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Angelika Kirchschlager

Angelika Kirchschlager Austrian singer

Austrian singer
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Intro Austrian singer
A.K.A. Ангелика Кирхшлагер
Is Singer Opera singer Professor Educator
From Austria
Type Academia Music
Gender female
Birth 24 November 1965, Salzburg, Austrian Empire
Age: 54 years
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
Family
Spouse: Hans Peter Kammerer
Children: Felix Kammerer
Instruments:
Voice
Angelika Kirchschlager
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Biography

Angelika Kirchschlager (born November 24, 1965, Salzburg) is an Austrian mezzo-soprano opera and lieder singer.

Career

Kirchschlager began her musical training at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, where she studied percussion and piano. In 1984, she went to the Vienna Music Academy, where she studied with Gerhard Kahry and Walter Berry. Her first engagements were at the Wiener Kammeroper and the Graz Opera House. Kirchschlager won third prize in the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in 1991. Her stage debut was in Graz in 1993 as Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier). In 1993, she became a member of the Vienna State Opera, and made her debut there as Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro). Also in 1993, she was awarded the Mozartinterpretationspreis of the Mozartgemeinde Wien.

In 2002, Kirchschlager sang the role of Sophie in the world première of Nicholas Maw's opera Sophie's Choice at the Royal Opera House in London, the American premiere of the revised version of the opera at the Washington Opera, and the Austrian premiere at Volksoper Wien. She is a regular guest of the annual Lieder festival Schubertiade Schwarzenberg in Vorarlberg, Austria. Her regular collaborators include Helmut Deutsch and Simon Keenlyside.

Kirchschlager resides in Vienna. She has a son, Felix, from her marriage to the baritone Hans Peter Kammerer. Kirchschlager and Kammerer are currently separated.

Roles

  • Annio (La clemenza di Tito)
  • Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro)
  • The Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos)
  • Dorabella (Così fan tutte)
  • Idamante (Idomeneo)
  • Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi)
  • Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande)
  • Niklausse/Muse (The Tales of Hoffmann)
  • Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier)
  • Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus)
  • Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
  • Sesto (Giulio Cesare)
  • Silla (Palestrina)
  • Sophie (Sophie's Choice by Nicholas Maw)
  • Valencienne (Die lustige Witwe)
  • Zerlina (Don Giovanni)
  • Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel)
  • Carmen (Carmen)
  • Ariodante (Ariodante)
  • Clairon (Capriccio)
  • Jenny (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny)
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http://arts.guardian.co.uk/critic/feature/0,,735644,00.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20130813050031/http://www.mozartgemeinde-wien.at/auszeichnung.htm
http://www.mozartgemeinde-wien.at/auszeichnung.htm
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2002/dec/09/classicalmusicandopera.artsfeatures2
https://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/23/arts/music/23soph.html
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2002/sep/12/classicalmusicandopera.artsfeatures1
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2008/nov/07/keenlyside-kirchschlager-minkowski-review
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/stage/opera/article6021404.ece
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0456331/
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Kirchschlager-Angelika.htm
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb133400347
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