Barbara Zechmeister


Soprano

Barbara Zechmeister - Photo: Barbara Aumüller
In 2011 Barbara Zechmeister was awarded the title of Kammersänger by Oper Frankfurt, whose ensemble she joined in 1996. Her roles this season include Gertrud (the mother) in Hänsel und Gretel and Marianne Leitmetzerin Der Rosenkavalier - both new productions in which she took part when they opened last season – and the Innkeeper's Wife in a new production of Das schlaue Füchslein/The Cunning Little Vixen. Roles for the company in recent seasons have included a Siren in the 2014 world premiere of Rolf Riehm's Sirenen, Mrs. Coyle (Owen Wingrave), an Old Woman (first ever performances in Frankfurt of Mieczysław Weinberg's Die Passagierin/The (female) Passenger), The Young Woman / Das Fräulein (Reimann's Die Gespenstersonate/The Ghost Sonata), Angelo Custode / Eco (Cavalieri's Das Spiel von Seele und Körper/The Game between Body and Soul), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Emma (Khovanshchina), Countess Almaviva (Die Hochzeit des Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), 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), Schwester / Sister (Sallinen's Kullervo) and Livia in the world premiere of Detlev Glanert's Caligula. Places where Barbara Zechmeister has appeared as a guest have included Mannheim, Hannover, Stuttgart, Essen, Rouen and Lisbon and the Wexford and Bregenz festivals.
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TANNHÄUSER UND DER SÄNGERKRIEG AUF WARTBURG
(Tannhäuser and the Song Contest on the Wartburg)
Richard Wagner
Saturday 19.10.2013 18:00 h
Oper Frankfurt

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DAS MÄDCHEN MIT DEN SCHWEFELHÖLZERN
(The Little Match Girl)
Helmut Lachenmann
Friday 18.09.2015 19:30 h
Opera House

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