“Her sound is at once earthen and gleaming….simply glorious“…the New York Times
“Once in a generation, a true dramatic soprano comes along, with a rare voice built for the works of Wagner and Strauss in an opera house the size of the Met. Deborah Voigt is the real deal.”
‘ Where’ April 2004.
Deborah Voigt has the kind of talent that can take from ‘the country bumpkin sharpshooter’ Annie Oakley to singing Brunhilde with a stop off at bel canto on the way. And she’s coming to Sydney!
Deborah Voigt will give two concerts in Sydney at the Sydney Opera House with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Conductor Laureate of the BBC Symphony.
Deborah Voigt began her singing career as a chorister and only turned to classical music in her twenties. She began to enter vocal competitions just to pay her credit card bills …and the rest, as they say, is history.
Today she reigns as one of the world’s most powerful dramatic sopranos with roles that have included Salome, Isolde, Tosca and Aida. She has reached audiences beyond the opera theatre with her appearances in the Met Opera HD cinema productions. Prior to her arrival in Sydney, Deborah Voigt will have performed Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Sir Andrew Davis graduated from the Royal College of Music and King’s College Cambridge. After appointments at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, he was appointed music director of Glyndebourne and after that, of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. In his current role as music director and principal conductor of the Chicago Lyric Opera, he conducted his first ‘Ring’ cycle there in 2005.
Wagner Tannhäuser: Prelude
Wagner Die Walküre: Du bist der lenz
Wagner Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebstod
Strauss Der Rosenkavalier: Suite
Strauss Salome, Op.54: Final Scene
Tickets: $169 / $129 / $89 / $59
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