Brigitte Schweizer, singer

Be a voice – and not an echo !

photo: Fredy Stotzer

born and raised in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, Brigitte is now living nearby Olten, Switzerland. While studying and graduating with her master‘s degree in Voice Pedagogy, Opera, Lied and Style & Interpretation at the Music Academies of Mainz Germany, Lucerne/Switzerland and the Schola Cantorum of Paris/France, she participated in several international masterclasses, as for example with Francisco Araiza, Peter Schreier, Brigitte Fassbaender, Julia Hamary and Irwin Gage. Besides that, she received several sholarships and awards, like the 1st Prize of Bayreuth Competition, Mainz/Germany, the 1. Prize of the German Voice Competition Frankfurt, the Heineman Foundation New York for the International Verbier Academy, Switzerland and a special prize for her interpretation of Contemporary Music of the Swiss Association of Artists.

 

She is regularly invited as soloist of several opera productions and festivals in Switzerland, Germany and France, as for example in the title role of Carmen for the Werdenberg Festival, for the International Opera Festival of Avenches, Switzerland, the Swiss Contemporary Music Festival, the opera house of Basel and the Festival „Arles en Musique“ and for the International Arts Festival ofJerusalem.

 

In addition to her work on the opera stage, Ms. Schweizer is an accomplished concert soloist, performing regularly with distinguished concert groups, as for example the English National Players, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Saarbrücken, the Sinfonic Orchestra of Berlin or the Philharmonic Orchestra of Prag. Maintaining an active recital schedule, she dedicates herself to the performance of lesser known song and concert repertoire as well as to the permièring of various new works (opera, oratory and „Lied“).



 Press releases:

 

"In Bad Hersfeld the witch hasn't been a grumpy old woman, but a lady with lots of temperament."

(Fuldaer Zeitung)

 

"Brigitte Schweizer's interpretation of the snobby, boared Prince Orlowsky was fabulous." (Rheintalische Volkszeitung)

 

"For a woman with a slight physique and attractive appearance Brigitte Schweizer did well, scoring many laughs.... The performance was a knockout."

(John Lannigan-O'Keefe, Ex-Opera Australasia and Opera Canada).

photo: opera festival bad hersfeld