Ursula Eittinger

mezzo-soprano

The mezzo-soprano Ursula Eittinger comes from Ingolstadt and received her degree in voice in Detmold with distinction in 1990; in the same year she won the Competition of the Union of German Music Teachers and Concert Artists (VDMK). For several years she has been performing regularly as a concert singer at such festivals as the Musikfest Stuttgart, Oude Muziek in Utrecht, Folle Journée in Nantes, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the BBC Proms in London, the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt, and the Schlossfestspiele in Ludwigsburg. Eittinger’s credits also include at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Vienna Musikvereinssaal, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Zurich Tonhalle, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Philharmonie in Berlin, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus. She has worked with such conductors as Reinhard Goebel, Thomas Hengelbrock, Philippe Herreweghe, Philippe Jordan, Konrad Junghänel, Sigiswald Kuijken, Trevor Pinnock, and Helmuth Rilling. Eittinger is also a regular performer on the opera stage, whether in Basel, Freiburg, or Bregenz or at the Hamburg Staatsoper or the Dresden Semperoper. Her repertoire ranges from Baroque to modern music and includes the operas of Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart (Cherubino in Figaro and Dorabella in Così fan tutte), Rossini (La cenerentola), Britten (The Rape of Lucretia), and Peter Eötvös (Le Balcon). Eittinger has made recordings of such works as Max Bruch’s oratorio Arminius and Louis Spohr’s Die letzten Dinge; in 2011 she released a recording of chamber music by Brahms’s friend Heinrich von Herzogenberg, which was followed in 2013 by Luigi Cherubini’s solo cantata Circé.

August 2015