The soprano Elizabeth Reiter, who was born in Chicago, has been a member of the Ensemble at Oper Frankfurt since 2013/14. She added three new roles to her repertoire last season: Renee / Alice in Olga Neuwirth's Lost Highway , Brigitta in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta - both new productions - and Humperdinck's Gretel. She also repeated her unforgettable portrayal of Armida in Rinaldo in the Bockenheimer Depot and sang Valencienne in the first revival of the new Merry Widow and Ortlinde in Die Walküre. During the 2019/20 season she sings Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Asteria in a new production ofTamerlano - both role debuts - and repeats her wonderful portrayals of the title role in Das schlaue Füchslein / The Cunning Little Vixen and The Chosen One / St. Margaret in La Damoiselle élue / Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher. This extremely versatile artist has enjoyed great success here with roles including Katja (Weinberg's Die Passagierin / The (female) Passenger), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Nannetta (Falstaff), Frasquita / Mércèdes (Carmen), Ascagne (Les Troyens) and a staged production of Handel's Messiah. This young artist has sung Zerlina in Don Giovanni under James Levine at the Tanglewood Music Center, the Dragonfly (L’Enfant et les sortilèges) under Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival and appeared at the Staatstheater in Kassel, Oper im Steinbruch St. Margarethen and other theatres including Opera Memphis, the Opera Company of Philadelphia and Chicago Opera Theatre. She studied at the Manhattan School of Music and Curtis Institute of Music and has enjoyed great success in competition, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and Liederkranz Vocal Competition.
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