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Julia Faylenbogen
Mezzo-soprano / Alto
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The mezzo-soprano/alto Julia Faylenbogen received her musical training at the A. V. Nezhdanova Academy of Music in Odessa, Ukraine and the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin.


The singer was a member of the opera studio of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, where she could be heard as Ramiro in ‘La finta giardiniera’.


In the 2006-07 to 2011-12 seasons, Julia Faylenbogen was a permanent member of the ensemble of the State Opera in Hanover, where she convincingly sang Hansel in ‘Hansel and Gretel’, Niklausse in ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’ and The Child in ‘L'enfant et les sortilèges’. The young singer also distinguished herself as Octavian in ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ and gave her much acclaimed debut as Carmen. In December 2011, she could be experienced as The Composer in ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ on her home stage for the first time.


As guest, Julia Faylenbogen could be heard at the European Sacred Music Festival in Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ and in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam as Krobyle in ‘Des Esels Schatten’. At the Norwegian State Opera in Oslo she gave a guest performance as the 3rd Wood Sprite in ‘Rusalka’. In the summer of 2010, the young singer was a great success in the premiere of Rihm’s ‘Dionysos’ at the Salzburg Festival; she also gave guest performances with this production at the Dutch National Opera Amsterdam and at the Staatsoper Berlin. In addition, she debuted highly successfully in the fall of 2010 as Erda in ‘Rheingold’ at the Oper Halle, where she also played Fricka in ‘Die Walküre’. At the Dutch National Opera Amsterdam, the artist was the 3rd Lady in ‘Die Zauberflöte’ and returned as Schwertleite in ‘Die Walküre’ in 2013-14. Moreover, she sang the role of Mercedes in ‘Carmen’ at the Bavarian State Opera Munich and Erda again in ‘Das Rheingold’ at the Oper Halle.


In 2014-15 she sang Venus in ‘Tannhäuser’ at the Bielefeld Opera and at the Theater Lübeck, as well as again 3rd Lady in ‘Die Zauberflöte’ at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam.

Since 2015-16, Julia Faylenbogen has been a member of the ensemble of the National Theatre Mannheim. Her roles there are, among others, Agave in Henze’s ‘The Bassarids’, Floßhilde and Erda in ‘Rheingold’, Floßhilde in ‘Götterdämmerung’, Voice from Above in ‘Parsifal’, Isaura in Rossini’s ‘Tancredi’, 3rd Lady in ‘Die Zauberflöte’, Babulenka in Prokofiev’s ‘The Gambler’ and Jelisaweta Prokofjewna Jepantschina in ‘Der Idiot’ by Mieczyslaw Weinberg. New roles there in 2016-17 include Ulrica in ‘Un ballo in maschera’, Amneris in ‘Aida’, Klytaemnestra in ‘Elektra’ and Gertrud in ‘Hansel and Gretel’.


As a concert singer, Julia Faylenbogen can primarily be heard in romantic repertoire at renowned locations with prestigious orchestras, e.g., in Stravinsky’s ‘The Nightingale’ with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Pierre Boulez. In 2016 she will sing various concerts with Enoch zu Guttenberg, including in the Wiener Musikverein, in the Philharmonie am Gasteig in Munich, at the Rheingau Music Festival and at the Herrenchiemsee Festival.

Last update May 2016


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