Manfred Honetschläger

Manfred Honetschläger

Manfred Honetschläger spielte nach einem klassischen Orchester-Studium als Posaunist in Sinfonie- und Opernorchestern wie auch in Jazz-Formationen und Bigbands, u. a. im European Jazz Orchestra von Jerry Mulligan. Des Weiteren studierte er Komposition und Arrangement bei Bill Dobbins und Rayburn Wright an der Eastman School of Music, bei Kenny Napper am Konservatorium in Hilversum sowie bei Bob Brookmeyer und Jim McNeely (im Rahmen eines GEMA-Stipendiums) an der Musikhochschule Köln.

Nach einigen Jahren im Opern- und Museumsorchester Frankfurt am Main wechselte er in die Bigband des Hessischen Rundfunks. Eine langjährige Zusammenarbeit verbindet ihn mit dem Radio-Sinfonieorchester Warschau und dem Filmorchester Babelsberg, wo er als Dirigent, Komponist und Arrangeur für Musik- und Filmproduktionen tätig ist. Er leitete projektweise die Bigband des Hessischen Rundfunks bei Cross-Over-Programmen (u. a. mit Bela B., Laith Al Deen, Pe Werner), beim Jazz Festival Frankfurt (Aki Takase, Rudi Mahall) und die SWR-Bigband bei der Eröffnung des Klavier-Festivals Ruhr.

Er komponierte Kammermusik, eine Jazz-Messe, Hörspielmusiken (wie z. B. im Jahre 2013 „Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster stieg“), ein Bigband/Jazz-Kinderprogramm, Schauspielmusiken und Cross-Over-Klassik (u. a. für das HR Sinfonieorchester, das MDR Sinfonieorchester, das Mahler Chamber Orchestra und Orchester & Bigband der Deutschen Oper Berlin). Darüber hinaus unterrichtete er in der Abteilung Jazz / Popularmusik der Musikhochschule Frankfurt am Main.


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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.