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Constanze Backes (Soprano)

Born: Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

The German soprano, Constanze Backes, studied singing at the Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen, in London with Jessica Cash and privately with Hea-Soon Park.

In 1993 Constanze Backes sang Barbarina with John Eliot Gardiner in Mozartís Figaro in Parisí Châtelet and in Amsterdam as well as for Deutsche Grammophon Archiv. Likewise she recorded under John Eliot Gardiner for Deutsche Grammophon Monteverdiís L'Incoronatione di Poppes (Valetto) and Mozartís Zauberflöte (Pappagena).

Constanze Backes has worked with renowned conductors as Paul McCreesh, Hermann Max, René Jacobs, Ludger Rémy, Robert King, Nicholas McGegan, and with ensembles as Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam, Musica Fiata, Weser-Renaissance, Gabrieli Consort, Monteverdi Choir, Deutsche Händelsolisten and Israel Camerata Orchestra Jerusalem. She inspired the public in two concerts at the Göttinger Händel-Festspielen 1998.

Source: Online Music Magazine, English translation by Aryeh Oron (October 2003)
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Aryeh Oron (October 2003)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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John Eliot Gardiner

Soprano

Member of Monteverdi Choir:
C-5 (1998);
BWV 16, BWV 98 , BWV 139
C-10 (1998);
BWV 133

Thomas Hengelbrock

Soprano

BWV Anh 26/BWV 242, BWV 243a
J.K. Kerll: Missa Superba

Markus Leidenberger

Soprano

BWV 232 [2nd]

Ludger Rémy

Soprano

BWV 71 [DVD]

Links to other Sites

Constanze Backes - Portrait / Online Musik Magazin [German]
Constanze Backes (Studenten Kantorei) [PDF, German]

Constanze Backes - Sopran (Dresdner Totentanz) [German]

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