Violeta Urmana, Mezzosopran
Violeta Urmana

Violeta Urmana

Mezzosopran
Biografie: VIOLETA URMANA Mezzosopran www.violetaurmana.com Born in Lithuania, Violeta Urmana is one of the most sough-after singers of dramatic German and Italian repertoire. Already in the beginning of her career Violeta Urmana created her worldwide reputation as highly acclaimed Kundry in Parsifal and as Eboli in Don Carlo. After 10 most successful years as mezzosopran she made an uncredible turn to a sopran repertoire. During the past years she performed roles such as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera, Elisabetta in Don Carlo, Leonora in La Forza del Destino, Lady in Macbeth, Odabella in Attila, the title roles of Aida, La Gioconda, Medea, Tosca, Norma, Iphigénie en Tauride,Iphigenie en Aulide and Ariadne auf Naxos, Brünnhilde in Siegfried, Sieglinde in Die Walküre and Isolde. Violeta Urmana is guesting regularly at the major opera houses like the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Opéra National de Paris, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Vienna State Opera, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and at the festivals of Bayreuth, Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence, Edinburgh and the BBC Proms. She is working with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Bertrand de Billy, Pierre Boulez, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, James Conlon, James Levine, Jesús López Cobos, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Sir Simon Rattle, Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Franz Welser-Möst and Christian Thielemann. As a highly acclaimed concert and recital singer Violeta Urmana performs music by Mahler, R. Strauss, Schönberg, Berlioz, Wagner and Verdi in the most famous concerts halls in Europe, the Unites Stated of America and in Japan. Among her future plans are Amneris in Aida New York York, Vienna and Madrid, Isolde in Tristan und Isolde in Naples, Verdi’s Requiem in Geneva, an operatic gala concert in Wroclaw, Eboli in Don Carlo in Buenos Aires, Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana in New York, Parsifal in Vienna, Recitals at Schubertiade Festival and Madrid, concerts in Europe and USA. Violeta Urmana has received many awards: in London the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for singers, in Vienna the title Österreichische Kammersängerin. Her homeland of Lithuania among other awards has given her its most important award: the medal "Grand Duke Gediminas of Lithuania". The Lithuanian University for Music and Theatre in Vilnius has recently awarded her the degree Doctor honoris causa. In 2014 she was awarded the title Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia by Giorgio Napolitano, the president of the Italian Republic. She’s an honorary member of G.Mahler Foundation and Artist for peace of UNESCO. Many CD and DVD recordings give proof of her career : CD recordings : G.Puccini „Puccini Rediscovered“ , DG ( Deutsche Gramophon), with Placido Domingo , cond. Alberto Veronesi, Wiener Philharmoniker G.Verdi „Requiem“ (soprano solo),Naxos, cond. Semyon Bychkov, WDR Rundfunkchor & Chor des Teatro Regio Turin G.Verdi „Requiem“ ( mezzosoprano solo),, EMI/Erato, cond. Phillipe Jordan , Choeurs & Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris G.Verdi „Il trovatore“ (Azucena), Sony, Milano, Teatro alla Scala, cond.Riccardo Muti G.Verdi „Oberto“ (Cuniza),Philips, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields / London Voices ,cond. Sir Neville Marriner R„Wagner „Parsifal“ (Kundry), Mariinsky, cond. Valeri Gergiev, Mariinsky orchestra & chorus R. Wagner „Siegfried“ (Bruennhilde), Penta Tone, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, cond. Marek Janowski U. Giordano „Andrea Chenier“ (Maddalena di Coigny), Decca, with Andrea Bocelli, cond. M. Armiliato A.Ponchielli „La Gioconda“ ( Gioconda ),EMI, with Placido Domingo, cond. Marcello Viotti, Münchner Rundfunkorchester R.Wagner „Domingo sings Wagner: scenes from the Ring“(Bruennhilde), EMI, Orch. of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden , cond.Antonio Pappano R.Wagner „Tristan und Isolde“ (Brangaene) with P.Domingo, EMI, Orch.of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden , cond.Antonio Pappano G. Mahler „Das Lied von der Erde“ , Deutsche Gramophon, Wiener Philharmoniker, cond. Pierre Boulez G.Mahler„Rückert-Lieder“ , Deutsche Gramophon, Wiener Philharmoniker, cond. Pierre Boulez G.Mahler – Symphonie Nr.2 , Warner ,Orchestre de la Monnaie, cond.Kazushi Ono B. Bartok „Bluebeards‘s Castle“ (Judith), Accord, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo , cond.Marek Janowski