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Sängerbios SOB13 ENGLISH
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Julia!Makarevich!Soprano!|!Donna!Anna
studied!singing!at!Universität!der!Künste!Berlin.!Additionally,!she!received!
extensive!private!singing!training!by!Verena!Rein.!
So!far,!the!soprano!has!been!on!stage!as!Queen!of!the!Night!!(The!Magic!Flute),!
Gretel!(Hänsel!und!Gretel),!Madame!Herz!(Der!Schauspieldirektor)!and!Rowan!
(Der!kleine!Schornsteinfeger).!She!was!cast!as!Konstanze!(Entführung!aus!dem!
Serail)!at!the!Schlossfestspiele!Sondershausen!2012.!With!great!success!she!
sang!Zerbinetta!et!al.!in!the!opera!collage!‚Richard,!Richard,!Sterntaler’!at!
theatre!werkmünchen.!Frau!Fluth!(Die!lustigen!Weiber!von!Windsor),!Cleopatra!
(Giulio!Cesare)!and!Lakmé!(Lakmé)!complete!her!opera!repertoire.!She!also!has!
an!eclectic!concert!and!song!repertoire.
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Valda!Wilson!Soprano!|!Donna!Anna!
was!born!in!Australia,!where!she!studies!singing!at!the!Sydney!Conservatorium!
of!Music!as!well!as!at!the!National!Opera!Studio!London!(including!
masterclasses!with!Edda!Moser,!Thomas!Hampson,!Christa!Ludwig,!Michael!
Schade,!Joyce!di!Donato,!Helmut!Deutsch!et!al.).!In!2012!she!participated!in!the!
Young!Singers!Project!of!the!Salzburger!Festspiele!and!was!a!member!of!the!
‚young!ensemble’!at!Semperoper!Dresden!(2010a2012).!During!her!birst!season!
there!she!debuted!as!Pamina!in!Mozart’s!‚Magic!Flute’.!She!embodied!the!title!
role!in!Händels!‚Rodelinda’!under!the!direction!of!maestro!Richard!Bonynge!in!
Sydney!as!well!as!Rosina!in!Rossinis!‚Il!Barbiere!di!Seviglia’!at!the!Verbier!
Festival!Academy.!On!New!Year’s!Day!2014!she!is!going!to!debut!at!
Festspielhaus!Salzburg!with!Carmina!Burana.
Victoria!Kunze!Soprano!|!Zerlina
was!born!in!Bamberg!and!currently!studies!singing/musical!theater!(Ruth!
Ziesak),!harp!(Annette!JansenaZacks)!and!elementary!music!education!(Michael!
Dartsch)!at!the!Hochschule!für!Musik!Saarbrücken.!She!gives!numerous!recitals!
(singing!and!playing!the!harp)!and!can!be!seen!on!stage!in!several!projects!at!
the!Hochschule!für!Musik!Saar.!
In!January!2013!she!sang!and!played!as!a!soloist!at!the!New!Year’s!concert!of!the!
Bamberg!Chamber!Orchestra.!
Since!April!2013!holds!a!scholarship!of!the!German!National!Academic!
Foundation,!in!whose!orchestra!she!plays!the!harp.!She!took!part!in!singing!
masterclasses!with!Ulf!Bästelein,!Detlef!Roth,!Gabriele!Schnaut,!Endrik!Wottrich!
et!al.
Ralitsa!Ralinova!Soprano!|!Zerlina
was!born!in!Bulgaria!and!currently!does!opera!master!studies!with!Prof.!Ilka!
Popova!at!the!National!Music!Academy!Sobia.!In!2012!she!participated!in!the!
‚International!Summer!Academy!Prague/Vienna/Budapest’!with!Prof.!Thomas!
Moser!in!Jennersdorf!(Austria).!In!2013!she!took!part!in!a!recording!of!‚The!
Magic!Flute’!(as!Pamina!and!Papagena)!at!the!Bulgarian!National!Radio!under!
