- Category : 1915-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 3
Dutch soprano singer whose stage career spanned from the early 1940s to the mid-1970s.
Brouwenstijn was above all associated with the role of Leonore in Beethoven's "Fidelio." Considered one of the finest Leonores of her time, she performed the role to great acclaim at the Vienna State Opera, the Paris Opera, Stuttgart, Berlin, Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, London, and Glyndebourne. She made her farewell appearance singing Leonore, with the Netherlands Opera in 1971.
Brouwenstijn was married twice; from 1948 to 1953 to tenor Jan van Mantgem, and from 1954 until her death to former tennis player and TV doctor Hans van Swol. Gré Brouwenstijn died on 14 December 1999 at age 84 in Amsterdam.