メゾソプラノ歌手:トルデリーゼ・シュミット Trudeliese Schmidt

Trudeliese Schmidt (7 November 1942 - 24 June 2004) was a German operatic mezzo-soprano who had an international career, performing at major opera houses and festivals in Europe.

The singer with a remarkable stage presence excelled in trouser roles such as Cherubino, Idamante, Hansel, Octavian and the composer in Ariadne auf Naxos. She performed in premieres of operas by Isang Yun and Manfred Trojahn.


Life and career

Born in Saarbrucken, Schmidt studied voice and made her debut at the Saarbrucken Opera as Hansel in Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel. She became a member of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and in 1969 of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. The same year, she performed at the Staatstheater Nurnberg in the premiere of Isang Yun's opera Traume (Dreams). She toured Japan with the Bayerische Staatsoper in 1974.

Schmidt performed at the Bayreuth Festival from 1975, as Wellgunde in Das Rheingold and Gotterdammerung, later also as Grimgerde in Die Walkure and in smaller parts in Parsifal. She appeared at the Salzburg Festival from 1974 to 1995, in parts such as the Zweite Dame in Mozart's Die Zauberflote, the composer in Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss (1979-82), Clairon in his Capriccio (1985?87), Cherubino in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro (1980), Idamante in his Idomeneo (1983-84), Meg Page in Verdi's Falstaff (1991) and Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro (1995).

Schmidt's stage presence was praised, in roles such as the Kostelnicka in Janacek Jenufa and Carlotta in Schreker's Die Gezeichneten. She sang the part of the Marchesa in the premiere of Manfred Trojahn's Enrico at the Schwetzingen Festival in 1991.

In concert, Schmidt appeared in 1985 as a soloist in a mass at St. Peter's Basilica held by Pope John Paul II, singing the alto part in Mozart's Coronation Mass, conducted by Herbert von Karajan. She performed in Beethoven's Missa solemnis with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Karajan, alongside Lella Cuberli, Vinson Cole and Jose van Dam.
Schmidt died in Saarbrucken.

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