Irmelin Sloman

Irmelin Sloman

Light Dramatic Soprano

Her potential of vocal and emotional expression seems infinite. - Kölner Stadtanzeiger
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«Almost heroic dramatic in Voice and gesture as the Mother, Irmelin Sloman literally turned into a display of fireworks Portraying the witch.»
Rhein-Neckar Zeitung (2017)
«Irmelin SLoman (Also casted as le Prince charmant) proved to be exquisitely comical as the stuck-up Mme. de la Haltiere, Cinderellas stepmother.»
Rhein-Sieg Rundschau (2017)
«Irmelin SLoman is absolutely secure in her high range, no matter wether in the softest piano or in the elementary power of a young wagnerian singer.»
Kölner Stadtanzeiger (2017)
2018Wagner: Die WalküreHelmwige
2018Wagner: Die WalküreGerhilde
2017Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelDie Knusperhexe (The Witch)
2017Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelGertrud
2017Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerSenta
2017Beethoven: FidelioLeonore
2015Massenet: CendrillonPrince Charmant
2015Massenet: CendrillonMadame De La Haltière
2014Lortzing: Die OpernprobeDer Junge Baron Adolph
2011Gluck: Orfeo ed EuridiceEuridice
2007Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
2007Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
2001Daams: Las CancionesNordwind Boreas


Irmelin Sloman, dramatic soprano, has sung at the International Kurt-Weill Fest Dessau, the Villa Musica Mainz, the Beethoven Fest Bonn, the Schumannfest, the Düsseldorfer Altstadt Herbst, the Mozart Fest Schwetzingen and in the Cologne Philharmonie in opera productions and in concerts.


Irmelin Sloman has been engaged by the Aalto Theater Essen and sang at the Deutsche Nationaltheater Weimar and the Theater der Stadt Koblenz. She has worked with stage directors Michael Hampe, Cologne, Annette Büschelberger, Koblenz/Weimar, and Nicolaus Büchel, Essen.

She has enjoyed great success on the opera stage as the Witch and Mother, Hänsel und Gretel,
La contessa, Le nozze die Figaro, as well as in breeches parts Baron Reinthal, Lortzing´s Opernprobe and Prince Charmant, Massenet´s Cendrillon.

Currently Irmelin Sloman is preparing the dramatic soprano roles

                        Kaiserin (empress) - Frau ohne Schatten

                        Senta - Der fliegende Holländer

                        Leonore - Fidelio

                        Sieglinde - Walküre

                        Isolde - Tristan und Isolde.

She performs this repertoire in concerts.


In a wide spectrum of programs, Irmelin Sloman has been performing together with her long standing duo partner, pianist Thomas Palm, since 1999. In addition she has a large repertoire of chamber music, especially with string quartett and piano quintett. Radio productions and live recordings by WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk) and hr (Hessischer Rundfunk) document their work.


In 2004 she founded the IST opera company. This brilliantly successful ensemble specializes in full length operas tailored for children and teens: "Grand opera for young ears." In these productions she acts as both stage director and singer; in over 200 performances more than 39.000 people have delighted in these performances.


Irmelin Sloman studied at the Hochschule für Musik Hamburg, San José State University, California with Irene Dalis and at the Hochschule für Musik Cologne with Klesie Kelly, where she completed her degree cum laude. In Cologne she concluded her studies in the graduate program with a Masters Degree (Konzert Examen).

Moreover she has participated in master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Waltraud Meier and has observed Petra Lang´s classes in Cologne and Bayreuth.

Irmelin Sloman is an awardee of the Richard Wagner Verband Cologne and of the vocal competition "Destination Musique" in Lille, France.

She has developed her new repertoire with Jagna Sokorska and Wagner specialist Adrian Baianu.


The acting skills of Irmelin Sloman are exceptional. She visited the Westfälische Schauspielschule Bochum - a renowed German acting unsiversity - parallel to her voice studies

Because of her experience in cliffwall climbing, she is dizzinessfree. In addition she is limber and agile and has even participated in expressive dance projects - as a singer and as a dancer.

Irmelin Sloman is native German, her English is excellent, she has sung lots of repertoire in French, speaks some Spanish and a little Italian.

Hight 174 cm, weight 69 kilos, size M, German 38/40.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Die Walküre Helmwige No IST 2018
Wagner: Die Walküre Gerhilde No IST 2018
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Die Knusperhexe (The Witch) Immediately IST 2017
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Gertrud Immediately IST 2017
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer Senta 24 hours IST 2017


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