Showcase of singers  -  Theater an der Wien, May 16th, 2015

 

We are happy to announce, that our annual agency showcase will be hosted this year by Theater an der Wien in Vienna on May 16th 2015.

Over the course of just 3 hours you can hear our best singers, those that we have selected for this presentation; a mix of new discoveries, some of our most established artists, as well as 5-6 singers from the Theater an der Wien opera studio.

As of March 7th, we have the following artists confirmed. Please keep checking for updates:

Irina Baikova, Soprano

  • - 2008-2013 studies at  St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory
  • - 2010  St. Petersburg State theater "Anton Rubinstein"  - First Witch and Spirit - in Purcell's  "Dido and Aeneas"
  • - 2013 St. Petersburg State theater "Anton Rubinstein" - Violetta in "La Traviata"
  • - 2013 St. Petersburg State theater "Anton Rubinstein"  - Zemfira - in Rahmaninov's  "Aleko"

Diana Tugui, Soprano

  • - 2014 Lucia di Lammermoor, directed by Andrei Serban
  • - 2012 Best Operetta Singer for Adele in Fledermaus, awarded by VIP Music
  • - 2006 Best 'Madness' Aria in Lucia di Lammermoor Gala Mozaic Awards
  • - 2014 European Tours with Michaela (Carmen), Musetta (La Bohéme), Violetta(La Traviata)  

Oksana Kramareva, Soprano

  • - 2008 2nd Prize at the Operalia Competition in Quebec
  • - 2008 Lisa at Marinsky Theatre under Valery Gergiev
  • - 2010 Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera at Aalto Opera, Essen under Stefan Soltesz
  • - 2012 Turandot with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra under Alberto Hold-Garrido
  • - 2015 Tosca at St. Margarethen Festival, Aida at Malmö Opera and Norma at Kassel theatre

Kirsi Tiihonen, Soprano

  • - 2005 Elisabeth of Tannhäuser at La Scala in Milan
  • - 20ß8 Siglinde (Die Walküre), Finnish National Opera
  • - 2009/10/11 Brünnhilde (Siegfried), Essen
  • - 2010 Elsa (Lohengrin), Tampere
  • - 2011 Kostelnicka (Jenufa), Malmö
  • - 2006-12 Isolde, Santiago del Chile, Staatsoper Berlin, La monnaie Brussels

Anita Watson, Soprano

  • - 1st prize at the Australian Singing Competition in Sydney (2005)
  • - Singing the role Gretel at the Royal Opera House in London (2008)
  • - 9th Symphony of Beethoven under Sir Antonio Papano in Italy (2008)
  • - 1st prize at the ARD Competition in Munich (2009)
  • - The Governess of the "Turn of the screw" by Britten at La Fenice in Venice (2010)

Ewa Wolak, Contralto

  • - Recipient of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage
  • - Member of the Karlsruhe ensemble & regular guest at Deutsche Oper Berlin.
  • - Erda in Das Rheingold & Siegfried; Fricka in Das Rheingold & Die Walkure - at both Deutsche Oper & Karlsruhe
  • - Dalila at Karlsruhe State theatre
  • - Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera - in both Deutsche Oper & Finnish National Opera

Evgenij Akhmedov, Tenor

  • -  2011 Graduate from St Petersburg State Conservatory
  • -  Since 2011 soloist of Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersbug 
  • -  Since 2012 Vladimir Lensky and Conte Almaviva at the Marinsky Theatre St. Petersburg 
  • -  2013 Vladimir Lensky at Savonlinna Opera Festival 2013
  • -  Masterclasses with Neil Shikoff

Luc Robert, Tenor

  • - 2012 Rodolfo in Luisa Miller at Malmö Opera
  • - 2013 Nicias (Thais) at the Finnish National Opera
  • - 2013 Don Carlo at Dortmund Opera, Germany
  • - 2014 Rodolfo (La Bohéme) at Malmö Opera, Sweden 
  • - 2014 Don José (Carmen) at Savonlinna Opera Festival
  • - 2015 Metropolitan Opera debut as Ernani alongside Angela Meade & Plácido Domingo

