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Nancy Weißbach - Soprano

Nancy Weißbach was born in Berlin. She got her first musical education in her home town, then she studied at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar and at the Royal Conservatoire at The Hague with Christina Deutekom and Diane Forlano.
She participated at master classes at the Britten-Pears-School for Advanced Musical Studies Aldeburgh with Galina Wischnewskaja, the Scuola Civica in Milano (Rodolfo Celletti), the Gregynog Festival in Great Britain, at the Belgian Palais des Beaux Arts with Vera Rózsa, at the Belcanto Festival in Dordrecht and at the György Kurtag Festival in The Hague.
She took part successfully at several singing competitions like "Prix Jeunesse" in Amsterdam and received a scholarship at the Belcanto Festival in Milano and the Bayreuth Scholarship from the Richard Wagner Organization in Amsterdam.

Her first contracts had been the role of Dido in a production of "Dido and Aeneas" at the Festival d'Ambronay, a role, she sang at seven more French operas.
In the next season, Nancy Weißbach played as principal soloist The Marschallin ("Der Rosenkavalier / The Knight of the Rose" Richard Strauss) and Santuzza ("Cavalleria Rusticana" Pietro Mascagni) in new productions at Süd­thüringischen Staats­theater at Meiningen.
Since then she works freelance.

Important guest contracts included Chrysothemis ("Elektra" R. Strauss) in an production of Stéphane Braunschweig in Strasbourg, a role she sang at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels with Mo. Kazushi Ono, and in a production of Ruth Berghaus at National­theater Mannheim, too. She was heard as Gutrune and 3rd Norne at Théâtre du Capitol in Toulouse, directed by Pinchas Steinberg, and staged by Nicolas Joel.

At Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège (Belgium) she sang Gutrune and 3rd Norne, in Schwerin and Dessau Foreign Princess ("Rusalka" Antonín Dvořák), at Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg the title role of Euryanthe , and, at Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" in Triest, Ariadne, a role she repeated in Darmstadt.
She performed under Daniel Inbal Beethoven's 9th and Mahler's 2nd Sym­phony.
She made her debut as Agathe ("Der Freischütz" Carl Maria von Weber) at Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège, and as Vitellia ("La Clemenza di Tito" W.A. Mozart), directed by Uwe Eric Laufenberg at the Music Festival Potsdam Sanssouci, and sang The Marschallin, conducted by Asher Fisch, and Maximillian Schell as stage master, at New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, and later in Bonn, too.

Further engagements include
Sieglinde ("Die Walküre / The Valkyrie" Richard Wagner), Gutrune, Third Norn ("Götterdammerung / Twilight of the Gods" R. Wagner) in Liège and Strasbourg, Four Last Songs (Richard Strauss), The Governess ("The Turn of the Screw" Benjamin Britten, conducted by Steuart Bedford) in Liège and at Auditorio de Tenerife, Senta ("Der fliegende Holländer / The Flying Dutchman" R. Wagner) in Monte Carlo and at "Herodeon" (Odeon of Herodes Atticus) of Athens.
She sang The Marschallin ("Der Rosenkavalier") at the Staatstheater Nuremberg and at the Opera Cologne, Chrysothemis at the State Theatre in Weimar, Elisabeth ("Tannhäuser") in Trieste and Erl, Helmwige ("Die Walküre / The Valkyrie") at Teatro Massimo in Palermo.
She sings Brünnhilde ("Siegfried" R. Wagner) in 2014 and 2015 with Mo. Kuhn at the Tyrolean Festival Erl, and 2015 at Grand Theatre Shanghai, too.

Her concert engagements include the Folk Songs by Luciano Berio, Les Nuits d'Été by Hector Berlioz, the Wesendonck Lieder with the Cologne Philharmonic, the soprano part Magna Peccatrix in Mahler's 8th Symphony with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Ankara, as well as recitals with songs by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mahler and Strauss.

2016, Nancy Weißbach makes her debut as Isolde in Athens (Megaron).
2017 to 2019, she sings Brünnhilde in Wagner's Ring at the Oldenburg State Theatre.

Nancy Weißbach, who speaks English, French, Italian, Dutch and Russian in addition to her native language, lives in Berlin and in Southern France.

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