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Ania Vegry (Soprano)

Born: London, England

The Englis-born soprano, Ania Vegry, was born into a family of musicians in London. She received violin and piano lessons at a very early age. Her first voice instruction was with Gudrun Schröfel of the internationally renowned Maedchenchor Hannover (Hannover Girls‘ Choir). She gave her debut at the age of 17 in the role of First Boy in the Hannover State Opera‘s production of W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. She studied at the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media with Christiane Iven and with Charlotte Lehmann. She has attended Lied classes by Philip Schulze and Justus Zeyen. Master-classes with Klesie Kelly, Grace Bumbry, Ingrid Figur, Aribert Reimann and Teresa Berganza have rounded out her education. She is a laureate of numerous national and international competitions and held a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation), Yehudi Menuhin‘s Live Music Now Programme and the Richard Wagner Federation. In2010 she was awarded the Praetorius Prize of the State of Lower Saxony for her outstanding artistic achievements.

The young soprano Ania Vegry is one of the most promising rising stars of her generation. Laureate of the 2011 Geneva International Music Competition, she has been the youngest member of the solo ensemble of the Hannover State Opera for five years, where she has performed brilliantly in a number of leading roles. In 2009 Opernwelt nominated her as "young singer of the year" for her outstanding performance as Susanne in the new Hannover production of W.A. Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro.

In addition to numerous roles in W.A. Mozart's operas (e.g. Ilia, Blonde or Pamina) Ania Vegry has sung the roles of Sophie (Strauss), Gilda, Nannetta, Oscar (Verdi), Musetta, Lauretta (Puccini), Gretel (Engelbert Humperdinck), Rosina and Madama Cortese (Rossini) among others. The young singer has impressed audiences beyond the opera stage as well. She regularly presents Lied recitals and has performed with such renowned orchestras and ensembles as the SWR Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Stockholm Chamber Brass, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Musica Alta Ripa, Szymanowski Quartett and Arte Ensemble. Among the renowned conductors she has collaborated with are Maxim Vengerov, Enrique Mazzola, Eivind Gullberg-Jensen, Simon Halsey, Jonathan Darlington, Ira Levin, Helmuth Rilling, Jörg Straube, Ivan Repusic and Andrea Sanguineti. She has performed chamber music with renowned artists like Rudolf Buchbinder, Tabea Zimmermann, Sivan Silver, Gil Garbourg, Kit Armstrong, Andrej Bielow, Nicholas Rimmer and Sharon Kam.

Recently Ania has performed debut concerts on world-renowned stages such as Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Hamburger Staatsoper, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Berliner Philharmonie and the Desingel (Antwerpe). Her performances at the Staatsoper Hannover include Minette in The English Cat by Henze, Cunegonde in Leonard Bernstein's Candide, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Adina in L'́elisir d'́amore. In the upcoming season she will take on the roles of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Constance in Francis Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites and Gemmy in Guillaume Tell by Rossini.



Source: IFBK Website; Ania Vegry Website & profile on Facebook; Photos 01-04: © Thomas Jauk; Photos 05-06: © Nicolas Kröger; Photos 07-10: © Thomas Schloemann
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Gudrun Schröfel

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V-3 (2016): BWV 1083

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Ania Vegry - Vita (IFBK) [PDF]
Ania Vegry (Concours de Genève | Laureates)

Ania Vegry on Facebook
Ania Vegry (Official Website) [English/German]


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