Bio: The mezzo-soprano Rebekka Bigelmayr was last heard with the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra in the alto part of Franz von Suppé's Requiem. She made her debut at the Landestheater Detmold in 2019 in the role of Paoluccia in Niccolò Piccini's "La buona figliuola" conducted by Ivan Törzs. At the Fontante-Festival 2019 near Berlin she impersonated as actress and singer the figure of Cécile of St.Arnaud. The director was Frank Matthus, under whom she also made her debut in 2018 at the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg (with a guest performance in Estonia) in the world premiere of Marc-Aurel Floros' "A Bad Man's Life" under the baton of Andrei Diakov. At the Theater Bielefeld she could be heard in the play "Between Heaven and Earth" (Simone Sandroni) conducted by Pawel Poplawski with the Stabat Mater by G.B.Pergolesi.
Her strengths include the fields of baroque and contemporary music, both in concert and opera. On stage she sang excerpts from Samuel Barbarber's 'Vanessa' (Erika), Benjamin Britten's 'Albert Herring' (Nancy), Igor Stravinsky's 'The Rake's Progresses' (Baba) and Hans Werner Henze's 'Prince of Homburg' (Elector).
She also designs her own productions. She put together the secular solo cantata "O numi eterni - Lucrezia" by G.F.Händel with basso continuo accompaniment as a complex performance with solo singing, contemporary dance and electroacoustics. She attracted particular attention with the piece Sequenza III (1966) by Luciano Berio, which she staged in a scenic-performative way as a post-war work. She won the competition "Music & Mediation" in Detmold in 2018. She was semi-finalist at the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin 2018 and also won several special prizes for contemporary music at various competitions. In addition to selected romantic song recitals, she regularly performs as a concert singer. Invitations from the Bavarian Radio have taken her to Nuremberg and to the Allerheiligen Hofkirche of the Munich Residence, among other places. She studied with Prof. Gerhild Romberger, Eeva Tenkanen and Alexis Wagner at the Detmold Academy of Music. The work with Susanne Winter/Munich, Dorothea Geipel/Detmold, Prof. Christiane Iven/Munich and Margreet Honig/Amsterdam had a decisive influence on her artistic work.
Last update: 2020-01-22 18:30:18 +00:00