Emil!Tabakov.!She!also!is!the!winner!of!the!23rd!National!Svetoslav!Obretenov’!
Competition!in!Provadia,!Bulgaria,!2012.
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Ensemble!of!the!Sommer!Oper!Bamberg!2013!!!!!!
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Hyunjin!Park!Soprano!|!Donna!Elvira
comes!from!South!Korea.!From!2008!to!2010!she!successfully!completed!her!
master!studies!in!opera!singing!(Prof.!Michael!Pinkerton!and!Prof.!Christine!
Schwarz)!at!the!Konservatorium!Wien!a!City!of!Vienna!University.!She!was!cast!
as!Cherubino!in!‚Le!nozze!de!Figaro’!(2009),!1st!dame!in!‚The!Magic!Flute’!and!
Donna!Elvira!in!‚Don!Giovanni’!(both!2010).!In!2006!she!ended!up!bifth!at!the!
international!Johannes!Brahms!competition!in!Pörtschach!and!won!the!3rd!
prize!at!the!birst!international!songaduo!competition!in!Sobia,!Bulgaria.
Oksana!Pollani!Soprano!|!Donna!Elvira
was!born!in!the!Ukraine.!She!studied!with!Prof.!Katharina!Dau!at!the!
Hochschule!für!Musik!und!Darstellende!Kunst!in!Mannheim!(‚soloist!training!–!
concert!singing’)!and!with!Prof.!Christiane!Hampe!at!the!Hochschule!für!Musik!
Lübeck!and!became!a!member!of!the!‚Opernelitestudio’!at!Lübeck!Theatre!in!
2012.!!In!the!same!year!she!received!a!special!encouragement!award!from!the!
Walter!and!Charlotte!HamelaFoundation!and!received!a!scholarship!from!the!
MarieaLouise!ImbuschaFoundation!Lübeck.!She!performed!at!Lübeck!Theatre!as!
a!Blumenmädchen!in!Richard!Wagner’s!‚Parsifal’!and!as!Sandmännchen!in!
Engelbert!Humperdinck’s!‚Hänsel!und!Gretel’.
Francisco!FernándezaRueda!!Tenor|!Don!Ottavio!
Born!in!Seville,!he!began!his!musical!training!as!a!clarinetist.!He!holds!a!degree!
in!French!Studies!from!the!University!of!Seville,!later!he!moved!to!Barcelona!
where!he!studied!singing!with!Lambert!Climent!and!Lied!with!Lynne!Dawson,!
Assumpta!Mateu!and!Francisco!Poyato!at!the!Escola!Superior!de!Musica!de!
Catalunya!(ESMUC).!He!currently!pursues!his!vocal!studies!in!classical!and!
romantic!repertory!with!Professor!Raphaël!Sikorski!in!Paris!and!Raúl!Giménez!
in!Barcelona.!In!the!operatic!bield,!Francisco!Fernández!Rueda!has!played!the!
role!of!Aeneas!in!Purcell’s!‘Dido&Aeneas’,!Leonato!in!Handel's!‘Alessandro’,!
Pastore!in!Monteverdi's!‘Orfeo’,!and!!Zephyr!and!Suite!de!Sangar!in!his!recent!
debut!in!the!legendary!recreation!of!Lully’s!opera!‘Atys’!with!William!Christie!
and!Les!Arts!Florissants.
Hitoshi!Tamada!!Tenor|!Don!Ottavio!
was!born!in!Japan.!He!studied!‘Lied!Interpretation’!at!Hochschule!für!Musik!und!
Darstellende!Kunst!Stuttgart!followed!by!a!‘Master!Neue!Vokalmusik’!(also!in!
Stuttgart).!He!took!part!in!several!world!premiere!productions!of!‚Studio!für!
Stimmkunst!und!Neues!Musiktheater!Stuttgart’.!He!gained!experience!on!stage!
as!Don!Basilio!(Le!Nozze!di!Figaro),!Ferrando!(Così!fan!tutte)!and!Nemorino!
