Irmgard Seefried Germanborn soprano

Irmgard Seefried Germanborn soprano

The outstanding German soprano, Irmgard Seefried, received her first music lessons from her father and at the age of 11, three years after her first public appearance, sang Gretel in Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera. Later she studied at the Augsburg Conservatory....
Anja Silja Finnish soprano

Anja Silja Finnish soprano

Silja began her operatic career at a very early age, with her grandfather, Egon Friedrich Maria Anders van Rijn, as her voice teacher. She sang Rosina in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville at Braunschweig in 1956, following this with Micaëla in Carmen and...
Leo Bleech German composer and conductor

Leo Bleech German composer and conductor

Leo Blech (21 April 1871 – 25 August 1958) was a German opera composer and conductor who is perhaps most famous for his work at the Königliches Opernhaus (later the Berlin State Opera / Staatsoper Unter den Linden) from 1906 to 1937, and later as the conductor of...
David Hansen Australian countertenor

David Hansen Australian countertenor

David Hansen was born in Sydney, Australia. He studied singing with Andrew Dalton at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and furthered his studies with James Bowman, David Harper and Graham Pushee. David Hansen Australian countertenor In 2004, David made his European...
Hanne Fischer Danish mezzosoprano

Hanne Fischer Danish mezzosoprano

Hanne Fischer graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 1993. She was assigned to the opera in Kiel between 1993 -97 and she made her debut at the Glyndebourne Festival, where she sang La Clemenza di Tito in 1995, and Isolier in Le Comte Ory of Rossini in...
Mari Eriksmoen norwegian soprano

Mari Eriksmoen norwegian soprano

The young Norwegian soprano Mari Eriksmoen studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music, at the Concervatoire National Superieur in Paris and at the Royal Danish Academy of Opera in Copenhagen. She graduated in the summer of 2010. She was a finalist at the Queen Sonja...