Marion Eckstein

Marion Eckstein

Contralto

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«Outstanding once again Marion Eckstein, who exuded with her glowing, youthful fresh Mezzo emotional intensity without pretentious pathos on a brilliant vocal level.»
AZ, 17.03.2014, Pedro Obiera (2018)

Bio


The contralto Marion Eckstein is a sought-after soloist on international concert stages and a regular guest performer at seminal festivals, such as the Bachfest Leipzig, the Konzerthaus Berlin, at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, as well as at the
Salzburger Festspiele, the Suntory Hall Tokyo, the Tonhalle Zürich, the
Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Konzerthaus Wien.

Eckstein sang under the baton of conductors such as Kazem Abdullah, Christian
Arming, Ivor Bolton, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, René Jacobs, Kay
Johannsen, Ludger Rémy, Helmuth Rilling, Yutaka Sado and Christoph
Spering. She performed with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, European
Chamber Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, WDR
 Sinfonieorchester, Concerto Köln, Freiburger Barockorchester,
Bach-Collegium Stuttgart and the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble.

A regular cooperation closely connects Marion Eckstein to Thomas
Hengelbrock - with him as conductor she sang the Bach Mass in b minor at
 the Bachfest Leipzig, Mendelssohn's "Elijah" at the Tonhalle Zürch
and at the Gewandhaus Leipzig.

Under Thomas Hengelbrock's baton she also sang "Stimme von oben" and
"Blumenmädchen" in Wagner's Parsifal at the Teatro Real Madrid and in
August 2015, giving her debut at the Salzburg Festival, Spirit and Witch
 in Purcell´s „Dido and Aeneas“.

Her recent and future engagements include Carmen in Stuttgart, Mary in
Flying Dutchman in Stuttgart and at the Moselmusikfestival, Lucilla in
Hasse's „Il Tutore“, Pflüger's „Perle“ at the Ludwigsburger
Schlossfestspiele, Erda, 1st Norn and Schwertleite at the Tiroler
Festspiele Erl, Zia Principessa in Puccini´s Suor Angelica in Aachen and
 Bradamante in Händel´s Alcina at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden.

Her artistic work has been documented by numerous CD releases and live
concert recordings, such as G. Mahler's "Kindertotenlieder" and A.
Berg's "Altenberg-Lieder" with the Linos-Ensemble (Capriccio) and
"Lotti-Zelenka-Bach"(deutsche harmonia mundi ), which received a
Gramophone Award in the category “Baroque-Vocal”.

Future engagements include Beethoven's 9
th
 under the baton of Jukka-Pekka Saraste in China, Ferdinand Ries' „Der Sieg
des Glaubens“ at the Beethovenfest 2018 with Christoph Spering and
Mozart's Requiem with Thomas Hengelbrock in Brussels, Baden-Baden,
Athens, Madrid and Barcelona.
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minor Mezzo-soprano Wdr-sinfonieorchester 2018