(L’elisir!d’amore)!in!Japan.!In!the!season!of!2013/14!he!will!be!an!intern!at!SWR!
Vokalensemble.!He!gives!many!concerts!as!a!soloist!performing!Lieder!as!well!as!
sacred!and!early!music.
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Ensemble!of!the!Sommer!Oper!Bamberg!2013!!!!!!
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Benjamin!Appl!!Baritone!|!Don!Giovanni
debuted!at!the!Staatsoper!‘Unter!den!Linden‘!Berlin!as!Tusenbach!in!Peter!
Eötvö’s!‚Tri!sestri’!in!2011.!He!gained!further!experience!in!Purcell’s!‚Dido!and!
Aeneas’!(Aeneas),!Orff’s!‚Die!Kluge’!(König),!Strauß‘s!‚Die!Fledermaus’!(Falke),!
Puccini’s!‚La!Bohème’!(Schaunard)!and!Britten’s!‚Owen!Wingrave’!(Owen!
Wingrave).!He!performed!with!the!‚Akademie!für!Alte!Musik!Berlin’,!the!
‚Münchner!Rundfunkorchester’,!the!‚Staatskapelle!Berlin’!and!with!conductors!
such!as!Michael!Hofstetter,!Christoph!Poppen,!Helmuth!Rilling!and!Ulf!Schirmer.!
He!gave!recitals!at!‚Schubertiade!Hohenems’,!Berlin!Philharmonie,!‚Heidelberger!
Frühling’,!‚Klavierfestival!Ruhr’,!‚Ravinia!Festival’,!Wigmore!Hall!London!and!
‚Rheingau!Musik!Festival’.!Appl!lives!in!London,!where!he!has!studied!with!
Rudolf!Piernay!at!Guildhall!School.!He!was!the!last!private!student!of!Dietrich!
FischeraDieskau.
Jiri!Rajnis!!Baritone!|!Don!Giovanni
comes!from!Prague,!where!he!studied!and!worked!as!a!singer.!He!successfully!
completed!studies!in!acting!and!drama!at!the!Prague!Conservatory!as!well!as!
opera!singing!at!the!Music!Academy!of!Performing!Art!Prague.!In!the!Chech!
Republic!he!had!several!guest!appearances!at!the!opera.!
In!the!past!six!months!he!worked!with!professors,!singers!and!répétiteurs!of!
UCLA,!Juillard!School!and!Metropolitan!Opera!New!York!City!.!In!New!York!he!
performed!Belcore!in!‚L’elisir!d’amore’!et!al.!!As!part!of!the!‚Seattle!young!artist!
program’!he!will!perform!Don!Giovanni!at!UCLA!(coached!by!members!of!the!
Metropolitan!Opera)!in!February!2014.!
Giuseppe!Di!Paola!!Bass!|!Leporello!
was!born!in!Italy!and!is!currently!studying!in!Bremen.!He!has!already!completed!
his!studies!at!‚Conservatorio!di!Musica!G.B.Martini!Bologna’!with!Dano!Raffanti.!
In!2005!he!became!a!binalist!in!the!‚AsLiCo’!Competition!of!Giovani!Cantanti!
Lirici!d’Europa,!performing!Figaro!in!Mozart’s!‚Le!Nozze!di!Figaro’,!followed!by!
an!engagement!of!‚AsLiCo’!for!Sergei!Prokobjew’s!opera!‚L’Amour!des!Trois!
Oranges’,!conducted!by!Dmitri!Jurovsky.!In!the!Season!of!2009/2010!he!
successfully!performed!in!,Le!nozze!di!Figaro’!at!‘Maggio!Musicale!Fiorentino’!in!
Florenz!as!well!as!in!,La!Traviata’!and!‘Rigoletto’!at!‘Teatro!Politeama!di!
Palermo’.
