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Stephanie Wüst (Soprano)

Born: Germany

The German soprano, Stephanie [Stefanie] Wüst, had worked before her singing studies, first in costume field and as assistant at several major German theaters (Oper und Ballett Frankfurt, Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Staatsoper München), and for several years worked in the films by Alexander Kluge. In addition to her singing studies at the Musikhochschule in Cologne Claudio Nicolai she attended master-classes, including with Edith Mathis and Gisela May.

In 1983 Stephanie Wüst appeared at the Kölner Schauspielhaus in der Dreigroschenoper (Director: Jürgen Flimm). In 1989 she founded the ensemble KURZWEIL, in different combinations, especially for employing the works of Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler. In 1993 their first CD was released (Kurt Weill - a musical portrait) and she was the first in Europe to present Weill's long hidden early cycle Ofrahs Lieder. In addition to her active commitment to the Songs of Weill, Hanns Eisler, Arnold Schoenberg (radio broadcasts, in co-operation with musicologists Dr. Schebera and Dr. Dümling, television production for ARTE/ZDF on Hanns Eisler, Weill movie), she presents in many of her programs the musical roots of other composers (Heymann, Wolpe, Hollaender, Künnecke, etc.). Guest engagements have taken her, among other things, repeatedly to the Theater Dessau in the Kurt Weill Festival (including Fennimore in Silbersee) and the Opernhaus Bonn (world premiere of Charlotte Seither). Among the highlights of her career as a concert singer, are the co-operation with the Deutschen Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (including the 2000 Life-Übertragung at Radio Bremen) or her performance with songs by Hanns Eisler and E. Nick in the fall of 2004 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Stephanie Wüst also features in works by J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart and others on concert stages in Germany, Austria and France. Her interest is in particular the word, the sounding word which, in tones of emotion, expression and history. A singing narrator.... Stefanie Wüst appeared in the 2004-2005 season as Clorinda /Anna I in the staging of Combattimenti di Tancredi e Clorinda (Monteverdi) / Die sieben Todsünden (Weill) at the Schlosstheater. In the 2005-2006 season she could be heard at Hans Otto Theater - as a guest - in the role of Lucy in Die Dreigroschenoper by Brecht/Weill. He performance as Jenny in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny at the Kurt Weill Festival 2006 was praised highly by the audience and experts alike.

Since autumn 2006, Stephanie Wüst shines with Queen of the Night at various theaters and is preparing other coloratura parts. Currently she also sings the title role in Martha by F. von Flotow at the Landestheater Dessau.

Source: Berliner Kantorei Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (April 2009)
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Aryeh Oron (April 2009)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Günter Brick


BWV 245, BWV 248

Rainer Johannes Homburg


BWV 245 [1st recording, 2007, Excerpts]

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Stephanie Wüst (Berliner Kantorei) [German]


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