Maria Riccarda Wesseling

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    Maria Riccarda Wesseling in The Damnation of Faust (Seizoen 2012-2013)

  • Copyright Vlaamse Opera / Annemie Augustijns

    Maria Riccarda Wesseling in The Damnation of Faust (Seizoen 2012-2013)

Marguerite in The Damnation of Faust

Biography

Education
Studies with Hedwig Vonlanthen, Elisabeth Glauser, Margreet Honigand Barbara Martig.

Career
International breakthrough  in 2006 as Iphigénie/Iphigénie en Tauride (Gluck) (Opéra de Paris);
Wide repertoire of Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart and Gluck, Berlioz and Bizet, Berg, Strauss, Schoenberg and Mahler, contemporary works by Saariaho and Henze.

Highlights
Phaedra (Henze) (Staatsoper Berlin; La Monnaie Brussels; Barbican Centre, London); Orphée/Orphée et Euridice (Gluck) (Opéra de Paris & Lincoln Centre, New York; production by Pina Bausch); Giulietta/Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Genève); Sesto/Giulio  Cesare (Bilbao); Carmen/Carmen (Bilbao); Marie/Wozzeck (St. Gallen); Iphigénie/Iphigénie en Tauride (Teatro Real, Madrid); La bellen Hélène/La belle Hélène (Bordeaux); Marguerite/La Damnation de Faust (Stuttgart); Ottavia/L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Teatro Real).

Recordings
Rodrigo (Haendel), Andromaque (Grétry), Metella/La Vie Parisienne (Offenbach) (Lyon) on dvd; various recital CDs
 
Worked with
Directors such as Robert Carsen, Andrea Moses, Krysztof Warlikowski; conductors such as Plácido Domingo, Riccardo Chailly, Peter Eötvös and Thomas Hengelbrock.
 
Recent and future productions
Marie/Wozzeck (Tel-Aviv), Marguerite/La Damnation de Faust (Staatsoper Stuttgart).
 

Last update on 14 August 2012

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