Seo!Kwangmin!!Bass!|!Leporello
was!born!in!South!Korea.!He!is!currently!studying!at!‚Musikhochschule!
Würzburg’!with!Prof.!Cheryl!Studer.!In!the!past!he!has!not!only!been!active!in!
the!operatic!bield!–!he!also!performed!in!several!musicals,!such!as!
‚Cleopatra’!(Antonius,!2009)!or!‚Notre!Dame!de!Paris’!(Frollo,!2010)!in!Korea.
He!was!cast!as!Sparafucile!in!Verdi’s!‚Rigoletto’!(Korea,!2005)!and!as!Sprecher!
and!Zweiter!Geharnischter!in!Mozart’s!‚Zauberblöte’.!
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Ensemble!of!the!Sommer!Oper!Bamberg!2013!!!!!!
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Nicholas!Probst!!Bass!|!Masetto
was!born!in!the!USA!and!studied!at!‘Hochschule!für!Musik!Stuttgart’!with!Prof.!
Ulrike!Sonntag.!
He!has!performed!at!‘Union!Avenue!Opera’!in!the!US!as!Tsurin!in!Tschaikowsky’s!
opera!‘Pique!Dame’,!at!the!New!York!Lyric!Opera!as!Papageno!in!Mozart’s!‘Magic!
Flute’!and!in!Carnegie!Hall!as!Lescaut!in!Puccini’s!‘Manon!Lescaut’!and!with!the!
Opera!Company!of!Brooklyn,!New!York,!as!Masetto!in!‘Don!Giovanni’.
He!completed!his!musical!education!with!masterclasses!at!the!‘Internationale!
Bachakademie!Stuttgart’!(JohannesaPassion,!J.S.!Bach)!with!Prof.!Rudolf!Piernay!
and!at!the!Metropolitan!Opera!Guild!(‘Pardon!My!French’)!with!Dr.!Susan!Stout.
Jan!Szurgot!!Bass!|!Masetto
was!born!in!Poland!and!is!currently!studying!at!the!‚Academy!of!Music’!Lodz!
with!Prof.!P.!Miciński.
In!2012!he!participated!in!masterclasses!with!Włodzimierz!Zalewski!at!
‚Musikakademie!!Rheinsberg’!and!with!Udo!Reinemann.!Additionally,!he!took!
part!in!the!‚17th!International!Course!of!Musical!Interpretation’!in!Nowy!Sacz,!
Poland.
In!March!2013!he!was!cast!as!Schlendrian!in!a!performance!of!Johann!Sebastian!
Bach’s!cantata!No.!211!(‚Kaffeekantate’).
Philip!Mehr!!Bass!|!Commendatore
debuted!at!Opera!Frankfurt!in!Davie’s!‚Cinderella’!(music!director:!Johannes!
Debus)!as!a!twelveayearaold!boy!in!1999,!and!recently!had!engagements!as!
Langer!Engländer!(‚Der!Spieler’)!and!La!Voce!in!Mozart’s!‚Idomeneo’,!also!in!
Frankfurt.!From!2004!to!2010!he!studied!with!Prof.!Berthold!Possemeyer!at!
‚Hochschule!für!Musik!und!Darstellende!Kunst!Frankfurt’.!In!2010!he!moved!to!
Mannheim!to!complete!his!studies!with!Prof.!Rudolf!Piernay.
He!attended!masterclasses!with!KS!Kurt!Moll!and!Prof.!Thomas!Heyer.!
By!now,!the!young!bass!is!an!awardee!at!‚RichardaWagneraStipendienstiftung’!
and!is!an!experienced!performer!in!different!gernres,!such!as!oratorio!and!
musical.!He!is!a!member!of!the!charitable!chanson!and!cabaret!duo!»Mehr!&!
Milde«!and!performed!as!Mackie!Messer!in!a!production!of!‚Hessischer!
Rundfunk’.
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Ensemble!of!the!Sommer!Oper!Bamberg!2013!!!!!!