I.Strawinsky „Le rossignol“ (La Mort ),EMI, Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris , cond. J.Conlon A.von Zemlinsky „Maeterlinck-Lieder“, EMI, Kölner Philharmoniker, cond. James Conlon H. Berlioz „La Mort de Cleopatre“, Oehms Classics, cond. B. de Billy, RSO Wien L.van Beethoven Symphonie Nr.9, Deutsche Gramophon, Berliner Philharmoniker, cond.Claudio Abbado Lieder : A.Berg, R.Strauss, S.Rachmaninov , Farao Classics Wiener Opernfest 2005, Orfeo K.Szymanowski „Stabat Mater“, Profil Hänssler, Münchener Rundfunk Orchester, Cond. Marcello Viotti DVD recordings : G.Verdi „Aida“ ( Aida), Decca, Milano, Teatro alla Scala, cond.Riccardo Chailly, G.Verdi „Aida“ (Aida ), Decca, cond.D.Gatti, Orchestra & Chorus of The Metropolitan Opera New York G.Verdi „La forza del destino“ (Leonora),TDK, Florence ,Maggio Fiorentino, cond. Zubin Mehta G.Verdi „Un ballo in maschera“ (Amelija), Opus Arte, Madrid, Teatro Real, cond. J.López Cobos G.Verdi „Macbeth“ (Lady Macbeth), Bel Air Classiques, cond.T.Currentzis G.Verdi „Don Carlo“ (Eboli), Opus Arte, cond. Riccardo Chailly, Netherlands Opera, Amsterdam P. Mascagni „Cavalleria rusticana“ Santuzza), Opus Arte, Madrid,Teatro Real, cond. J.López Cobos L.van Bethoven XI Symphony ( mezzosoprano ), TDK, cond. Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker G. Martucci „Canzone die ricordi“, Medici Arts,cond.R.Muti, Berliner Philharmoniker „Ion Holender Farewell Concert“, Deutsche Gramophon, Vienna, State Opera Das Gala - Konzert zur Feier des 50jährigen Jubiläums der Wiedereröffnung der Wiener Staatsoper“, TDK Film : I.Strawinsky „Le rossignol“ (La Mort ),EMI „The search fort he Holy Grail“ ( Kundry , R.Wagner „Parsifal“), Arthaus, Film of Tony Palmer „The Birdman“ ( part of a soundtrack - singing G.Mahler „Ich bin der Welt abhangen gekommen“) Recordings in Lithuania : G.Mahler – „Rückert-Lieder“, cond. Gintaras Rinkevicius G.Mahler – „Das Lied von der Erde“, cond. Gintaras Rinkevicius „The Lithuanian greatest artists – Violeta Urmana sings R.Wagner, cond.J.Domarkas Recital (Schubert,Brahms, R.Strauss , Poulenc) at the Vilnius Opera Gala- Concert at the Opera 2001, cond.Liutauras Balciunas Operetta Concert with the most popular arias from classical operetta DVD – Violeta Urmana & Alfredo Nigro- Concert in Lithuania Last update: 2019-10-26 08:25:55 +00:00
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Biografie: VIOLETA URMANA Mezzosopran www.violetaurmana.com Born in Lithuania, Violeta Urmana is one of the most sough-after singers of dramatic German and Italian repertoire. Already in the beginning of her career Violeta Urmana created her worldwide reputation as highly acclaimed Kundry in Parsifal and as Eboli in Don Carlo. After 10 most successful years as mezzosopran she made an uncredible turn to a sopran repertoire. During the past years she performed roles such as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera, Elisabetta in Don Carlo, Leonora in La Forza del Destino, Lady in Macbeth, Odabella in Attila, the title roles of Aida, La Gioconda, Medea, Tosca, Norma, Iphigénie en Tauride,Iphigenie en Aulide and Ariadne auf Naxos, Brünnhilde in Siegfried, Sieglinde in Die Walküre and Isolde. Violeta Urmana is guesting regularly at the major opera houses like the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Opéra National de Paris, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Vienna State Opera, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and at the festivals of Bayreuth, Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence, Edinburgh and the BBC Proms. She is working with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Bertrand de Billy, Pierre Boulez, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, James Conlon, James Levine, Jesús López Cobos, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Sir Simon Rattle, Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Franz Welser-Möst and Christian Thielemann. As a highly acclaimed concert and recital singer Violeta Urmana performs music by Mahler, R. Strauss, Schönberg, Berlioz, Wagner and Verdi in the most famous concerts halls in Europe, the Unites Stated of America and in Japan. Among her future plans are Amneris in Aida New York York, Vienna and Madrid, Isolde in Tristan und Isolde in Naples, Verdi’s Requiem in Geneva, an operatic gala concert in Wroclaw, Eboli in Don Carlo in Buenos Aires, Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana in New York, Parsifal in Vienna, Recitals at Schubertiade Festival and Madrid, concerts in Europe and USA. Violeta Urmana has received many awards: in London the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for singers, in Vienna the