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