Jayne Casselman studied in Kansas City with Inchi Bachar, came to Germany and was soon engaged at the Staatstheater Kassel, Theater Dortmund, at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf and at the Nationaltheater Mannheim and where she developed her broad repertoire of the heroines of Wagner and Strauss.
Recent engagements took Jayne Casselman as BRÜNNHILDE and SALOME to Geneva, ISOLDE to Budapest State Opera and as SALOME to Philadelphia’s famous Academy of Music. She performed TANNHÄUSER-ELISABETH in Basel and LADY MACBETH OF MZENSK at Barcelona’s Gran Teatro del Liceu, followed by ISOLDE at the famous Salzburg Großes Festspielhaus.
In concert she sang Schönberg’s GURRELIEDER at the Berlin Konzerthaus,
at the Gewandhaus Leipzig and at the Palacio de las Bellas Artes in Mexico City.
The VERDI REQUIEM and BEETHOVEN IX. Symphony at Nationaltheater Mannheim. She appeard as WALKÜREN Brünnhilde on German Televison in the new Mannheim RING cycle, did several live radio broadcasts from the new Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden and became nominated “ Singer of the Year 2001” by the critics of the “Opernwelt – Magazine” for her interpretation of ISOLDE at Budapest State Opera.
In Philadelphia Jayne Casselman won critical acclaim as well as the “Destinguished Artist Award” for the 1999-2000 season as best singing actress.
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