Fredrika Brillembourg opened the Inaugural NY Philharmonic Biennial Festival to universal critical acclaim. The New York Times called her performance as the Narrator in the US Premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s The Raven with the Gotham Chamber Opera “vocally plush and dramatically courageous” while the Financial Times described her as “tireless and astonishingly lithe while singing the impossible solos with sensuality when needed and abiding beauty.” The American mezzo-soprano has performed at renowned opera houses and festivals in Washington, Brussels, Geneva, Venice, Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dresden, Aix-en-Provence and Bregenz to name a few and has developed a wide repertoire. Along with the major roles of her fach such as Carmen, Charlotte, Octavian, Komponist, Marguerite, Orfeo, Maddalena and Suzuki, Fredrika Brillembourg is highly acclaimed for modern works by Toshio Hosokawa (Hanjo, The Raven), György Ligeti (Le Grand Macabre), Tan Dun (Marco Polo) and Gottfried von Einem (Jesu Hochzeit). She has performed with prestigious orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra singing under the baton of conductors such as: Antonio Pappano, Sir Jeffrey Tate, Ingo Metzmacher, Daniel Harding, Kazushi Ono, Mark Albrecht, Manfred Honeck, Kent Nagano and Placido Domingo.
Foto: (c) Oliver Mark
Komponist: Józef Koffler