Eva Lind

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Eva Lind in New York for her concert at Carnegie Hall 2007

Eva Lind (born June 14, 1966) is an Austrian operatic soprano.

Career[edit]

Lind was born in Innsbruck, where she started singing as a teenager. While studying philosophy at the University of Vienna she continued her professional training as a singer. Her teachers were Marta Lantieri, Ruthilde Boesch and Wilma Lipp.

At the age of 19, she made her professional debut as Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute at the Vienna State Opera.[1] and starred as Lucia in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor in Basel. These two events marked the beginning of an international career which so far has allowed her to appear on the world's major opera and concert stages such as New York (Carnegie Hall), Milan (La Scala),[2] Berlin (Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berliner Philharmonie), Munich (Bavarian State Opera, Philharmonie am Gasteig, Herkulessaal, Cuvilliés Theatre), London (Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall), Madrid (Teatro de la Zarzuela), Zurich (Tonhalle, Zurich Opera House), Paris (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw, Opera House), Stockholm (Royal Swedish Opera), Buenos Aires (Teatro Colón), Mexico City, Tokyo (Suntory Hall, Tokyo Opera City), Osaka (Symphony Hall) and Shanghai (Opera House). She also sang at the festivals of Salzburg, Arena di Verona, Glyndebourne, Schleswig-Holstein and Schlossfestspiele Schwerin.[3]

She has worked with conductors Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Georg Solti, Sir Colin Davis, Kurt Masur, Bernard Haitink, René Jacobs, André Previn and Yehudi Menuhin.

Lind appears extensively on stage performing soprano roles like Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Gilda (Rigoletto), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Amina (La sonnambula), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Violetta (La traviata), Nedda (Pagliacci) and many more.

Besides opera, Lind's repertoire embraces a wide range of lieder by composers such as Mozart, Schubert, R. Strauss, Brahms, Wolf, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Mahler and Berg and songs by Debussy, Satie, Fauré, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and others.

She went on a concert tour through Japan with members of the Vienna Philharmonic in January 2010 and has given a solo recital at Milan's Teatro Dal Verme on May 5, 2010. In July 2010, she sang Gilda in Rigoletto (with Leo Nucci as Rigoletto) at the Opera Festival in Solothurn. From December 27, 2010, until January 6, 2011, she toured China (Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Dalian, Hangzhou, Changsha, Meizhou) together with the Berliner Symphoniker.

Lind sang her first Nedda in Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci in July 2012 at Schlossfestspiele Schwerin. [4]

In March/April 2014 she performed in China (Shanghai, Chongqing, Dalian, Xuzhou, Nanning and Nanchang) on a tour with solo recitals together with Chinese pianist Xin Sui. [5]

Eva Lind regularly appears on German TV where she hosts various music programs.[6]

Andrew Lamb in Gramophone described her voice as "sheer delight, fresh, crisp, clear, beautifully agile and with superb trills."

Discography[edit]

Solorecitals

  • Frühlingsstimmen– Wiener Volksopernorchester, Franz Bauer-Theussl (Philips, 1986)
  • Coloratura AriasMünchner Rundfunkorchester, Heinz Wallberg (Philips, 1988)
  • Operatic Duets (with Francisco Araiza), Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Ralf Weikert (Philips, 1990)
  • Ich bin verliebt – Accademia di Montegridolfo, Gustav Kuhn (BMG, 1996)
  • My Romance (with José Carreras), The London Musicians Orchestra, David Giménez Carreras (Erato, 1997)
  • Lieder, die zu Herzen geh'n – Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, Erich Becht (Koch Classics, 2000)
  • Sentimento – Philharmonic Orchestra München, Herrmann Weindorf (Koch Universal, 2001)
  • Wunder gescheh'n – Philharmonic Orchestra München, Herrmann Weindorf (Koch Universal, 2003)
  • Ich will leben – Kölner Symphonisches Orchester, Erich Becht (Hänssler Classic, 2005)
  • Mozart rennt – Das Rennquintett (Bayer Records, 2006)
  • Die große Operettengala (with Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Thomas Hampson: Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Marcello Viotti (Sony Classical, 2007)
  • Stille Nacht – Kölner Symphonisches Orchester, Erich Becht (Sony BMG 2006)
  • Magic Moments (with Tobey Wilson), Philharmonic Orchestra München, Herrmann Weindorf (Seven Days Music, 2008)
  • Eva Lind – Ihre grössten Erfolge aus 'Straße der Lieder' (Koch Universal, 2008)
  • Eva Lind - Bijoux (Solo Musica, 2014)

Complete opera recordings

Symphonic works, oratorios

DVDs

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Eva Lind" in Großes Sängerlexikon, Karl J. Kutsch & Leo Riemens. Bern, Munich: Saur (ISBN 3-598-11419-2), 3rd edition, 1999, volume 3, pp. 2075f.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vorstellungen mit Eva Lind, Wiener Staatsoper
  2. ^ http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/1997/aprile/03/Sigfrido_alla_Scala_Wagner_democristiano_co_0_9704033197.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.welt.de/print/die_welt/hamburg/article106490392/Der-Bajazzo-als-Joint-Venture-mit-Roncalli.html
  4. ^ http://www.focus.de/kultur/kunst/theater-roncallis-neuer-theater-flirt-der-bajazzo-in-schwerin_aid_767135.html
  5. ^ http://www.bmeia.gv.at/cn/botschaft/gk-shanghai/aktuelles/veranstaltungskalender/2014/liederabend-eva-lind.html
  6. ^ http://www.hr-online.de/website/derhr/home/presse_meldung_einzel.jsp?rubrik=55003&key=presse_lang_48212209

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