photo: André Schweizer©Basle/Switzerland

Brigitte Schweizer, opera

 

Already during her studies, the expressive singer-actress debuted in a WDR-Cologne opera tour production playing the part of "Zemire" in Louis Spohrs seldomly produced opera titled "Zemire and Azor" at the Stadttheater Lippstadt, Hamm, Viersen and Minden.

 

Further engagements at various opera festivals, for example as "Carmen" (Schlossfestspiel Werdenberg, Switzerland), 3rd Dame (Festival Musik & Theater Saar), as "Cziprà" and "Prince Orlowsky" (Operettenbühne Vaduz), as "Taven" in the opera rarity "Mireille" by Gounoud (Festival "Arles en Musique" / France) and as "Giovanna" (Opera Festival Avenches/Switzerland).

 

In addition, the Hamburg Chamber Opera invited her to play the main role of "Ernestina" in Rossini's seldomly produced youth opera "L'Equivoco Stravagante". She also appeared in the following roles: as Arminda ("La Finta

Giardiniera"/Mozart) at the Arosa Opera Festival / Switzerland, as "Amital" ("La Betulia Liberatat"/Mozart) in Arlesheim/Basle (Switzerland), as the "Witch" ("Hansel & Gretel"/Humperdinck) at the Bad Hersfeld Festival / Germany.

 

Her special flair for contemporary music lead Brigitte Schweizer to participate in first opera performances the Basle Theatre in the opera "Idiot" by Johannes Harneit, in the french region of Switzerland in Vevey/Montreux at the Théâtre L'Oriental in Dominique Lehmann's Opera "Sauvage" and at the Swiss Sound Artist Festival in Zug as a soloist for David Wohnlich's opera "Der Sturmgipfel", which included recording for CD and radio by the Swiss Radio DRS II as well as at the Festival "European Music Month Basel" /Switzerland.

 

Press releases

 "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-Journalist Opera-Australiasia and Opera Canada

 

"In Bad Hersfeld the witch wasn’t a grumpy old woman, but a lady with lots of temperament."

Fuldaer Zeitung, "Hansel & Gretel"/Humperdinck

 

"Brigitte Schweizer's interpretation of the snobby, bored Prince Orlowsky was fabulous."

Rheintalische Volkszeitung, Vaduz/FL, „Die Fledermaus“/J.Strauss