Kirsten Blanck 
Kirsten Blanck was born in Neumünster in 1965 and she studied at the Hamburg High School of Music under Prof. Judith Beckman. She won numerous prizes in various contests, among which the Singing Competition which takes place every year in Berlin (1982), the first prize at the Singing Competition in Hamburg (1983), the Singing Competition in Hannover (1989) and the special prize of United German theatres for the best performance of a contemporary opera (1990).

She made her debut in Lübeck in 1985. Subsequently she was engaged with the following theatres: the Saarbrücken Theatre (86/87), Lübeck Theatre (87/90), Kiel Theatre (90/95). In these opera houses she had the opportunity to interpret on stage the following roles: Costanze in Die Entführung aus dem serail, Lucia di Lammermoor, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, The Queen of Night in Die Zauberflöte, Lulu, Gilda in Rigoletto, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Violetta in La Traviata. Since 1996 Kirsten Blanck has been a professional singer.

Kirsten Blanck has become known to the public as a result of her performance as the Queen of Night, a role she sang in Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Düsseldorf, Hannover, at the Münchner Opernfestspiele in 1995, during a tour in Japan of the Staatsoper in Berlin and in which she has just made her debut at the Staatsoper in Vienna. In this role she was conducted by prestigious conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Jiri Kout, Gerd Albrecht.

Moreover she interpreted the Queen in Die Verurteilung des Lukullus in Berlin, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt, Sophie Scholl in La Rosa bianca in Hamburg and Vienna/Staatsoper, Costanze in Die Entführung aus dem serail at the Gärtnerplatz in Munich, Hannover, Leipzig, Düsseldorf and Gilda in Rigoletto in Wiesbaden and Hannover.

She made her debut in Aminta in Die Schweigsame frau (The Silent Woman) at the Dresden Opera conducted by Christoph Prick, directed by Marco Arturo Marelli (co-produced by the Staatsoper in Vienna), Parsifal, directed by S. Bychkov in Dresden and in the opera Die Liebe der Danae by Strauss at the Salzburg Festival (2001).

In Italy she has been in Palermo for concerts with the Sicily Symphonic Orchestra, in Trieste at the Teatro Verdi in Der Rosenkavalier/Sophie, at the Scala in Ariadne auf Naxos/Zerbinetta with Sinopoli in April 2000.

September 2003

On Stage
El amor brujo - Cavalleria RusticanaSunday 8 March
at 15:30
in Teatro Filarmonico
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