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Michaela Wehrum (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: Lich, Germany

The German mezzo-soprano, Michaela Wehrum, studied singing at the Musikhochschule Köln with Professor Liselotte Hammes. During her studies she worked at various productions of the opera school. Particularly noteworthy are the roles of Hänsel in the fairy-tale opera Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck, Nancy in Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten, as well as Frau Reich in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor by O. Nicolai. She graduated with honours and completed successfully the subsequent studies with the concert exam. She has participated in several master-classes, e.g. with Professor Kerstin Meyer in Salzburg, and Professor Tom Krause in Cologne, Germany. She studied successfully in the Lied class of Professor Jürgen Glauß, and worked on roles with Professor Hedwig Fassbender. In 1996 she was a finalist at the Mozart Competition in Würzburg and also winner of the higher Competition of the Musikhochschule Köln. In 1997 and 1999 she was a promotion-prize winner and finalist at the Nuremberg Master Singer Competition.

Michaela Wehrum's first engagement in 1998 led her to the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, where she was heard as Mercedes in Carmen, as Page in Salome and as Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus. Other stations were at the Bremer Theater (Flora in La Traviata), the Landestheater in Detmold (Charlotte in Werther) and the Stadttheater Gießen (Madeleine in Madame Pompadour and the second woman in Dido and Aeneas). In free opera productions she recently sang the Sorceress in Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas and Hänsel in E. Humperdinck's opera Hänsel und Gretel. As Mercedes, she also appeared at the theatres of Bremen, Darmstadt and Münster.

Michaela Wehrum now has an extensive concert repertoire and has developed as a soloist in major concert choirs. So she has sung in concerts in Italy and Switzerland. Her concert activities led to, inter alia, the Kölner and Berliner Philharmonie, to Brazil with the Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248) by J.S. Bach, to the Bad Hersfelder Festspielen with Mozart's Requiem and to Verona with Elias by Felix Mendelssohn.

Since 2005 Michaela Wehrum also teaches singing at the musica faculty of the University of Giessen.


Source: Michaela Wehrum Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2009)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2009)

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Opernsängerin / Mezzosopran, Michaela Wehrum (Official Website) [German]
Michaela Wehrum (IMDB)

Michaela Wehrum (Amortalias Photography & LifeStyle)
Michaela Wehrum (Fotostudio Giessen) [German]

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