Birgid Steinberger

Austria

Born in Burghausen/Bavaria, the soprano went to study in Salzburg­with Wilma Lipp, in Hanover with Charlotte Lehmann and in Basle with Kurt Widmer. She made her opera debut at the Hei­del­berger Schlossfestspiele as Despina in »Così fan tutte«. After an engagement at the Opera Basle she became a member of the ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper and Volksoper, where she soon became an audience favourite and per­formed in opera and operetta with equal suc­cess, for exam­ple as Mozart's Pamina, Susanna, Despina, Zerlina, Servilia, as Ännchen (»Freischütz«), Gretel (»Hänsel and Gre­tel«) and as Adele (»Die Fledermaus«), Valencienne (»Merry Widow«). Birgid Steinberger made guest appearances in Stuttgart, at the Bregenzer Festspiele, »Schubertiade« Feldkirch, repeatedly at the Berlin State Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, where she sang Adele in the new production of »Die Fledermaus« (under Simone Young and Zubin Mehta). Birgid Steinberger has also earned international reputation on the con­cert platform and in particular as a song inter­preter and has per­formed in Vienna, Paris, Lon­don Wigmore Hall, New York, St Petersburg, Lisbon, Stuttgart, Cologne, Helsingborg, to name but a few. Birgid Stein­berger is a pro­fes­sor of song and oratorium at the Con­ser­va­tory of Vienna City and was enti­tled »Kammersängerin« in 2009. Since 2010 she is also Pro­fes­sor at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Her recordings include Mozart operas and songs by Schubert, Kraus and Wolf.

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Rounds

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

 

Concert Hall, State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart

  • three songs of the participants choice will be performed from the submitted repertoire
  • the programme must not exceed 15 minutes in duration

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020

Concert Hall, State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart

 

  • five songs will be performed from the submitted repertoire; two songs will be chosen by the jury and three by the candidates, whereof one has to be one of the new Hölderlin-settings by Stefan Heucke or Hauke Behreide; 
  • the programme must not exceed 20 minutes in duration 
  • the programme of the 2nd round will be determined after the end of the 1st round

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020

Concert Hall, State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart

 

  • eight songs will be performed from the submitted repertoire, four chosen by the jury and four by the candidates
  • the programme must not exceed 30 minutes in duration
  • the programme of the 3rd round will be determined after the end of the 2nd round

 

The prizewinners will be announced publically after the end of the final round. 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2020

Concert Hall, State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart

Representatives of radio and television stations, artist managements, festivals and concert promotion agencies will be invited to the competition – particularly to the finals on October 3 and the prizewinners' concert on October 4, 2020.