The esteemed Austrian soprano, Wilma Lipp, was a student in Vienna of Sindel, Novikova, Bahr-Mildenburg, and Jerger, and in Milan of Dal Monte.
In 1943 Wilma Lipp made her operatic debut in Vienna as Rosina, and then was a member of the Vienna State Opera from 1945. She also appeared at the Salzburg Festival from 1948. In 1950 she made her debut at Milanís La Scala as the Queen of the Night, a role she made her own. In 1951 she made her first appearance at Londonís Covent Garden singing Gilda. In 1953 she sang the Queen of the Night at her debut at the Paris Opéra. She appeared at the Glyndebourne Festival for the first time in 1957 as Constanze. Her USA debut followed in 1962 as Nannetta in Falstaff at the San Francisco Opera.
In 1982 Wilma Lipp became professor of voice at the Salzburg Mozarteum. She was honoured as an Austrian Kammersängerin. Lipp was equally adept inn coloratura and lyric roles, ranging from the operas of Mozart to Richard Strauss.