British mezzo-soprano and director Loré Lixenberg made her Royal Opera debut in 2011, creating the role of Cousin Shelley in the world premiere of Anna Nicole. Other work at the Royal Opera House includes Exposure: Opera and OperaShots (Pook’s Ingerland) in the Linbury Studio Theatre.
Lixenberg specializes in contemporary music, and has performed widely in opera, concert repertory and music theatre, working with many leading composers. She regularly collaborates with composer and librettist Richard Thomas (librettist for Anna Nicole), for whom she created the roles Mother (Tourette’s Diva), Peaches/Baby Janes (Jerry Springer: the Opera), Millie and Death (The HaHa Hole) and various roles in Kombat Opera, among others. Other opera work includes Anna (Weill’s Die sieben Todsünden) with Aurora Orchestra and roles in Barry’s The Intelligence Park (Dublin), Osborne’s Difference in Demolition (Opera Circus) and Sørensen’s Under Himlen (Royal Danish Opera).
In concert, Lixenberg has appeared with such orchestras and ensembles as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble InterContemporain, London Sinfonietta, Northern Sinfonietta, Klangforum Wien and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Lixenberg’s credits as a director include the UK premiere of Kagel’s Staatstheater and works with CoMA and at the SPOR Festival.