Nadine Weissmann Mezzo-soprano


Nadine Weissmann was born in Berlin. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and then at the University of Indiana in Bloomington under the guidance of Virginia Zeani. In 2006, she was awarded second prize and the Wagner Prize at the Francisco Viñas Competition and, in 2008, the “Orchestra Choice Award” at the International Wagner Competition in Seattle. She made her professional debut at Osnabrück in 2002 singing the title role in Carmen before joining the troupe of the Weimar Theatre.
She performed the role of Erda in Frank Castorf's complete Ring Cycle for the Bayreuth Festival between 2013 and 2017. She has made guest appearances at the Glyndebourne and Edinburgh Festivals and performed on stages in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Monte-Carlo, Paris, Bordeaux, Lisbon, Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dresden, Helsinki, Bilbao, and Amsterdam. Her repertoire of roles includes Laura (La Gioconda), Ježibaba (Rusalka), Baba the Turk (The Rake’s Progress), Leokadja Begbick (Mahagonny), Mrs Quickly (Falstaff), Herodias (Salome), Gräfin Helfenstein (Mathis der Maler), Waltraute (The Twilight of the Gods), the Old Lady (Candide), Duenna (Betrothal in a Monastery), Mary (The Flying Dutchman), the Old Baroness (Vanessa), Annina (Der Rosenkavalier), and Maddalena (Rigoletto).
In 2017, she played the Third Lady in The Magic Flute at the Paris Opera and at the Opéra Comique, Gora (in Aribert Reimann’s Medea) and Geneviève (Pelléas et Mélisande) at the Komische Oper in Berlin. Nadine Weissmann also performs in concert (Beethoven’s Symphonie N°9 and Missa Solemnis, Mendelssohn’s Elias, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony, Britten’s Folk Songs, Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été, Verdi’s Requiem, and Dvořák’s Stabat Mater). She has sung under the direction of numerous conductors, including George Alexander Albrecht, Michael Boder, Rani Calderon, Jesús López-Cobos, Christoph Eschenbach, Lawrence Foster, Pablo Heras-Casado, Valery Gergiev, Marek Janowski, Kirill Karabits, Lothar Koenigs, Zubin Mehta, Kirill Petrenko, Stefan Solyom, and Christian Thielemann.

Ulrica (Un bal masqué) and Dalila (Samson et Dalila) in Weimar.

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