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Nadine Weissmann

Biography

German mezzo-soprano Nadine Weissmann makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2019/20 Season as Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte).

Weissmann was born in Berlin and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and with Virginia Zeani at Indiana University, Bloomington. Selected opera appearances include Erda and Schwertleite (Der Ring des Nibelungen) and Mary (Der fliegende Holländer) for the Bayreuth Festival, Erda in Barcelona and Seoul, as well as in concert in Baden-Baden, Dortmund and Hamburg, Countes Helfenstein (Mathis der Maler), Third Lady and Mistress Quickly (Falstaff) for Paris Opéra, Erda and Flosshilde (Das Rheingold) for the Liceu, Barcelona, Flosshilde, Schwertleite and Second Norn (Der Ring des Nibelungen) for Bavarian State Opera, Cupidon (Orphée aux enfers) for Salzburg Festival, Geneviève (Pelléas et Mélisande), Gora (Reimann’s Medea) and Ježibaba (Rusalka) for Komische Oper Berlin, Laura (La Gioconda) for Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen, and Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera), Dalila (Samson et Dalila in concert), Carmen, Waltraute (Götterdämmerung) and Herodias (Salome) at Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar.

Weissmann has appeared in concert with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, NDR Symphony Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orquestra, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, and Staatskapelle Weimar in repertory including Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Symphony no.9, Mendelssohn’sElijah, Mahler’s Symphonies no.2 and no.8 and Verdi’s Requiem.