Kim-Lillian Strebel

(British/Swiss Soprano)

 

Biografie (DE)

Die britisch/schweizerische Sopranistin Kim-Lillian Strebel debütierte mit großem Erfolg u.a. als  Pamina in Barrie Koksys Inszenierung DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE sowie als Lauretta in Calixto Bieitos Neuinszenierung von GIANNI SCHICCHI an der Komischen Oper Berlin, ebenfalls als Pamina an der Cincinnati Opera – ihr US-Operndebüt – und am Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique, als Cendrillon (CENDRILLON) am Theater Freiburg. Ebenfalls sang sie die Titelpartie in Donizettis ADELIA (deutsche Erstaufführung) am Theater für Niedersachsen.

Zukünftige Engagements beinhalten die Titelpartie in DvořáksRUSALKA an der Cincinnati Opera, Pamina in Mozarts DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE auf einem Gastspiel der Komischen Oper Berlin in Macao und Taiwan und Chile sowie die Lydia Pawloska in einer Neuproduktion von Weinbergers FRÜHLINGSSTÜRME an der Komische Oper Berlin.

Gastengagements führten sie vor Kurzem zum 44. Festival della Valle D’Itria als Uno Spirito (RINALDO) unter der Leitung von Fabio Luisi, als Pamina/DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE an die Deutsche Oper Berlin und mit Gastspielen der Komischen Oper Berlin nach Australien, Neuseeland und Korea. Mit der Neuproduktion von Flotows MARTHA gab sie ihr Österreich Debüt an der Oper Graz und kehrte mit Canteloubes SONGS OF THE AUVERGNE unter der Leitung von Donald Runnicles zum Atlanta Symphony Orchestra zurück.

Darüber hinaus gehören Partien wie Micaëla (CARMEN), Fiordiligi (COSÌ FAN TUTTE), 1.Dame (DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE), Adelia (ADELIA), Adina (L´ELISIR D´AMORE), Musetta (LA BOHÈME), Euridice (ORFEO ED EURIDICE), Angelica (ORLANDO), Gretel (HÄNSEL AND GRETEL), Orazia(INDIAN QUEEN), Garsenda (FRANCESCA DA RIMINI), Safiye(CRUSADES), Isaure (JERUSALEM) und Astaroth (KÖNIGIN VON SABA) zu ihrem Repertoire.

Zu ihren jüngsten Konzertauftritten zählen Konzerte mit dem Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, dem Kammerorchester Basel, dem Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg und der Mazedonischen Philharmonie, ihr Debüt beim BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Beethovens 9. Sinfoniesowie ihr Debüt beim Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich.

2019-06-01

 

Biography (EN)

British/Swiss soprano Kim-Lillian Strebel has received rapturous critical acclaim following a number of high-profile debuts. These include Pamina in Barrie Koksy’s production of DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE for Cincinnati Opera - marking her US operatic debut – and Théâtre National de l’OpéraComique, Cendrillon for Theater Freiburg, and Lauretta in Calixto Bieito’s new production of GIANNI SCHICCHI at the Komische Oper Berlin.

In 2018/2019 season she made her Italian debut singing Sirene/Una Donna in Handel’s RINALDO at the 44th festival della Valle D’Itria under Maestro Fabio Luisi as well as singing in a Gala Concert there with him. She returned to sing Pamina in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE at the Deutsche Oper Berlin again as well as on Tour with the Komische Oper Berlin (Barrie Kosky’s production) in Australia/New Zealand. She made her Austrian operatic debut in the main role of Martha in MARTHA by Flotow at Opera Graz. Kim-Lillian also returned to Atlanta to sing Canteloube, Songs of the Auvergne under Maestro Donald Runnicles and sang the Mozart Requiem in London. This season 2019/20 engagements are RUSALKA at the Cincinnati Opera, Pamina in Mozart´s THE MAGIC FLUTE on tour with the Komische Oper Berlin in Macao and Taiwan and later in the year in Chile and Lydia Pawloska in Weinberger´s SPRING STORMS at the Komische Oper in Berlin. She makes her debut at the Cadogan Hall in London this season with the Fauré Requiem under Maestro Michael Waldron.

