Last Words - Teldec
  • Mozart: L' Oca del Cairo / Lo Sposo deluso - Philips
  • Voices - Inga Nielsen ( Portrait ) - Chandos
  • Song of love ( Robert Hale) - EMI


  • Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio (role: Konstanze ) - NVC ARTS


  • Kutsch / belt: " Great Sängerlexikon " Saur
  • Manuel Brug, "The new singer voices ," Henschelverlag