Guest of the Opera
The mezzo-soprano Dorothea Spilger was born in Landshut, Germany. In 2008 she began studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, and since 2009 she has been a stipendiary of the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung. She has ample concert and theatre experience; to date, she has performed Orlofsky in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Tisbe in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina, Tigrana in Puccini’s Edgar, Ramiro in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera, Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Sesto in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, and other roles. In the 2012/13 season she was engaged at the Studio of the Opéra National de Lyon. In 2013 she portrayed on the main stage of the Opéra National de Lyon the roles of the Dog in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen and the Third Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. In the 2014/15 season she performed the role of Nero in Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea at the Theater Erfurt. Dorothea Spilger has received numerous accolades in vocal competitions, including the International Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, the Competizione dell´Opera in Linz (both in 2013) and the Antonín Dvořák Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary (2014), within which she won 2nd prizes in the Opera and Song categories, as well as the prizes of the National Theatres in Prague and Brno, and the Czech Radio – Vltava and Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra Prizes.
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