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234th Season

Sylvia Greenberg


The Israeli soprano made her vocal debut in a concert with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta. During the years as a member of the Zurich Opera House and of the Deutsche Oper Berlin she sang many coloratura roles, such as Zerbinetta, Blonde, Oscar and Sophie. However, Mozart‘s Queen of the Night became the artist‘s hallmark at virtually all of the major European opera houses. Guest engagements have led her to the festivals in Salzburg, Bayreuth and Aix en Provence as well to the Teatro alla Scala in Milan where she sang the title role in Donizetti‘s “Lucia di Lammermoor”. She appeared in world premieres of operas by Manzoni and Berio in Milan and in Salzburg.

During the early 1990’s, Konstanze in Mozart‘s “Abduction from the Seraglio” became a major role of her repertoire, and she has sung this at the Vienna State Opera, as well as in Bonn, Toulouse, Ludwigsburg, and Wuerzburg . Since then the artist has moved to the more lyric repertoire, first as Pamina, then as Micaлla and Donna Elvira. She sang Donna Anna for the first time in Munich in 2001.

The artist is as established in the concert world as she is on the opera stage. She made her highly acclaimed U.S. debut singing Haydn‘s “The Creation” under George Solti in Chicago, and her New York debut in Carl Orff‘s “Carmina burana” under Zubin Mehta. Sylvia Greenberg has worked with many of the world’s leading conductors, including Abbado, Bertini, Blomstedt, Chailly, Dohnanyi, Flor, Frьhbeck de Burgos, Harnoncourt, Lopez-Cobos, Luisi, Maazel, Muti, Nagano, Norrington, Rilling, Roshdestvensky, Sawallisch, Tilson Thomas and Varviso. She appears frequently with the great orchestras of Europe and abroad. Her wide concert repertoire includes Bach‘s passions, Mahler‘s symphonies, Dvo?бk‘s, Szymanowski‘s and Poulenc‘s Stabat Mater, and virtually all of Mozart’s sacred works. Furthermore she has sung world premieres of music by Krzysztof Penderecki and Gil Shohat. Sylvia Greenberg can be heard on numerous recordings which include Mozart‘s “Abduction”, Haydn‘s “The Creation” and “L‘anima del filosofo”, Gluck‘s “Paride ed Elena”, sacred music by Poulenc and Bizet as well as Orff‘s “Carmina burana” and Berio‘s “Un re in ascolto”. Sylvia Greenberg’s schedule includes frequent recitals, and she is also highly respected as a teacher, holding classes primarily in Munich and Vienna.

Most recently she sang the 1st soprano in Mahler’s 8th Symphony at the Berlin Philharmony with Kent Nagano. Future engagements include include a staged production of Bach’s “St. Matthew’s Passion” at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Elijah in Caracas, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Stuttgart and a solo recital at the Arts Festival in Bucarest.

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