Hanne Weber

Voice group: Alto

Mezzo-soprano Hanne Weber comes from Nuremberg. She completed her vocal studies, however, at the Musikhochschule in Detmold and also worked with Karl-Heinz Jarius in Frankfurt am Main. While a student in the years from 1987 to 1992, Hanne Weber was engaged in the chorus at the Bayreuther Festspiele. She was also entrusted with solo assignments there. Besides this, she attended master classes with the soprano Arleen Augér and Kammersängerin Astrid Varnay. Hanne Weber put her vocal prowess to the test at La Scala Milan as a finalist in a singing competition at that prestigious house. In the Bavarian Radio Chorus, Hanne Weber also frequently assumes many solo parts. Here she has impressed audiences both in sacred choral music such as Rossini’s “Petite messe solennelle”, as well as in dramatic compositions like the concert performance of Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera “Königskinder” under the direction of Fabio Luisi. She also took part as “Zigeunerin” in Kálmán’s operetta “Gräfin Mariza” with such prominent soloists as Eva Marton und Herbert Lippert.

Hanne Weber’s repertoire ranges from Bach to the present day. She has sung in Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” under the direction of Wolfgang Sawallisch and took over a solo part in a performance of Richard Strauss’s “Feuersnot” led by Marcello Viotti during the following Christmas season. Last but not least Hanne Weber has been heard in in Bach’s “Weihnachtsoratorium” conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock, and also took part in performances of Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols”.

Hanne Weber became a regular member of the Bavarian Radio Chorus in 1993.

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