Dorothea Spilger

Dorothea Spilger


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2018Rossini: La CenerentolaTisbe
2017Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannLa Voix (A Ghost)
2017Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelHänsel
2016Mozart: Die Zauberflöte2. Dame
2016Rossini: La CenerentolaTisbe
2016Verdi: La TraviataAnnina
2015Rossini: La CenerentolaTisbe
2015Gounod: FaustSiébel
2015Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di PoppeaNerone
2013Mozart: Die Zauberflöte3. Dame
2013Janáček : The Cunning Little VixenLapák the dog
2011Mozart: La Finta GiardinieraCavalier Ramiro
2011Puccini: EdgarTigrana
2010Strauss J.: Die FledermausPrinz Orlofsky
2010Handel: AlcinaRuggiero


The mezzo-soprano Dorothea Spilger was born in Landshut, Germany. From 2008 until 2013 she studied both opera- and concert-singing at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München and at the Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding with Fenna Kügel-Seifried. Since 2009 she has been a stipendiary of the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung. She has ample concert and theatre experience; to date, she has performed Orlofsky in Strauss´s Die Fledermaus, Ruggiero in Händel´s Alcina, Dorabella in Mozart`s Cosí fan tutte, Sesto in Mozart´s La clemenza di Tito, Tigrana in Puccini´s Edgar, and other roles. In the 2012/13 she was engaged at the Opéra National de Lyon, where she portrayed Lapak in Janáček´s The cunning little vixen and the Third Lady in Mozart´s Die Zauberflöte. In the 2014/15 season she has performed the role of Nerone in Monteverdi´s L´incoronazione di Poppea as well as Sièbel in Gounod´s Faust at Theater Erfurt. Dorothea Spilger has received numerous accolades in vocal competitions, including the International Brahms Competition, the Competizione dell´Opera (both in 2013) and the Antonín Dvořák Competition 2014, within which she won 2nd prizes both in the Opera and Song categories, as well as the prizes of the National Theatres Prague, Brno and Bratislava. In 2015 she recorded a solo programme with radio symphony orchestra Prague under the baton of Ondrej Lenárd. In the 2015/16 season she appears in productions at Gärtnerplatztheater München, National Theatre Prague and Tiroler Festspiele Erl, in October 2016 she will start working at La Scala di Milano.
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Rossini: La Cenerentola Tisbe National Theatre Prague 2018
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann La Voix (A Ghost) Immediately Teatro Alla Scala 2017
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Hänsel 24 hours Teatro Alla Scala 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte 2. Dame Immediately Tiroler Festspiele Erl 2016
Rossini: La Cenerentola Tisbe Immediately Prague National Theatre 2016