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Michaela Selinger

She debuted in 2004 at Stadttheater Klagenfurt, where she performed in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades” (directed by Dietmar Pflegerl). Subsequently, she began working with the Vienna Opera at the invitation of Ioan Holender himself. She made a name for herself with her interpretations of great lyrical parts, including Octavian in Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” (the performance was also staged in 2017 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow). Her most important roles include: Composer in Richard Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos” (which she sang in Beijing during the premiere of the work in China), Cherubino in “Le nozze di Figaro”, Zerlina in “Don Giovanni” and Idamante in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Idomeneo, re di Creta”. The artist worked with Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Salzburger Festspiele and Opera di Roma, where, at the invitation of Riccardo Muti, she sang the part of Cherubino in “Le nozze di Figaro”. She also performed under his baton in the United States with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She sang in opera theatres in Zurich, Geneva, Essen, Strasbourg and Lyon, as well as in the New National Theatre in Tokyo, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the National Opera in Warsaw and at the Glyndebourne Festival. She also performed at the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle in Stuttgart, the Royal Festival Hall in London and the Sydney Opera House. She has a long-standing artistic friendship with Capella Cracoviensis – the latest joint projects include George Frideric Handel’s “Hercules” and “Theodora”, as well as a recital with pianist Mariusz Klimczak at the Opera Rara Festival 2017.