Inge Borkh was a German operatic dramatic soprano. She was first based in Switzerland, where she received international attention when she appeared in the first performance in German of Menotti's The Consul, in Basel, in Inge Borkh was a German operatic dramatic soprano. She was first based in Switzerland, where she received international attention when she appeared in the. Inge Borkh, a soprano who inhabited with thrilling intensity some of the most hair-raising and daunting roles in the operatic repertoire. The German soprano Inge Borkh, who has died aged 97, was one of the most exciting artists of the years following the second world war. Inge Borkh, 97, Incendiary Post-War Soprano Who Won Acclaim as Salome and Elektra, has Died S OPRANO INGE BORKH, 97, a German soprano who. Biography and work for Inge Borkh, Listen to classical music and albums or compositions by Inge Borkh online. Inge Borkh CD Orfeo d'Or CB. This reviewer has always had a weak spot for this fine German-Swiss soprano. Unlike most “German” sopranos she possessed. Profile: German soprano (26 May, in Mannheim, Germany - 26 August, in Stuttgart, Germany). She was married to Alexander Welitsch. Sites. By now having changed her name to Inge Borkh, she made her operatic debut in Johann Strauss' Die Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron) in Lucerne in. Inge Borkh enjoyed major success in the world's leading opera houses not only because of her bright and attractive soprano voice, but also because of her.