Regina Schoerg

Regina Schoerg

Dramatic/Heroic Soprano

Heroic/Dramatic Soprano
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«Eine Freude war das Wiedersehen mit Regina Schörg. Vor einigen Jahren noch selber eine großartige Rosalinde, ist der Fachwechsel geglückt und sie ist ein wunderbar witziger Orlofsky. Das Stimmvolumen von Regina Schörg ist allerdings nicht kleiner geworden und so hatte Baden einen Orlofsky, der an ein großes Opernhaus gehört.»
Online Merker (2016)
«"Diese Luisa ist ein Stimmereignis!"»
Die Presse (2016)
«"Die einstige Koloratursopranistin hat sich zu einer enormen Charakterdarstellerin entwickelt; die Stimme, die immer Dramatik hatte, hat an Tiefe enorm dazu gewonnen ... Ihre Bühnenpräsenz ist noch stärker geworden..»
Der neue Merker (2016)
2015Strauss J.: Die FledermausPrinz Orlofsky

Bio


Vienna-born soprano Regina Schörg studied voice at the Vienna City Conservatory with Margret Zimmermann and completed "with distinction" her studies at that institution's School of Opera, then under the direction of KS Waldemar Kmentt. She augmented her studies through tuition and coaching by well-known artists like: Renate Holm, Patricia Wise, KS Olivera Miljakowitsch, Jeannine Reiss, Artur Korn and currently with Brigitte Eisenfeld.After her first employment at the Landestheater Linz (from 1992), where she already performed many of her later repertory roles, she was an ensemble member of the Wiener Volksoper (1997-99), appearing as Rosalinde/Die Fledermaus, Hanna Glawari/Die lustige Witwe, Lisa/Land des Lächelns, Frau Fluth/ Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor and as Gräfin/Die Hochzeit des Figaro/Wiener Blut and Fiordiligi/Cosí fan tutte and many more. During this period, she was already performing at the Vienna State Opera as well: Priestess/Aida and Erste Dame/Die Zauberflöte.Her international breakthrough came in 1999 at Vienna State Opera with a new production of Jacques Fromental Halévy's opera La Juive, in which she sang the uncut part of Princess Eudoxie. At the same theatre, she had immense success as Konstanze/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Violetta/ La Traviata, Musetta/La Bohème, Rosalinde/Die Fledermaus and Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni, under Riccardo Muti in the Theater an der Wien and during the Vienna State Opera's tour of Japan under the baton of Seji Ozawa. From 1998 on Regina Schörg was a regular guest performer at the Komische Oper Berlin, where she was hugely ap-preciated as Konstanze/Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Fiordiligi/Cosí fan tutte as well as in the role of Vitellia in the new production of La Clemenza di Tito directed by Harry Kupfer and in a revival of Lucia di Lammermoor. Later, she was invited to Hamburg (Rosalinde/Die Fledermaus), Bilbao (Tamina/Die Zauberflöte), the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona (Contessa/Le Nozze di Figaro), Musetta/La Bohème, Donna Anna/Don Giovanni), the Cologne Opera (Kunigunde/Faust, by Louis Spohr, Konstanze/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Eudoxie/La Juive). A very special triumph was her debut at Opera Australia, Sydney, as Violetta/La Traviata under the baton of Simone Young. Later, in Melbourne under Sir Richard Bonynge, she sang the title part in Lucia di Lammermoor which she had been allowed to study with one of the greatest Lucias of all time, Dame Joan Sutherland. The Theater an der Wien saw Regina Schörg again during the KlangBogenFestival as a fêted Kunigunde in a a new production of Faust by Louis Spohr, which was followed by equally successful debuts in the title role of Verdi's Luisa Miller and as Elettra in Mozart's Idomeneo. The Berlin State Opera saw her perform Contessa/Le Nozze di Figaro during the Mozartfest (under Daniel Barenboim) and as Konstanze/ Entführung and also the Salzburger Festspiele as Konstanze/Die Entführung aus dem Serail. In the same part, she had a celebrated debut at San Francisco Opera; the Opéra Bastille de Paris remembers her as an outstanding Donna Anna/Don Giovanni. In concerts, she appeared as Marschallin/Der Rosenkavalier, with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, and - her first foray into dramatic parts - in May 2012 with "Isoldes Liebestod" by Richard Wagner, in the Wiener Konzerthaus. She intends to turn into this direction in the future. As a performer of character parts, Regina Schörg returned to Stadttheater Baden, a theatre she has long been friends with, for the box office bursting Christmas 2013 version of Cinderella, in the highly dramatic part of the Stepmother. During the summer of 2014, Regina Schörg proved her comical talent as Marcellina in a new production of Die Hochzeit des Figaro, directed for the Jennersdorf Opera Festival by Robert Herzl (www.jopera.at), and returned to Baden as a highly acclaimed Prince Orlofsky in "Die Fledermaus". Many important stage directors have worked with Regina Schörg: Harry Kupfer, Christine Mielitz, Günther Krämer, Calixto Bieito, Stephan Herheim, Robert Carsen, Giancarlo del Monaco, Robert Herzl, Klaus Maria Brandauer... just a snapshot from a long list of stage directors who appreciated her unswerving and relentless dedication to stage performance. Conductors like Ivar Bolten, Betrand de Billy, Simone Young, Marcello Viotti, Sir Richard Bonynge, Julia Jones, Sebastian Weigle, Kyrill Petrenko, Asher Fish, Peter Schneider and, last but not least Daniel Barenboim and Riccardo Muti accompanied and shaped the musical interpretation of her performances on the operatic stage all over the World and the concert halls in, Munich, Helsingborg, Montpellier, the Maggio Musicale festival in Florence and, of course in Vienna - both Konzerthaus and Musikverein -and oversea in several Cities of Japan, her voice inspires audiences on all continents, with a series of renowned piano accompanists as well as with many well-known orchestras: Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra; Stuttgart Philharmonic; Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra; Salzburg Mozarteum; Munich and Berlin Philharmonic; and, of course the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra whose sound she appreciates above all. To date, Regina Schörg has completed six full opera recordings: Mozart's Cosí fan tutte (Fiordiligi), Le Nozze di Figaro (Contessa) and Don Giovanni (Donna Anna) with the Artenova label; Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira) with Naxos; Jacques Offenbach's Rheinnixen (Armgard) on euterpe; and of course the Vienna State Opera's live recording of the first performance of La Juive. In addition, Regina Schörg can be seen in DVD recording of Calixto Bieito's production of Don Giovanni from the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona where can be appreciated as Donna Anna (Opus Arte).
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Strauss J.: Die Fledermaus Prinz Orlofsky Bühne Baden 2015

Awards

Grammy Award Nominee
2016