Barbara Zechmeister


Barbara Zechmeister
In 2011 the title of Kammersängerin was bestowed upon Barbara Zechmeister, who has been singing at Oper Frankfurt since 1996. During the 2014/15 season she sings one of the Sirens in the world premiere of Rolf Riehm's Sirenen – Bilder des Begehrens und des Vernichtens/Sirens – Scenes of Desire and Destruction, Gertrud (the mother) in a new production of Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel, Mrs. Coyle in Britten's Owen Wingrave, the Old Woman in the first ever performances in Frankfurt of Mieczysław Weinberg's Die Passagierin/The (female) Passenger and Marianne Leitmetzerin in a new production of Der Rosenkavalier. Roles for the company last season included the Young Woman/Das Fräulein in a new production of Reimann's Die Gespenstersonate/Ghost Sonata, Despina in Così fan tutte and Europa in concert performances of Strauss Die Liebe der Danae/The Love of Danae. Roles in recent seasons have included Angelo Custode / Eco (Cavalieri's Das Spiel von Seele und Körper), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Emma (Khowanshchina), the Countess (Die Hochzeit des Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Musetta and Mimì (La Bohème), Freia (Das Rheingold; available on DVD and 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 Sister (Sallinen's Kullervo) and Livia in the world premiere of Glanert's Caligula. Places where Barbara Zechmeister has made guest engagements have included Mannheim, Hannover, Stuttgart, Essen, Rouen, Lisbon, the Wexford Festival and she sang 1st Lady in a new production of Die Zauberflöte at the 2013 Bregenz Festival.
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Musical Voyages between Orient and Occident
Monday 26.11.2012 19:30 h

next new production:

Engelbert Humperdinck
Sunday 12.10.2014 18:00 h
Opera House


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