Anna Smirnova

Anna Smirnova

Anna Smirnova stammt aus einer Moskauer Künstlerfamilie. Bis 2002 studierte sie am Tschaikowskij Konservatorium ihrer Heimatstadt und belegte Meisterkurse u. a. bei Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

International trat sie 2007 in Erscheinung, als sie am Teatro alls Scala di Milano als Principessa de Bouillon in ADRIANA LECOUVREUR engagiert wurde, worauf sie in Kürze an alle großen internationalen Häuser eingeladen wurde. So sang sie u. a. an der Metropolitan Opera New York, dem Royal Opera House Covent Garden, der Wiener Staatsoper, der Bayerischen Staatsoper und der Deutsche Oper Berlin die großen dramatischen Mezzo-Partien wie Ortrud / LOHENGRIN, Amneris / AIDA, Eboli / DON CARLO, Azucena / IL TROVATORE, Preziosilla / LA FORZA DEL DESTINO, Marfa Khovanshchina und Lyubasha / DIE ZARENBRAUT ebenso wie die Sopranpartien der Lady Macbeth, Santuzza / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA, Abigaille / NABUCCO, Gioconda oder Odabella / ATTILA.

In der Saison 2010/2011 interpretierte Anna Smirnova auch an der Deutschen Oper Berlin die Partie der Bouillon, damals an der Seite von Angela Gheorghiu und Jonas Kaufmann und gab hier ihr Rollendebüt als Lady Macbeth in der Produktion von Robert Carsen. In der Neuproduktion von DON CARLO in der Sicht von Marco Arturo Marelli sang sie die Eboli.

Jüngste Engagements beinhalten ihr Hausdebüt am Gran Teatre del Liceu als Preziosilla, Eboli an der Metropolitan Opera, das Verdi-Requiem beim Savonlinna Festival, Amneris an der Bayerischen Staatsoper und in der Arena di Verona, Abigaille an der Deutschen Oper Berlin und der Wiener Staatsoper.



Richard Wagner: Lohengrin (2023)
Video – 02:48 min.

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin (2023)

Aida, kommentiert von Dorothea Hartmann
Video – 19:16 min.

Aida, kommentiert von Dorothea Hartmann

Aida – The Making-Of
Video – 05:19 min.

Aida – The Making-Of

Giuseppe Verdi: Aida
Video –

Giuseppe Verdi: Aida

100 Sekunden mit Anna Smirnova
Video – 01:40 min.

100 Sekunden mit: Anna Smirnova

Don Carlo
Video – 02:07 min.

Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo

Video –

Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth


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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.