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Agnes Selma WEILAND, Soprano

 

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Ana-Camelia 1 Ana-Camelia 2 Ana-Camelia 3 Ana-Camelia 4 Ana-Camelia 5 Ana-Camelia 6 German Soprano Agnes Selma Weiland comes from Dresden, where she began her musical career. She completed the teaching degree for secondary schools in Music and Italian before enrolling to study voice at the “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy” Hochschule für Musik in Leipzig with Prof. Hans-Joachim Beyer. She continued her education in Berlin with KS Prof. Dagmar Schellenberger at the University of the ArtsSince 2012 she works with KS Renate Behle and since April 2015 with Kirsten Schötteldreier. She has participated in Renata Scotto’s prestigious Operastudio at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy.

RECENT ENGAGEMENTS

after her successful debut as Elsa in Wagners LOHENGRIN during Summer 2017, Agnes Selma Weiland was immediately reinvited for two more Wagnerian roles at the Tiroles Festspiele Erl (Austria), this time as Elisabeth in TANNHÄUSER and Helmwige in Wagners WALKÜRE  (July 2018). Upcoming she will sing the solo soprano in Verdi's Messa da Requiem at Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels.

CAREER OVERVIEW

Agnes Selma Weiland's career took off when joining the Opera House of Bremen (season 2009/2010). The place she made her debut as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Ghita (Der Zwerg) and 1. Dame (Zauberflöte). It led to international recognition and an invitation to make her house debut at the Opéra National de Lyon (FR) in Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart). The House didn't hesitate to reinvite her for the title role in Sancta Susanna by Hindemith (2012) and Nella in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini) staged by David Pountney.

The second important German Opera House to invite Agnes Selma Weiland to sing 1. Dame in Mozart's Zauberflöte was Leipzig. In that House she also performed her first Wagner role : Brünnhilde in the so called "Ring für Kinder" (2014). The same year, at Theater an der Rott, she created the title-role in Susan Oswell's opera Zelda ; the world première was stage directed by Rosamund Gilmore.

The sequel of Wagner's Ring für Kinder at Opera Leipzig, gave her the opportunity to make also her debut as Sieglinde. It was followed by her first appearance in an important Verdi role : Leonora in Trovatore (Autumn 2015). The first Lady (1. Dame) in Mozart's Zauberflöte marked again a debut, this time her first engagement in Switzerland at Theater Basel.

Along with her operatic activities, Agnes Selma Weiland is very much in demand as a song recitalist and oratorio singer. She has sung e.g. at Laeizhalle Hamburg, Frauenkirche Dresden, Gewandhaus Leipzig and Konzerthaus Berlin and furthermore in the USA, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Ireland and Abu Dhabi.

Sung roles (between 2009 and 2016)

Theater Basel : W. A. Mozart "Zauberflöte" (1. Dame).

Theater an der Rott : G. Verdi "Il Trovatore" (Leonora), G. Verdi "Rigoletto" (Ceprano), Susan Oswell World Premiere of "Zelda" (title-role Zelda) and Filmopera SYQUALI: Sieglinde, Senta, Elsa.

Oper Leipzig, R. Wagner "Ring für Kinder" (Sieglinde). W.A.Mozart "Zauberflöte" (1. Dame), R. Wagner „Ring für Kinder” (Brünnhilde)

Theater Bonn, Germany: P. Hindemith "Sancta Susanna" (Susanna), "Nusch- Nuschi" (Ratasata/3.Mädchen).

Opéra National de Lyon, France: G. Puccini "Gianni Schicchi” (Nella) P. Hindemith "Sancta Susanna“ (Susanna) and W. A. Mozart „ Nozze di Figaro" (Marcellina)

UniT- Theatre Berlin, Germany : F. Poulenc "Les Dialogues des Carmelites" (Madame Lidoine).

Theater Bremen, Germany : A. Zemlinsky "Der Zwerg" (Ghita), W.A. Mozart "Don Giovanni" (Donna Elvira), W.A. Mozart "Zauberflöte" (1. Dame), J. Strauss "Die Fledermaus" (Rosalinde), G. Rossini "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" (Berta).

Agnes Selma Weiland has worked repeatedly with such conductors as : Reinhard Goebel, Gustav Kuhn, Markus Poschner, Daniel Montané, Yordan Kamdzhalov, Stefano Montanari, Bernhard Kontarsky, Lothar Koenigs, Gaetano d’Espinosa, Thomas Wise, Matthias Foremny, Stefan Blunier, Christoph Altstaedt, Eckehard Stier, Stefan Diederich and Giedrė Šlekytė.

In concert she has given recitals in the UK and at Konzerthaus Berlin and Frauenkirche Dresden, and participated in Bruckner's Te Deum, and Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the Nikolaï-Church in Potsdam, Brahms' Deutsches Requiem at Naumburger Dom and Nikolaï-Church Potsdam, Bach's Christmas Oratorio amongst others under the baton of Reinhard Goebel and Chor-Werk-Ruhr and Ensemble Resonanz, next to multiple Opera Gala and Christmas and New-Years concerts at Konzerthaus Berlin, Admiralspalast Berlin, Gethsemanekirche Berlin, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, National Concert Hall Dublin, Teatro Arriago die Bilbao and Auditorio Parco della Musica, Rome with members of the the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia, the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra and several German orchestras.

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2010 Award winner (3rd Prize & Critics Award) of XIII. Concurso Internacional de Canto de Bilbao

2009 Award winner (3rd Prize & Audience-Award) of 24th International Robert Stolz Singing Competition, Hamburg (Germany)

2009 Scholarship of the Richard Wagner Association, Leipzig (Germany)

cv-update : September 2018

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