Guest of the Opera
When Moldavian coloratura soprano Anna Palimina, born in 1979, came to Germany in 2001, she had already completed her piano studies at the State University of the Arts in Chisnau. One year later, she began her vocal studies with her actual teacher Christiane Hossfeld at the "Carl Maria von Weber" Music Academy in Dresden. Two prizes smoothed her path to operatic stages and concert platforms: a grant from the German Music Council (2005) and 2nd Prize at the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang (2006). Her major roles include Servilia in La clemenza di Tito by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which she sang at the Hans-Otto Theatre in Potsdam, and Nora in Dieter Schnebel's Majakowskis Tod, which she interpreted at Munich's Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz. Further roles include Blondchen/ Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Papagena and Queen of the Night/ Die Zauberflöte and Olympia in Jacques Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann. As a concert artist, she has appeared with the NDR Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and performed in France, Spain, Germany and Marocco in a broad repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary. Moreover she sang at the Dresdner Musiktage, the Philharmonics Dresden and the Haydn Festival in Brühl. She has worked with renowned conductors like Herbert Blomstedt, Theodor Guschelbauer, Konrad Junghänel, Johannes Kalitzke, Ekkhard Klemm, Andreas and Christoph Spering and has given numerous song recitals. Since 2009/2010 season Anna Palimina is a member of the ensemble at the Opera in Cologne, where she performed in roles like Amor/ Orfeo ed Euridice, Voce dal Cielo/ Don Carlo, Sierva Maria/ Love and other demons and Olympia/ Les Contes d’Hoffmann. In season past seasons she was heard in Cologne amongst others as Blonde and Konstanze/ Entführung aus dem Serail, as Blumenmädchen/ Parsifal, in Karlheinz Stockhausens’ Sonntag aus Licht with a stage concept of La Fura dels Baus,. She was guest at the State Opera Stuttgart where she made her debut in the new production of Fledermaus as Adele under stage director Philipp Stölzl. In addition she participated in concerts in Dresden/ Dresdner Kreuzchor (St. John’s Passion), Zurich/ Collegium Novum Zürich (Claude Viviers: Trois Airs), Salzburger Festspiele, Basel/ Basel Sinfonietta (Gerard Grisey: L’icone Paradoxal) and as Mater Gloriosa/ Mahler Sinfonie Nr. 8 with the Gürzenich-Orchestra Cologne.
In 2012 she made her debut as Gilda/ Rigoletto and Zerbinetta/ Ariadne auf Naxos.
Photo: Andreas Reichert