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Sibylle Kamphues (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: Germany

The German mezzo-soprano, Sibylle Kamphues, received her first singing experience with Osnabrücker Jugendchor under Johannes. She studied singing with Professor Reinhard Becker at the Musikhochschule in Cologne and Professor Ingeborg Most at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg. She also particpated in singing master-classes with Anna Reynolds and Charlotte Lehmann, and Reinhard Goebel and Barbara Schlick for historical performance practice. She won scholarship of the Richard-Wagner-Verbandes.

In recent years, Sibylle Kamphues acts as a free-lance singer, and has made herself a name in Germany and neighboring countries. Her repertoire ranges from Baroque through Romantic to 20th Century works.

Sibylle Kamphues has sung at many major festivals, such as in Milan, Berlin, Frankfurt, Schwetzingen, Gibellina, the Sommerspielen in Jagdschloss Kranichstein, the Heidelberger Schlossfestspielen, or the international Bodenseefestival. She has worked with conductors such as Peter Neumann, André Richard, Hans Zender, Ingo Metzmacher, Frieder Bernius, Wolfgang Seeliger and Paul Angerer.

Guest engagements have led Sibylle Kamphues to the Städtischen Bühnen Freiburg (Prokofiev: The fiery angel), the Stadttheater Gießen (Wittenbrink: Die Leiche im Sack) and the stage of Wuppertal (W.A. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte and Leonard Bernstein: Candide). With the Young Opera Company in Freiburg she sang Bianca in Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia and Madame Popova in William Walton's The Bear.

Numerous radio and CD productions document her various activities.

Source: Sibylle Kamphues Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (December 2008)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2008)

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Sibylle Kamphues (Official Website) [German]


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