Lea  Willeke

Lea Willeke

Die Regisseurin Lea Willeke wurde in Jena geboren und studiert an der Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin Regie. Im April 2023 inszeniert sie bei den NEUEN SZENEN VI die Uraufführung D:\FACED des Komponisten Sina Fani Sani in der Tischlerei der Deutschen Oper Berlin und im Juni 2023 Georg Kreislers musikalische Komödie DU SOLLST NICHT LIEBEN am Theater Altenburg-Gera. Sie ist Stipendiatin der Akademie Musiktheater Heute der Deutschen Bank in den Jahren von 2022 bis 2024. 2022 führte sie im Rahmen der Bayreuther Festspiele Regie bei der Kinderoper LOHENGRIN. 2019 gab sie sie am Theater Altenburg-Gera mit dem Musiktheaterstück BABBEL ihr Regiedebüt. Während ihres Studiums inszenierte sie Szenen aus den Opern THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA, ALCINA und IL RITONO D’ULISSE IN PATRIA und nahm an Regieworkshops bei Andrea Moses, Tatjana Gürbaca, Barbora Horáková, Michael Thalheimer, Hans Neuenfels und Katharina Wagner teil. Assistenzen und Hospitanzen führten sie unter anderem an die Staatsoper Unter den Linden, die Bayerische Staatsoper, die Semperoper Dresden, die Hamburgische Staatsoper, die Komische Oper Berlin und zu den Salzburger Festspielen.



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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.