This internationally acclaimed soprano is noted for interpretations of roles in operas by Mozart and Strauss and on her behalf singing of operetta. Her preliminary studies occurred in Mannheim on the Musikhochschule. In 1943, she produced her debut in Koblenz. From 1946 until 1972, she was an associate from the Hamburg Condition Opera. Her initial functionality in Britain is at 1952 using the Hamburg Condition Opera’s creation of Paul Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler. In 1954, she sang on the Salzburg Celebration within the function of Telemachos in Rolf Liebermann’s Penelope. In 1957, she debuted in Vienna and in 1959 sang Sophie in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. In 1960, she interpreted the function of Zdenka in Strauss’ Arabella on the Metropolitan Opera in NY, and in 1967 in Zurich she made the title function in Madame Bovary by Heinrich Sutermeister (1910-1995). Rothenberger retired from open public shows in 1983.