Junges Ensemble 2016/17

Kammeroper 007 ©Peter M. Mayr

Out of 300 applicants, seven skilled young soloists were chosen. They went through intensive training, have already worked in opera studios and ensembles, and will now make Wiener Kammeroper their new home

Junges Ensemble 2020/21

BREIHOLZ_Jochen_20/21 © Moritz Schell

Jochen Breiholz

Artistic Director

Jochen Breiholz Artistic Director

BREIHOLZ_Jochen_20/21 © Moritz Schell

German native Jochen Breiholz, who studied theater studies, musicology as well as literature in Berlin, initially pursued a career as a music critic. After gaining first journalistic experiences at Opera News in New York, staying a correspondent with them for many years after his return to Europe, he worked as a regular writer for the magazine Opernwelt and the arts section of the daily newspaper Die Welt until 2004. In 2005 he changed sides within the cultural métier and started as Artistic Consultant of the General Manager at the Latvian National Opera in Riga before becoming a member of the Artistic Administration of the company in 2006. From 2011 to 2016 he was Head of the Artistic Administration at the Vlaamse Opera Antwerpen.

In particular Jochen Breiholz is in charge of casting all artists including the young soloists of the Junges Ensemble des Theater an der Wien and of the organization, coordination and support of all artistic progresses.

Elizabete Šīrante © Peter M. Mayr

Elizabete Šīrante

Studienleiterin

Elizabete Šīrante Studienleiterin

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.

PETRAEVA_Valentina_20/21 © Moritz Schell

Valentina Petraeva

Soprano

Valentina Petraeva Soprano

PETRAEVA_Valentina_20/21 © Moritz Schell

Born in Krasnokholmsky, Russia. Studied at the Russian Theatre Academy in Moscow. Previous roles include Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Mimi in La bohème, Marfa in The Tsar’s Bride, title role in Iolanta. This season: Irene in Bajazet, Medea in Giasone, Eudora in Belisario, Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th Symphony. JET Specials: Songs and Dances of Death, Der Fall Straus, Don Giovanni in progress.

KUTROWATZ_Miriam 20/21 © Moritz Schell

Miriam Kutrowatz

Soprano

Miriam Kutrowatz Soprano

KUTROWATZ_Miriam 20/21 © Moritz Schell

Born in Vienna, Austria. Studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Finalist and winner of the young artists’ award in the Cesti competition for Baroque opera, 2019. Previous roles include Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Morgana in Alcina. This season: Idaspe in Bajazet, Alinda / Delfa in Giasone, Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia. JET Specials: Songs and Dances of Death, Der Fall Straus, Don Giovanni in progress.

VINNIK_Sofia_20/21 © Moritz Schell

Sofia Vinnik

Mezzosoprano

Sofia Vinnik Mezzosoprano

VINNIK_Sofia_20/21 © Moritz Schell

Born in Munich, Germany. Studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and the Mozarteum Salzburg. Finalist in the Cesti competition for Baroque opera 2018; special prize in national singing competition, 2018. Previous roles include Mercedes in Carmen, Annio in La clemenza di Tito. This season: Asteria in Bajazet, Myrtocle / Albine in Thaïs, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th Symphony. JET Specials: Songs and Dances of Death, Der Fall Straus, Don Giovanni in progress.

MORSTEIN_Andrew_20/21 © Moritz Schell

Andrew Morstein

Tenor

Andrew Morstein Tenor

MORSTEIN_Andrew_20/21 © Moritz Schell

Born in Silver Spring, USA. Studied at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Encouragement Awards. Previous roles include Ramiro in La Cenerentola, Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress, Benedict in Béatrice et Bénédict. This season: Andronico in Bajazet, Egeo / Volano in Giasone, Il Conte d’Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Amalekite in Saul, Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th Symphony. JET Specials: Songs and Dances of Death, Der Fall Straus, Don Giovanni in progress.

PERIS_Sebastia_20/21 © Moritz Schell

Sebastià Peris

Baritone

Sebastià Peris Baritone

PERIS_Sebastia_20/21 © Moritz Schell

Born in Valencia, Spain. Studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica, Valencia. Winner of the Juventudes Musicales de España competition. Previous roles include Papageno in The Magic Flute, Marullo in Rigoletto, Silvano in Un ballo in maschera, Morales in Carmen at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti at the National Opera in Amsterdam. This season: Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia. JET Specials: Don Giovanni in progress.

ZINOVIEV_Ivan_20/21 © Moritz Schell

Ivan Zinoviev

Bass

Ivan Zinoviev Bass

ZINOVIEV_Ivan_20/21 © Moritz Schell

Born in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Studied at the Gnessin Music Academy in Moscow and the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. Previous roles at the Theater an der Wien include Soldier in The Maid of Orleans, Consul in La Vestale and Second Soldier/Second Nazarene in Salome, the bat in Papagena jagt die Fledermaus. This season: Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro, Besso / Oreste in Giasone, Eusebio / Ottario in Belisario, Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Looking 4 Ludwig. JET Specials: Songs and Dances of Death, Der Fall Straus, Don Giovanni in progress.

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