Ensemble, Guests, Opera Studio & Opera Team

Barbara Zechmeister

Soprano

Barbara Zechmeister
© Barbara Aumüller

This season Barbara Zechmeister, a member of the the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt since 1996 and Kammersängerin since 2011, can be heard again as the Old Baroness in Barber's Vanessa, Larina in Eugen Onegin and the Old Woman in Weinberg's Die Passagierin/The (female) Passenger). Roles here in recent seasons have included Adelaide (Arabella), Evelyne (Křenek's Schwergewicht/Heavyweight), Gertrud (mother - Hänsel und Gretel), Marianne Leitmetzerin (Der Rosenkavalier), Mrs Coyle (Owen Wingrave), and Das Fräulein (Reimann's Die Gespenstersonate/Ghost Sonata). Other roles for the company have included many Mozart roles, among them Despina (Così fan tutte) Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni)  and Pamina / 1st Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Freia (Das Rheingold; available on CD & DVD - OehmsClassics), Marguerite (Gounod's Faust), Lady Macduff (Bloch's Macbeth), Donna Clara (Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg/The Dwarf), Grigori Frid's Anne Frank, Salud (de Falla's Das kurze Leben/La vida breve) and Livia in the world premiere of Glanert's Caligula. Guest engagements have included productions in Mannheim, Hannover, Stuttgart, Essen, Rouen, Lisbon and at the Wexford and Bregenz festivals.