Barbara Zechmeister


Soprano

Barbara Zechmeister
Barbara Zechmeister, who sang 1st Lady in a new production of Die Zauberflöte at the 2013 Bregenz Festival, has sung a great many roles, ranging from the baroque to contemporary, at Oper Frankfurt since 1996 and was made a Kammersängerin in 2011. During the 2013/14 season she will sing the Das Fräulein/The Young Lady in a new production of Reimann's Die Gespenstersonate/Ghost Sonata, Europa in concert performances of Richard Strauss' Die Liebe der Danae/The Love of Danae and repeat her unforgettable portrayal of Despina in Christof Loy's award winning production of Così fan tutte. Last season she sang Angelo Custode / Echo (role debuts) in Cavalieri's Das Spiel von Seele und Körper/The Game between Soul and Body (Bockenheimer Depot), Polina in a new production of Prokofiev's Der Spieler/The Gambler directed by Harry Kupfer, Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) and Emma (Khovanshchina). Other roles in Frankfurt have included Countess Almaviva (Die Hochzeit des Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Pamina / 1st Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Clorinda (Rossini's Cenerentola), Musetta / Mimì (La Bohème), Freia (Das Rheingold - available on CD - OehmsClassics), Marguerite (Gounod's Faust), Marie (Die verkaufte Braut/The Bartered Bride), Lady Macduff (Bloch's Macbeth), Donna Clara (Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg/The Dwarf), Grigori Frid's Anne Frank, Miss Jessel (Britten's The Turn of the Screw), Salud (de Falla's Das kurze Leben/La vida breve), the Soprano in Pintscher's L’espace dernier, Kullervo's Sister in Sallinen's Kullervo and Livia in the world premiere of Glanert's Caligula. Guest engagements have taken Barbara Sechmeister to many theatres around the world, including those in Mannheim, Hannover, Stuttgart, Essen, Rouen, Lisbon and to the Wexford Festival.

Season 2013/2014


COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
DIE GESPENSTERSONATE
(The Ghost Sonata)

Aribert Reimann
DIE LIEBE DER DANAE
(The Love of Danae) in concert

Richard Strauss
April
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1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30

DIE DIEBISCHE ELSTER
(The Thieving Magpie)
Gioacchino Rossini
today at 19:00 h
Opera House

next new production:


DON GIOVANNI
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sunday 11.05.2014 18:00 h
Opera House

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