Maria Forsström – mezzosopran

Maria Forsström – mezzosopran

Maria Forsström – mezzosopran OM MARIA När jag var sju år, ville jag bli operasångerska och ridlärare. Jag kunde Bergmans uppsättning av Trollflöjten utantill. Att på Roliga timmen i mellanstadiet spela upp hemkokta scener ur operalitteraturen, med mig själv som både orkester och sångare inför förvånade klasskamrater, var fullkomligt självklart. Ingen fattade, men jag hade väldigt roligt själv, haha! Mezzosopranen Maria Forsström har en ovanlig genrebredd; lika självklar som romanssångerska som på operascenen. Mycket uppskattad för sina Mahlertolkningar och stora stilsäkerhet inom olika epoker. Hennes koloratur och djupa kunskap om…

Adrian Angelico – mezzosopran

Adrian Angelico – mezzosopran

Adrian Angelico – mezzosopran Norwegian mezzo-soprano Adrian Angelico studied with Henning Vilén at Bel Canto Scandinavia in Denmark, Neil Mackie and Poul Erik Hansen in Norway, Francisco Araiza at the International Opera Studio Zurich and Katheleen Livingstone at the Royal College of Music. In 2010 Angelico debuted at the Bregenzer Festspiele, appearing in two new productions of Mieczysław Weinberg’s operas Die Passagierin and Das Portrait. Other important debuts include Angelico’s British operatic stage debut in English Touring Opera’s production of Flavio and debut as Carmen at Opera Trondheim. Angelico’s repertory includes Der Komponist (Ariadne…

Jamie Barton – mezzosopran

Jamie Barton – mezzosopran

Jamie Barton – mezzosopran The winner of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award, the winner of both the Main and the Song Prizes at the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, a winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a Grammy nominee, American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has been described by The Guardian as “a great artist, no question, with an imperturbable steadiness of tone, and a nobility of utterance that invites comparison not so much with her contemporaries as with mid-20th century greats such as Kirsten…

Operasångare – olika rösttyper levande och döda

Operasångare – olika rösttyper levande och döda

Operasångare – olika rösttyper levande och döda Ett röstläge (stämma) är ett frekvensomfång (register) som används vid sång. Beroende på individuella förutsättningar, skolning och träning kan en sångare sägas ha ett eller flera röstlägen. Röstläget likväl som klangfärgen kan förändras beroende på sångarens utveckling och ålder. Röstlägen Den traditionella indelningen i röstläge är från hög till låg: sopran, alt, tenor, baryton och bas. Ibland, framför allt i operamusik, talar man också om mellanlägen: mezzosopran (mellan alt och sopran), tenorbaryton och basbaryton. Röstlägen är egentligen inte förknippade med sångarens kön. I…

Doris Soffel mezzosopran född i Tyskland

Doris Soffel mezzosopran född i Tyskland

Doris Soffel mezzosopran född i Tyskland Doris Soffel, född 1948 i Hechingen, Tyskland, är en tysk operasångerska (mezzosopran). Karriär Soffel studerade först violin, sedan sång vid Münchens musikhögskola. Hon var 1973-82 fast ensemblemedlem vid Stuttgartoperan. Hon fick sitt internationella genombrott 1983 som Sesto i Mozarts Titus på Royal Opera House i London. Redan 1983 sjöng hon Fricka i Bayreuth. Doris Soffel blev den enda tyska mezzosopranen med internationell karriär i belcanto-koloratur i operor av Rossini, Donizetti och Bellini. Inte minst i Sverige framträdde hon ofta i detta rollfack. Hon sjöng…

Guiseppina Bridelli – mezzosopran

Guiseppina Bridelli – mezzosopran

Guiseppina Bridelli – mezzosopran Born in Piacenza, 1986/01/30. Conservatory ”Giuseppe Nicolini” of Piacenza – Diploma in Singing IULM University of Milan – Degree in Communication and Management of Art and Culture Markets To present the facts briefly: Born in Piacenza, Giuseppina gets the Diploma with 10/10 marks and “laude”at 21 years old, attending Prof. Maria Laura Groppi’s course at Conservatory “Giuseppe Nicolini” of Piacenza. In 2007 Giuseppina won the As.li.co International Singing Competition getting her debut at only 21 as Despina in “Così fan tutte” conducted by Diego Fasolis. In…

Oksana Volkova – mezzosopran

Oksana Volkova – mezzosopran

Oksana Volkova – mezzosopran Belarusian mezzo-soprano Oksana Volkova made her Royal Opera debut in 2015 as Olga (Eugene Onegin). Volkova was born in Minsk. She studied at the Belarusian State Academy of Music. Her many awards include first prizes at the Glinka and Antonín Dvorák competitions. She made her first appearance as a guest soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre in 2010; her roles there since have included Carmen, Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride), Olga, Fenena (Nabucco), Boy (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya). Her international…

Anita Rachvelishvili – mezzosopran

Anita Rachvelishvili – mezzosopran

Anita Rachvelishvili – mezzosopran Anita Rachvelishvili was born in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. She at first studied piano at the Mukhran Machavariani School and then singing at the Vano-Sarajishvili Conservatory with Manana Egadze. She received a stipend from the president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, and in 2007 won the Paata Burchuladze Prize. While still a student at the conservatory, she debuted at the Opera in Tblisi as Maddalena in Rigoletto and as Olga in Eugen Onegin, subsequently joining the ensemble of the theater in the fall of 2006. In…