Recent opera engagements in the ensembles of Theater Freiburg and Theater Basel include the roles of Micaëla (CARMEN), Fiordiligi (COSÌ FAN TUTTE), Adina (L´ELISIR D´AMORE), Euridice (ORFEO ED EURIDICE), Angelica (ORLANDO), Gretel (HÄNSEL AND GRETEL), Orazia (INDIAN QUEEN), Garsenda (FRANCESCA DA RIMINI), Safiye (CRUSADES), Isaure (JERUSALEM) and Astaroth (KÖNIGIN VON SABA). Equally, during her time in the Junge Ensemble of the Deutsche Opera, roles included Papagena and First Lady (DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE), 2nd Niece (PETER GRIMES), Flower Maiden (PARSIFAL), Shepherd (TANNHÄUSER), Nicoletta (THE LOVE OF THREE ORANGES) and Countess Ceprano (RIGOLETTO) under Pablo Heras-Casado amongst others. As a guest artist, she returned to Berlin as Musetta (LA BOHÈME) and Gretel (HÄNSEL AND GRETEL) under Donald Runnicles.

Last season she sang First Lady in Günter Krämer’s production of DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, as well as returning to the Komische Opera on tour in South Korea as Pamina. She also sang in Guillermo Amaya’s new production of Donizetti’s ADELIA for Theater für Niedersachsen, Hildesheim, marking the German premiere of the piece, where she received critical acclaim. Recent concert performances, include her US concert debut with the Atlanta Symphony in performances of Missa Solemnis and her BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra debut in Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, as well as joining the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich under Peter Kennel as Solveig in Peer Gynt and the Kammerorchester Basel for Mozart’s Requiem under Giovanni Antonini. Last season she openened the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg’s season with CPE Bach’s Magnificat under Riccardo Minasi and sang Messiah with La Orquesta Sinfonica Y Coro RTVE, as well as returning to Atlanta Symphony for Bach’s Cantata 80 under Robert Spano and sang the Mozart Requiem in Skopje with the Macedonian Philharmonic under Emil Tabakov. This season Kim-Lillian will return to Atlanta to sing Canteloube, Songs of the Auvergne under Maestro Donald Runnicles and sing Mozart Requiem in London. Kim-Lillian, born in London to a artistic Central European family, was trained at an early age as a dancer. Her singing talent was then discovered by the late Anthony Rolfe-Johnson. She is now an honour ARAM of the Royal Academy of Music. She then continued at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

 

Opera Roles

Uno Spirito, Rinaldo
Festival Della Valle D’Itria
Luisi

2018

Pamina, The Magic Flute
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Naegele

2018

Adelia, Adelia
Theater Für Niedersachsen, Hildesheim
Ziemen

2018

First Lady, The Magic Flute
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Arad

2018

Soprano Solo, Bach Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Spano

2018

Soprano Solo, Brahms Requiem
St John’s Smith Square
Waldron

2018

Soprano Solo, Rutter Requiem    
St John’s Smith Square
Waldron

2018

Pamina, The Magic Flute
L’Opera -Comique Paris (Komische Opera Berlin-Kosky)
Edusei

2017

Pamina, The Magic Flute
South Korea Tour (Komische Oper Berlin production-Kosky)
Edusei

2017

First Lady, The Magic Flute
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Arad

2017

Pamina, The Magic Flute
Cincinnati Opera
Allen

2017

Soprano Solo Faure Requiem
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Runnicles

