Mack, Frau Hilda

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(Henze: Elegy for Young Lovers). Sop. Widow whose bridegroom met his death on the Hammerhorn Mountain 40 years ago. Demented, she still waits for his return. His body is found encased in ice. This seems to free Hilda from her mad world and she decides to leave the Alps. Created (1961) by Eva-Maria Rogner.

Subjects: Opera.

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