Kim-Lillian Strebel

Soprano

Kim-Lillian Strebel

STAATSTHEATER COTTBUS – MAZEPPA (PREMIERE)

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…Kim-Lilian Strebel bringt als Maria zwischen jugendlicher Naivität und Schicksalsüberforderung die Leuchtkraft ihrer Stimme ein… (Roberto Becker – 25.10.2020)


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…Die Maria der Kim-Lilian Strebel kann mit einem bemerkenswert durchdringenden jugendlich dramatischen Sopran aufwarten und kommt mit ihrer hochgewachsenen schlanken Gestalt in verschiedenen Dressen bis zur finalen geistigen Umnachtung, in der sie sich beim Eiapopeia ins lyrische Piano zurücknimmt, äußerst selbstbewußt herüber… (Friedeon Rosén – 26.10.2020)

British/Swiss soprano Kim-Lillian Strebel has received rapturous critical acclaim following a number of high-profile debuts. These include Pamina in Barrie Koksy’s production of DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE for Cincinnati Opera – marking her US operatic debut – and Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique, CENDRILLON for Theater Freiburg, and Lauretta in Calixto Bieito’s new production of GIANNI SCHICCHI at the Komische Oper Berlin.

Forthcoming projects include Mozart´s Requiem with the Dallas Symphony orchestra under Maestro Fabio Luisi, Pamina (THE MAGIC FLUTE) at the Komische Oper Berlin and at the Opéra de Montréal in Canada and MAria (MAZEPPA) at the Staatstheater Cottbus.

In the recent past she made her Italian debut singing Sirene/Una Donna in Handel’s RINALDO at the 44th festival della Valle D’Itria under Maestro Fabio Luisi as well as singing in a Gala Concert there with him. She returned to sing Pamina in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE at the Deutsche Oper Berlin again as well as on Tour with the Komische Oper Berlin (Barrie Kosky’s production) in Australia/New Zealand/Taiwan/Macao. She sang Lydia Pawloska in Weinberger´s SPRING STORMS at the Komische Oper in Berlin and made her Austrian operatic debut in the main role of Martha in MARTHA by Flotow at Opera Graz. Kim-Lillian also returned to Atlanta to sing Canteloube, Songs of the Auvergne under Maestro Donald Runnicles, sang the Mozart Requiem in London and debuted with Mariya in Tschaikowsky´s MAZEPPA at the Staatstheater Cottbus.

Recent opera engagements in the ensembles of Theater Freiburg and Theater Basel include the roles of Micaëla (CARMEN), Fiordiligi (COSÌ FAN TUTTE), Adina (L´ELISIR D´AMORE), Euridice (ORFEO ED EURIDICE), Angelica (ORLANDO), Gretel (HÄNSEL AND GRETEL), Orazia (INDIAN QUEEN), Garsenda (FRANCESCA DA RIMINI), Safiye (CRUSADES), Isaure (JERUSALEM) and Astaroth (KÖNIGIN VON SABA). Equally, during her time in the Junge Ensemble of the Deutsche Opera, roles included Papagena and First Lady (DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE), 2nd Niece (PETER GRIMES), Flower Maiden (PARSIFAL), Shepherd (TANNHÄUSER), Nicoletta (THE LOVE OF THREE ORANGES) and Countess Ceprano (RIGOLETTO) under Pablo Heras-Casado amongst others. As a guest artist, she returned to Berlin as Musetta (LA BOHÈME) and Gretel (HÄNSEL AND GRETEL) under Donald Runnicles.

She has sung First Lady in Günter Krämer’s production of DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, as well as returning to the Komische Opera on tour in South Korea as Pamina. She also sang in Guillermo Amaya’s new production of Donizetti’s ADELIA for Theater für Niedersachsen, Hildesheim, marking the German premiere of the piece, where she received critical acclaim. Recent concert performances, include her US concert debut with the Atlanta Symphony in performances of Missa Solemnis and her BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra debut in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, as well as joining the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich under Peter Kennel as Solveig in Peer Gynt and the Kammerorchester Basel for Mozart’s Requiem under Giovanni Antonini. In the season 18/19 she openened the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg’s season with CPE Bach’s Magnificat under Riccardo Minasi and sang Messiah with La Orquesta Sinfonica Y Coro RTVE, as well as returning to Atlanta Symphony for Bach’s Cantata 80 under Robert Spano and sang the Mozart Requiem in Skopje with the Macedonian Philharmonic under Emil Tabakov. Kim-Lillian, born in London to a artistic Central European family, was trained at an early age as a dancer. Her singing talent was then discovered by the late Anthony Rolfe-Johnson. She is now an honour ARAM of the Royal Academy of Music. She then continued at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

2021-08-25

Bizet CARMEN Micaëla
Britten PETER GRIMES Zweite Nichte
Donizetti ADELIA Adelia
  L’ELISIR D’AMORE Adina
Flotow MARTHA Martha
Gluck ORFEO ED EURIDICE Euridice
Goldmark DIE KÖNIGIN VON SABA Astaroth
Händel
ORLANDO Angelica
  RINALDO Armida, Uno Spirito
Humperdinck HÄNSEL UND GRETEL Gretel
Massenet CENDRILLON Cendrillon
Mozart COSÌ FAN TUTTE Fiordiligi
  DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE Pamina, Erste Dame, Papagena
Prokofjew DIE LIEBE ZU DEN 3 ORANGEN Nicoletta
Puccini GIANNI SCHICCHI Lauretta
  LA BOHÈME Musetta
Purcell THE INDIAN QUEEN Orazia
Ravel L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES La Princesse
Tschaikowski MAZEPPA Maria
Verdi JERUSALEM Isaure
  RIGOLETTO Dien Gräfin von Ceprano
Vollmer CRUSADES Safiye
Wagner PARSIFAL Blumenmädchen
  TANNHÄUSER Ein junger Hirt
Weinberger SPRING STORMS Lydia Pawlowska
Zandonai FRANCESCA DA RIMINI Garsenda