2017

Cendrillon, Cendrillon
Theater Freiburg
Bollon

2017

Fiordilligi, Cosi Fan Tutte
Theater Freiburg
Carter

2017

Safiye, Crusades
Theater Freiburg
Carter

2017

Michaela, Carmen 
Theater Freiburg
Bollon

2017

Isaure, Jerusalem
Theater Freiburg
Bollon

2017

Adina, L’Elisir D’Amore
Theater Freiburg
Markson

2016

Fiordilligi, Cosi Fan Tutte
Theater Freiburg
Carter

2016

Michaela, Carmen
Theater Freiburg
Bollon

2016

Angelica, Orlando 
Theater Freiburg
Jones

2015

Michaela, Carmen
Theater Freiburg
Bollon

2015

Euridice, Orfeo ed Euridice
Theater Freiburg
Carter

2015

Lauretta, Gianni Schicchi 
Komische Oper Berlin
Nanasi

2015

Astaroth, Königin von Saba
Theater Freiburg   
Bollon

2015

Gretel, Hansel and Gretel
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Runnicles

2014

La Princesse, L’Enfant et Les Sortileges
Theater Basel
Garza

2014

First Lady, The Magic Flute
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Repusic

2014

Papagena, The Magic Flute
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Reupsic

2014

Gretel, Hansel and Gretel
Theater Basel
Cowen

2014

Orazia, Indian Queen 
Theater Basel
Cowen

2014

Garsenda, Francesca Da Rimini 
Theater Freiburg
Bollon

2014

Gretel, Hansel und Gretel 
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Gnann

2013

Musette, La Boheme
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Chichon

2013

Countess Ceprano, Rigoletto
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Heras-Casado

2013

2nd Niece, Peter Grimes
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Runnicles

2013

Nicoletta, Love of Three Oranges
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Sloane

2013

Countess Ceprano, Rigoletto
Theater Leipzig
Sloane

2013

Flower maiden, Parsifal
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Runnicles

2013

Shepherd, Tannhäuser 
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Runnicles

2013

 

Upcoming Performances

2020

Rusalka, Rusalka
Cincinnati Opera
Candillari

2020

Lydia, Frühlingsstürme
Komische Oper Berlin
dir. Kosky/Souza

2020

Solo Recital, Songs of the Auvergne,Faure Requiem
Cadogan Hall
dir. Waldron

2020

Pamina, The Magic Flute
Komische Oper Berlin (Kaohsiung Performing Arts Centre, Taiwan)
dir. Kosky

2019

Pamina, The Magic Flute
Komische Oper Berlin (Macau Cultural Centre)
dir. Kosky

2019

Soprano Solo, Songs of the Auvergne
Fondazione Paolo Grassi
Gromoglasova

2019

Soprano Solo, Songs of the Auvergne
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Runnicles

2019

Pamina, The Magic Flute
Komische Oper Berlin (Australia & New Zealand tour)
dir. Kosky

2019

Martha, Martha
Oper Graz
Engelen/Burkert

2019

Solo Recital
Freiburg
Cowen

2018

Soprano Solo, Mozart Requiem
St John’s Smith Square
Waldron

2018

Soprano Solo, Mozart Requiem
Philharmonia Orchestra, London
Waldron

2018

Pamina, The Magic Flute
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Naegele

2018

 

Awards & Honours

Fondazione Paolo Grassi Scholarship
Rotary Club, Martina Franca

2019

Associate 
Royal Academy of Music, London

2018

International Academy of Science, Humanities & Arts
Outstanding Performance Award

2017

Bank La Roche & CO AG
Outstanding Achievement Award

2015/16


Education

Masters of Vocal Performance

Bachelor of Music


Training Programs

Accademia del Belcanto “Rodolfo Celletti”

2018

Theater Basel Opera Avenir

2013/14

Deutsche Oper Berlin Young Artist

2012/13

Samling

2012

North Sea Vocal Academy

2012

British Youth Opera Easter course

2010


Teachers/Coaches/ Directors

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Carmen Santoro (Current)

Janice Chapman (Current)

Calixto Bieito

Adelle Eslinger Runnicles (Current)

Philip Stölzl

Anthony Rolfe Johnson

David Alden

Ryland Davies

Robert Carsen

Audrey Hyland

Barrie Kosky