David Ostrek

David Ostrek

Der aus Kroatien stammende David Oštrek studierte Gesang an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien und war seitdem Finalist und Preisträger zahlreicher Gesangswettbewerbe. 2010 debütierte er in der Rolle des Aeneas in Purcells »Dido and Aeneas« am kroatischen Nationaltheater in Varaždin. Am Schlosstheater Schönbrunn verkörperte er Masetto in »Don Giovanni« sowie die Titelrolle von »Gianni Schicchi«. In der Spielzeit 2015/16 wurde David Oštrek Mitglied des von der Liz Mohn Kultur- und Musikstiftung geförderten Internationalen Opernstudios der Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin. Hier sang er u. a. in Stephen Olivers »Mario und der Zauberer«, Rossinis »Petite Messe solennelle«, »La traviata«, »Ariadne auf Naxos«, Aribert Reimanns »Die Gespenstersonate«, »L’incoronazione di Poppea« und »Tosca«. Daneben gastierte er bei den Bregenzer Festspielen, am Daegu Opera House in Südkorea, am Stadttheater Wels, bei den Sommerfestspielen in Dubrovnik sowie am Staatstheater Braunschweig, wo er sein Rollendebüt als Escamillo in »Carmen« gab. Seit der Spielzeit 2018/19 ist er festes Ensemblemitglied der Staatsoper Unter den Linden und war hier als Leporello in »Don Giovanni« zu erleben, als Roderick Usher in der Uraufführung »Usher« sowie als Tisiphone in Rameaus »Hippolyte et Aricie«. Ferner trat er in »La traviata«, »Il barbiere di Siviglia«, »Macbeth«, »Pelléas et Mélisande« und »La Bohème« auf.



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Adventskalender im Foyer: Das 1. Fensterchen

Today in the foyer: "An American Christmas"
Favourite songs from North and South America
with Julie Wyma, Valeria Delmé and Jamison Livsey
5.00 p.m. / Rank foyer on the right
Duration: approx. 25 minutes / free admission

From the frosty north of Alaska to the southernmost tip of Chile, from Buenos Aires to New York City - the Advent season is celebrated across the entire American double continent. But there are huge differences in how Christmas is celebrated. This diversity is also reflected in the music that precedes and accompanies the festivities. While the Argentinian composer Ariel Ramírez takes up the lively rhythms of South American dances in his cantata "Navidad Nuestra" ("Our Christmas"), songs such as "White Christmas" or "I'll Be Home for Christmas" succeed in translating the contemplative into the popular in a unique way. Join sopranos Julie Wyma and Valeria Delmé and pianist Jamison Livsey on a journey through the musical realms on the other side of the Atlantic.

Julie Wyma comes from the USA and studied at the universities of Indiana, Missouri and Arizona. Numerous performances on the opera and concert stage have taken her throughout the USA and Europe. Since the 2021/22 season, she has been a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin chorus as 1st soprano, where she not only sings in the major choral operas with her colleagues, but also takes on a solo role as La Conversa in SUOR ANGELICA. In addition to her work as a singer, Julie Wyma is also active as a singing teacher, costume designer and director.

Valeria Delmé was born in Buenos Aires and gained her first musical experience at an early age, including as a soloist in the children's chorus of the Teatro Colón. This was followed by further opera performances on various stages in Argentina and training at the Conservatorio Superior de Música "Manuel de Falla" before she began performing regularly in Germany in 2017. Valeria Delmé now sings as 2nd soprano in the chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

The pianist and conductor Jamison Livsey studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2016, he conducted a premiere of TURN OF THE SCREW in Tel Aviv. He has worked as a répétiteur with conducting engagements at many opera companies, including Minnesota Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Cleveland, Anchorage Opera, Opera in Williamsburg, Toledo Opera, Sugar Creek Symphony and Song, Pine Mountain Music Festival and Opera North. He has also appeared with these opera companies as a harpsichordist and orchestral pianist with a repertoire ranging from Monteverdi and Rossini to the present day. He has worked as a guest conductor at Opera Santa Barbara. He is also active as a Lied accompanist, including for Vivica Genaux. At the Deutsche Oper Berlin, he works as a répétiteur in the chorus.