Iris Vermillion

mezzosoprano in Mahler 3

Biography

Education
Voice studies at the Musikhochschule Hamburg. Master classes with Christa Ludwig and Hermann Prey.

Debut
Dorabella & Cherubino, led by Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Amsterdam); Clairon/Capriccio (Salzburg Festival)

Career
Famous for her interpretation of Gustav Mahler's symphonies and songcycles.

Highlights
Opera: Composer/Ariadne auf Naxos; Countess Geschwitz/Lulu; Fricka/Ring des Nibelungen, Waltraute/Götterdämmerung; Adriano/Rienzi; Brangäne/Tristan und Isolde (Bonn, Dresden, Paris); Venus/Tannhäuser (Dresden, Cologne); Herodias/Salome (Munich State Opera, Teatro alla Scala); Hexe/Hänsel und Gretel (Dresden)
Concerts: Songs by Gustav Mahler (Hamburg); Wesendonck-Lieder with the Vienna Streichsextett (Vienna); Kindertotenlieder (Graz); Missa Solemnis by Beethoven (Leipzig); St. Matthew's Passion (BWV 244) by J.S. Bach (Madrid, Lisbon); Te Deum (Bruckner) with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra; Magnificat (Bach) (Vienna Musikverein); the world premiere of Jean-Luc Darbelley’s Requiem (Leipzig); Phaedra (B. Britten) (Madrid, Barcelona); La Damnation de Faust (Berlioz) (Seville, Grafenegg Festival), Bluebeard’s Castle (Bartok) (Vienna Musikverein)

Prizes
First prize at the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang (German Song Competition), Berlin, 1986.
German Theater award ‘Der Faust’ for Schoeck’s Penthesilea/Penthesilea (Semperoper Dresden), 2008

Recordings
More than 30 highly acclaimed recordings with works by Beethoven, Bellini, Donizetti, Liszt, Mozart, Mahler and others.

Worked with
Conductors such as: Claudio Abbado, Gerd Albrecht, Semyon Bychkov, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly. Orchestras such as: Berlin Philharmonics, Munich Philharmonics, Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Orchestre de Paris, Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Recent and future productions
Mahler 3(Vlaamse Opera)

Last update on 22 May 2012

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