Ádám  Schiffer

Ádám Schiffer

Der junge Tenor Ádám Schiffer, geboren 1996 in Budapest, studiert bei Prof. Thomas Quasthoff an der Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin. Er arbeitete mit dem Brandenburgischen Staatsorchester unter der Leitung von Jörg Weigle und dem Bachchor Berlin unter der Leitung von Achim Zimmermann. Mit diesem trat er mehrmals in der Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche auf. Im November 2021 gastierte beim Alte Musik Fest Friedenau. Des weiteren trat er als Remendado (CARMEN), Aeneas (DIDO AND AENEAS), Iro (IL RITORNO D’ULISSE IN PATRIA), Wenzel (DIE VERKAUFTE BRAUT), Rodolfo (LA BOHÈME) und IDOMENEO im Rahmen von Hochschulproduktionen auf. Als Mitglied des Opernstudios des Művész Orchester Budapest sang Ádám Schiffer mit großem Erfolg mehrere Bariton- und Tenorrollen, u. a. Schaunard (LA BOHÈME) und Goro (MADAMA BUTTERFLY).

Ádám Schiffer erwarb den ersten Preis der Kategorie Lied, sowie den zweiten Preis der Kategorie Oper des Internationalen Gesangswettbewerbs in Balassagyarmat, Ungarn. Er arbeitete in Rahmen von Meisterkursen, Programmen und Unterricht u. a. mit Robert Dean Smith (Bayreuther Festspiele), Eva Batori (Wiener Staatsoper), Prof. Scot Weir (Salzburger Festspiele), László Kéringer (Operetta and Musical Theater in Budapest), Raphael Alpermann (Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin) sowie mit Prof. Norma Sharp (Bayreuther Festspiele) zusammen. Ádám Schiffer war Stipendiat des Deutschlandstipendiums. Seit April 2020 wird er durch das ELES Studienwerk (BMBF) gefördert. Er debütiert im April 2023 als Louis in PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Juta Pranulytė) an der Deutschen Oper Berlin.



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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.