George Oniani, Tenor

  • - Studied at Hochschule Music and Theatre in Munich & Accademia of La Scala in Milan
  • - La Scala debut as Riccardo in Verdi's Oberto
  • - 2008/09 became member of the ensemble of the theatre in Bonn; performing many roles including: Cavaradossi,        Pinkerton, Canio, Duca di Mantova, Rodolfo, Riccardo, Radames, Pollione, Manrico & Calaf
  • - international guest performances include Volksoper Wien, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Marinsky Theatre, Ravenna Festival, Munich Gasteig, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Cape Town, Mexico, Rio, Macau

Matija Meic, Baritone

  • - Second and special prize at Mirjam Helin Competition, 2014
  • - Figaro in Zagreb Opera, 2013-2015
  • - Don GIovanni in Schönbrunn, 2014
  • - Winning Beaumarchais Concours in Vienna Staatsoper and Mozarthaus, 2013
  • - Don Alvaro at Rossini Festival in Bad Wildbad, 2014
  • - Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte) at Gärtnrtplatz Theatre in Munich

Vladislav Sulimsky, Baritone

  • - 2009 Grammy Award Nomination - Recording "the Nose" by Schostakovich with Valery Gergiev
  • - 2011 Recording of "Lucia di Lammermoor" with Dessay and Beczala  
  • - 2012 Miller (Luisa Miller) at Malmö Opera
  • - 2013 Renato at Stockholm Royal Opera 
  • - 2014 Posa in Versi's Don Carlo at Baden Baden Festival in 2014
  • - 2014 Prince Kurlyatev in Tchaikowsky's "The Enchantress" at Theater an der Wien

Ivan Thirion, Baritone

  • - Accepted to the Royal Conservatory in Brussels at the age of 17
  • - Operatic debut as Papageno at Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège 
  • - 2012 performed Figaro in a production with the Opéra de Montpellier
  • - Prizewinner at the Belvedere Competition in Amsterdam.
  • - Since 2014/15 member of the Zurich Opera studio.

Seung-Gi Jung, Baritone

  • - 2008 2nd Prize Luciano Pavarotti international singing competition in Modena Pri
  • - 2009 1st Prize Queen Sonja international music competition in Oslo
  • - 2011 & 2012 Marcello, La Boheme  Teatro La Fenice in Venice
  • - 2011 Germont, La Traviata Teatro La Fenice in Venice
  • - 2012 1st Prize Bilbao international singing competition in Bilbao

Kihwan Sim, Bass

  • - 2009 1st Prize at the International Mirjam Helin Competition in Helsinki
  • - 2010 Figaro at Darmstadt Theatre 
  • - 2011 1st prize at the Long-Thibauld-Crespin Competition in Paris
  • - 2013 Procida (Les Vepres Siciliennes) at Frankfurt Opera and Nice Opera
  • - 2014 Count Rodolfo (La Sonnambula) at Frankfurt Opera
  • - 2016 Metropolitan Opera debut as Colline

Taras Shtonda, Bass

  • - 2015 Pimen (Boris Godunov) at the Savonlinna Opera Festival
  • - 2014 Glyndbourne festival - Prince Gremin (Eugen Onegin) and Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni)
  • - 2013 Munchen opera Festival - Il Grande Inquisitor in "Don Carlo"
  • - 2007-10, 2014 Boris Godunov at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
  • - 2012 Gurnemanz (Parsifal) in Malmö Opera
  • - 2011 Four villains in "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" at Malmö Opera

meet our non-singing artists:

Alberto Hold-Garrido

  • Il Trovatore at the Welsh National Opera
  • Macbeth and Attila at Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile
  • La Traviata in Frankfurt Opera
  • Norma in Stockholm Royal Opera and Finnish National Opera
  • Les contes d'Hoffmann at Malmö Opera, Sweden
  • Lucia di Lammermoor at the Savonlinna Opera Festival
  • La Bohéme at the Graz Opera in Austria

Pamela Recinella, Stage director

  • - 2011 her Die Fledermaus won the Public Prize at the 2011 Ring Award International Competition for stage and set direction
  • - 2013 she staged Simon Boccanegra for Theater Erfurt
  • - 2014 Staff Director for WNO's production of Moses und Aron at the Royal Opera House, London
  • - 2014 Assistant director to David Pountney for Chorus!
  • - 2016 Director of Macbeth at Erfurt Opera