The American soprano Anne Bollinger (1919–1962) was born in Lewiston, Idaho, studying first with Rosie Miller and later Lotte Lehmann. She came to prominence in March 1948 singing in Bach's St Matthew Passion in Boston under Serge Koussevitzky. Making her Metropolitan Opera début as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro in January 1949, she sang with the Company for six seasons until 1953. There her rôles included Tebaldo in Don Carlo, Siebel in Faust, one of the Zaubermädchen in Parsifal, Emma in Khovanshchina and Frasquita in Carmen. In 1953 she joined the Hamburg State Opera for four years where her rôles included Pamina in Die Zauberflöte in 1955. She then returned to the United States before her premature death at the age of 39.