Jennifer Larmore – mezzosopran

Jennifer Larmore – mezzosopran

Jennifer Larmore – mezzosopran Jennifer Larmore, född 21 juni 1958 i Atlanta, Georgia, är en amerikansk mezzosopran. Hon är mest känd för sina tolkningar av roller i barock- och bel canto-repertoar trots att hennes repertoar sträcker sig över alla epoker. Larmore studerade på Westminster Choir College i New Jersey. 1966 debuterade Larmore på Opera de Nice. Hennes Carnegie Hall-debut var 1994 och hennes debut på Metropolitan var 1995. Sedan dess har hon sjungit på de flesta av världens stora operascener. Dirigenter hon samarbetat med inkluderar Riccardo Muti, Jesús López-Cobos, Leonard…

Daniela Barcellona – mezzosopran

Daniela Barcellona – mezzosopran

Daniela Barcellona – mezzosopran Regaled by the New York Times as a “powerhouse mezzo soprano” Daniela Barcellona garners constant acclaim for her “nobility of declamation, richly focused contralto sound and expressive physicality” (Opera News). In the 2015-16 season, she returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana, Opéra national de Paris and Teatro San Carlo di Napoli as Amneris in Aida, ABAO Bilbao for Eboli in Don Carlos, Chicago Symphony Orchestra as Dame Quickly in Falstaff, and the Metropolitan Opera to reprise her acclaimed portrayal of Malcom…

Ewa Wolak – mezzosopran

Ewa Wolak – mezzosopran

Ewa Wolak – mezzosopran Ewa har gästat operahus i bl a Trieste, Montpellier, Toulouse och Amsterdam. Hon är anställd vid Badisches Staatstheater i Karlsruhe och en regelbunden gäst vid Deutsche Oper i Berlin. Hon har vid båda operorna sjungit bl a Erda, Fricka och Schwertleite iNibelungens ring. Där har man också kunnat se henne i titelrollen i Carmen och som Cornelia i Giulio Cesare in Egitto, La Cieca i La Gioconda, Gaea i Daphne, Olga i Eugene Onegin,Ms. Quickly in Falstaff och Isabella i Italienskan i Alger. Ewa har gjort…

Sarah Pring – mezzosopran

Sarah Pring – mezzosopran

Sarah Pring – mezzosopran British mezzo-soprano Sarah Pring made her Royal Opera debut in 1996 as Wellgunde (Götterdämmerung) and has since sung Madame Larina (Eugene Onegin), Lisa (Cyrano de Bergerac), Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Annina (La traviata) for The Royal Opera. She also created the role of Mrs Grantham (Ludd and Isis) for the Royal Opera House’s Learning and Participation department. In the 2015/16 Season she returns to sing Annina and Xenia’s Nurse (Boris Godunov) for The Royal Opera. Pring studied at the Guildhall School of Music and…

Andrea Hill kanadensisk mezzosopran

Andrea Hill kanadensisk mezzosopran

Andrea Hill kanadensisk mezzosopran Andrea Hill kanadensisk mezzosopran Canadian mezzo-soprano Andrea Hill made her Royal Opera debut in 2016 as Flora Bervoix (La traviata). Hill grew up in Calgary and studied Music at McGill University and the University of Maryland. In 2006 she joined Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Program and the following year joined Paris Opéra’s Atelier Lyrique. For Paris Opéra she has since sung Alitchiara (Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini), Varvara (Kát’a Kabanová), Diane (Hippolyte et Aricie), Olga (Die lustige Witwe), Wardrobe Mistress/Schoolboy/Groom (Lulu), Bat (L’Enfant et les sortilèges), Kristina…

Catherine Wyn – Rogers – mezzosopran

Catherine Wyn – Rogers – mezzosopran

Catherine Wyn – Rogers – mezzosopran British mezzo-soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers made her Royal Opera debut in 1989 as Schwertleite (Die Walküre). Her roles since have included Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Mrs Sedley and Auntie (Peter Grimes), First Norn (Götterdämmerung), Erda (Das Rheingoldand Siegfried), Sosostris (The Midsummer Marriage), Voice of Lucrezia (Palestrina), Magdalene (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Cornelia (Giulio Cesare in Egitto), Spirit of Antonia’s mother (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Geneviève (Pelléas et Mélisande) and Filipyevna (Eugene Onegin). She has performed Song of the Earth for The Royal Ballet. Wyn-Rogers studied at…

Rachel Kelly – mezzosopran

Rachel Kelly – mezzosopran

Rachel Kelly – mezzosopran Irish mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme 2013–15. During this time her roles included Second Esquire (Parsifal), Mercédès (Carmen), Javotte (Manon), Pisana (I due Foscari), Zaida (Il turco in Italia) and Flora Bervoix (La traviata) on the main stage, Cat (El gato con botas) in the Linbury Studio Theatre in Meet the Young Artists Week, Mirinda (L’Ormindo) at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, and Proserpina (Orfeo) at the Roundhouse. Roles since leaving the Programme include Mercédès. Kelly studied…

Denyce Graves – mezzosopran

Denyce Graves – mezzosopran

Denyce Graves – mezzosopran Recognized worldwide as one of today’s most exciting vocal stars, Denyce Graves continues to gather unparalleled popular and critical acclaim in performances on four continents. USA Today identifies her as “an operatic superstar of the 21st Century,” and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution exclaims, “if the human voice has the power to move you, you will be touched by Denyce Graves.” Her career has taken her to the world’s great opera houses and concert halls. The combination of her expressive, rich vocalism, elegant stage presence, and exciting theatrical…