Rena Kleifeld

Rena Kleifeld

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"DER OPERNFREUND"09/2015 (2016)
«the expressive alto Rena Kleifeld. bore off the palm with her fine voice and her outstanding musicality.»
Kölner Stadtanzeiger 02/ 2016 (2016)
«"...Rena Kleifeld as Filipjewna made people sit up with her beautiful rich mezzo timbre and her moving emotional performance..."»
oMM 03/ 2016 (2016)
2017Wagner R.: Das RheingoldErda
2017Wagner: GötterdämmerungErste Norn
2017Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123, D majorMezzo-Soprano
2016Wagner R.: Das RheingoldErda
2016Wagner R.: SiegfriedErda
2016Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginFilipyevna
2016Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerMary
2013Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerMary
2011Wagner: Die WalküreSchwertleite
2009Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraUlrica
2008Wagner: Die WalküreSchwertleite
2008Strauss R.: Daphne1. Magd


The german Alto Rena Kleifeld studied voice at the Universities of Wuerzburg and Munich. Having received a scholarship she was able to deepen her studies at the Puccini Foundation New York and with Dolora Zajick.Since her Tiroler Festival debut in Erl as Rossweiße in Richard Wagner’s Walküre she is a highly welcomed guest there and also sang the Erste Magd in Richard Strauss’ Elektra and the Erste Norn in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung. With this part and Erda in Siegfried she will also make her debut in Shanghai/Asia.In 2009/10 Rena Kleifeld appeared at the Opera of Görlitz with a part of Ulrica from Verdi’s Un ballo in Maschera and from 2011-14 she could be heard in various parts at the Theatre of Hagen, e.g. as Brenda in the german first performance of Dancer in the Dark from Poul Ruders.In 2014 she made her role debut as Mary from Der Fliegende Holländer, a part which she will also sing at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, in 2015/16. In the premiere of Daniel Schnyder’s opera Abraham, which was staged during the Düsseldorf Festival she portrayed the role of Sara successfully and she  performed this in 2015 in Jerusalem/Israel as well.In 2015-16 she will sing in the Theater Kiel in R.Wagner´s Rheingold the part of Erda and she will also have her Debut in Asia in Shanghai as “Siegfried” Erda and the Erste Norn in Götterdämmerung, with both of these parts she is invited in Tiroler Festspiele in Austria. Further will Rena Kleifeld sing  the part of Filipjewna in the production of Eugen Onegin in the Theater Hagen in Germany.Apart from being a classical singer at operas the German alto also stars in Oratorios and Passion concerts. Her repertory contains all the great works from baroque period to modern age.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner R.: Das Rheingold Erda Immediately Tiroler Festspiele 2017
Wagner: Götterdämmerung Erste Norn Immediately Tiroler Festspiele 2017
Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123, D major Mezzo-Soprano Immediately 2017
Wagner R.: Das Rheingold Erda Immediately Theater Kiel 2016
Wagner R.: Siegfried Erda Immediately Tiroler Festspiele Erl 2016