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Elisabeth Wrede mezzo-soprano

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          The young mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Wrede was born in Cottbus, Germany, in 1998. She gained her first stage experience through participation in the “Jugend Musiziert” competition, where she won multiple prizes on the national stage. Her extraordinary talent was demonstrated by performing with the orchestra of the Cottbus State Theatre at their “Young Artists' Concert”. She was admitted to the young artist program at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University of Music and Theater in Leipzig, which she completed at the same time as her Abitur. In October 2017 she started her bachelor's degree at the HMT Leipzig, where she studied with Professor Brigitte Wohlfarth and where she will start her master's degree in October 2021. At the international singing academy in Torgau she won the Junge Stimmen Leipzig e.V sponsorship prize in 2018.

           She has already appeared at numerous opera and operetta galas, including the Altenburg Castle Festival and the Arnstadt Theater and can be heard at various charity events and song recitals in the Leipzig area. She has also performed in various university productions such as "Giulio Cesare" and "Der Bettelstudent". As a soloist she has sung the alto part in Requiem by Mozart, the C major Mass and the 9th Symphony by Beethoven. In a production for Kinderoper Bravissimo, she sang the role of Hänsel from the opera "Hänsel and Gretel" by Humperdinck. She was due to sing the role of 3. Knabe in Mozarts “Die Zauberflöte" during the 2019/20 season at the Leipzig Opera however this production was unfortunately postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

          In 2021-2022 season, she will sing the roles of Cenerentola in Rossini's La Cenerentola, Orlofsky in Strauss' Die Fledermaus, at the Schlossfestspiele Ettlingen, and she will make her debut at the Leipzig Opera as the Lehrbube in Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

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