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Stefanie Fels (Soprano)

Born: Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

The German soprano, Stefanie Fels, received her musical training in the Magdeburger Domchor under the direction of KMD Günther Hoff. There she had the opportunity to take the first tentative steps and sang solo at the age of 11, singing Gretel in the Singspiel Hänsel und Gretel. Later, she took voice lessons with the Kammersängerin Sabine Stolpe, studiedsinging with her at the Institut für Musik der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg and graduated in 1999 with a first degree diploma singer. There she studied singing education with the Dresden teacher Karin Mitzscherling, and finished in February 2002 with "very good". She has gained rich experiences for her art in master-classes Kammersängerin Judith Beckmann, Professor Julia Hamari, Professor Hans-Joachim Beyer and Professor Karl-Peter Kammerlander.

During her studies Stefanie Fels participated in various opera projects of the Institute. Here she sang in Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart in the role of the first boy and in the German premiere of Aaron Copland's opera The Tender Land in the main role of Laurie.

In addition to her solo career Stefanie Fels is active as a vocal coach of the Landesjugendchores Saar and as a lecturer in the department of singing at the Musikhochschule Saarbrücken. She also helps the Leipzigs MDR-Chor.

Her repertoire ranges from Baroque to modern, with the focus of her work in concert and oratorio as well as in the Lieder singing. She is is in great demand as a Bach interpreter. Solo engagements have already brought her to the Netherlands, Sweden and Israel, as well as to Italy and Austria.

In 2005 Stefanie Fels received the "Ring Award.05" for her singing as Susanna in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro in Graz. Here she won the German-Hungarian Team the prizes of the director jury and of the press jury and the grand prize of the Ring-Award-jury. She was awarded in 2003, the scholarship of the Richard Wagner Association Magdeburg.

Source: Stefanie Fels Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2011)
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Aryeh Oron (May 2011)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Georg Christoph Biller


Radio: BWV 80

Helmut Haag


BWV 234

Links to other Sites

Stefanie Fels (Official Website) [German]

Stefanie Fels-Lauer (Wikipedia) [German]

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