title Österreichische Kammersängerin. Her homeland of Lithuania among other awards has given her its most important award: the medal "Grand Duke Gediminas of Lithuania". The Lithuanian University for Music and Theatre in Vilnius has recently awarded her the degree Doctor honoris causa. In 2014 she was awarded the title Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia by Giorgio Napolitano, the president of the Italian Republic. She’s an honorary member of G.Mahler Foundation and Artist for peace of UNESCO. Many CD and DVD recordings give proof of her career : CD recordings : G.Puccini „Puccini Rediscovered“ , DG ( Deutsche Gramophon), with Placido Domingo , cond. Alberto Veronesi, Wiener Philharmoniker G.Verdi „Requiem“ (soprano solo),Naxos, cond. Semyon Bychkov, WDR Rundfunkchor & Chor des Teatro Regio Turin G.Verdi „Requiem“ ( mezzosoprano solo),, EMI/Erato, cond. Phillipe Jordan , Choeurs & Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris G.Verdi „Il trovatore“ (Azucena), Sony, Milano, Teatro alla Scala, cond.Riccardo Muti G.Verdi „Oberto“ (Cuniza),Philips, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields / London Voices ,cond. Sir Neville Marriner R„Wagner „Parsifal“ (Kundry), Mariinsky, cond. Valeri Gergiev, Mariinsky orchestra & chorus R. Wagner „Siegfried“ (Bruennhilde), Penta Tone, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, cond. Marek Janowski U. Giordano „Andrea Chenier“ (Maddalena di Coigny), Decca, with Andrea Bocelli, cond. M. Armiliato A.Ponchielli „La Gioconda“ ( Gioconda ),EMI, with Placido Domingo, cond. Marcello Viotti, Münchner Rundfunkorchester R.Wagner „Domingo sings Wagner: scenes from the Ring“(Bruennhilde), EMI, Orch. of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden , cond.Antonio Pappano R.Wagner „Tristan und Isolde“ (Brangaene) with P.Domingo, EMI, Orch.of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden , cond.Antonio Pappano G. Mahler „Das Lied von der Erde“ , Deutsche Gramophon, Wiener Philharmoniker, cond. Pierre Boulez G.Mahler„Rückert-Lieder“ , Deutsche Gramophon, Wiener Philharmoniker, cond. Pierre Boulez G.Mahler – Symphonie Nr.2 , Warner ,Orchestre de la Monnaie, cond.Kazushi Ono B. Bartok „Bluebeards‘s Castle“ (Judith), Accord, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo , cond.Marek Janowski I.Strawinsky „Le rossignol“ (La Mort ),EMI, Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris , cond. J.Conlon A.von Zemlinsky „Maeterlinck-Lieder“, EMI, Kölner Philharmoniker, cond. James Conlon H. Berlioz „La Mort de Cleopatre“, Oehms Classics, cond. B. de Billy, RSO Wien L.van Beethoven Symphonie Nr.9, Deutsche Gramophon, Berliner Philharmoniker, cond.Claudio Abbado Lieder : A.Berg, R.Strauss, S.Rachmaninov , Farao Classics Wiener Opernfest 2005, Orfeo K.Szymanowski „Stabat Mater“, Profil Hänssler, Münchener Rundfunk Orchester, Cond. Marcello Viotti DVD recordings : G.Verdi „Aida“ ( Aida), Decca, Milano, Teatro alla Scala, cond.Riccardo Chailly, G.Verdi „Aida“ (Aida ), Decca, cond.D.Gatti, Orchestra & Chorus of The Metropolitan Opera New York G.Verdi „La forza del destino“ (Leonora),TDK, Florence ,Maggio Fiorentino, cond. Zubin Mehta G.Verdi „Un ballo in maschera“ (Amelija), Opus Arte, Madrid, Teatro Real, cond. J.López Cobos G.Verdi „Macbeth“ (Lady Macbeth), Bel Air Classiques, cond.T.Currentzis G.Verdi „Don Carlo“ (Eboli), Opus Arte, cond. Riccardo Chailly, Netherlands Opera, Amsterdam P. Mascagni „Cavalleria rusticana“ Santuzza), Opus Arte, Madrid,Teatro Real, cond. J.López Cobos L.van Bethoven XI Symphony ( mezzosoprano ), TDK, cond. Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker G. Martucci „Canzone die ricordi“, Medici Arts,cond.R.Muti, Berliner Philharmoniker „Ion Holender Farewell Concert“, Deutsche Gramophon, Vienna, State Opera Das Gala - Konzert zur Feier des 50jährigen Jubiläums der Wiedereröffnung der Wiener Staatsoper“, TDK Film : I.Strawinsky „Le rossignol“ (La Mort ),EMI „The search fort he Holy Grail“ ( Kundry , R.Wagner „Parsifal“), Arthaus, Film of Tony Palmer „The Birdman“ ( part of a soundtrack - singing G.Mahler „Ich bin der Welt abhangen gekommen“) Recordings in Lithuania : G.Mahler – „Rückert-Lieder“, cond. Gintaras Rinkevicius G.Mahler – „Das Lied von der Erde“, cond. Gintaras Rinkevicius „The Lithuanian greatest artists – Violeta Urmana sings R.Wagner, cond.J.Domarkas Recital (Schubert,Brahms, R.Strauss , Poulenc) at the Vilnius Opera Gala- Concert at the Opera 2001, cond.Liutauras Balciunas Operetta Concert with the most popular arias from classical operetta DVD – Violeta Urmana & Alfredo Nigro- Concert in Lithuania Last update: 2019-10-26 08:25:55 +00:00
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