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Elizabete Šīrante Klavier

Elizabete Šīrante © Peter M. Mayr

Elizabete is a native from Riga, Latvia, and studied piano, conducting and Lied accompaniment in her hometown. In 2006, she joined the staff of the Latvian National Opera in Riga as a répétiteur. In 2010, she moved to Valencia, Spain, where she worked as a coach at the opera company, the Palau de Les Artes Reina Sofia, and subsequently became a much in demand accompanist for recitals. In 2011 she additionally started working with young singers at the Music Academy of Valencia. Elizabete has attended master classes with distinguished artists such as Julius Drake, Helmut Deutsch, and Elly Ameling. She worked with conductors like Andris Nelsons, Zubin Mehta, Cornelius Meister, Omer Meir Welber and Alberto Zedda and coached internationally acclaimed singers such as Elīna Garanča, Asmik Grigorian, Ekaterina Gubanova, Bryn Terfel, and Dmitry Korchak.

At Theater an der Wien Elizabete will be in charge of coaching the members of the Young Ensemble and the guest singers at Kammeroper, prepares their roles with them, accompany them during the rehearsals and work with them intensely on their artistic development.