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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The magic flute children

Wiener Staatsoper, 2003 | 65 min.


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  • Seiji Ozawa  |  Conductor
  • Diana Kienast  |  Bühne
  • Peter Blaha  |  Entwurf
  • Yannis Kokkos  |  Costumes

Walter Fink | Sarastro

KS Walter Fink was born in Bregenz and completed his studies of vocal arts as well as ancient philology in Vienna. In 1977 he was accepted to the Opernstudio of the Wiener Staatsoper and one year later became member of the ensemble.

In the years 1982-1991 he was engaged in Bremen, until he returned to the Wiener Staatsoper in 1991, where he has been a member of the ensemble ever since and performs in his fach bass and bass-baritone. Engagements have lead him to Berlin, Lyon, Toulouse, the New York Met and to the Bregenzer Festspiele. He has sung about 70 different parts at the Wiener Staatsoper, among them Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Osmin (Entführung aus dem Serail), Rocco (Fidelio), Colline (La Bohème), Kaspar (Freischütz), Doktor (Wozzeck), Warlaam (Boris Godunow), König Heinrich (Lohengrin), Veit Pogner (Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Titurel (Parsifal), Daland (Der fliegende Holländer), Grand Inquisiteur (Don Carlos), Fafner (Siegfried), Melcthal (Guillaume Tell) und Kardinal Brogni (La Juive). In 2001 he became Österreichischer Kammersänger.

Rolls at the Wiener Staatsoper 2012/2013: e.g. Schließer (Tosca), Schmidt (Andrea Chénier).

Genia Kühmeier | Pamina

Born in Salzburg, Genia Kühmeier studied at the Mozarteum, then in Vienna with Margarita Lilova and KS Marjana Lipovsek. Her first prize at the Mozart-Competition in Salzburg was a turning point in her career which then led her to the Milan Scala, the Bayeri­sche Staatsoper, the Nederlandse Opera, the ROH Covent Garden, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Met as well as to San Fran­cisco and Los Angeles. She made her debut at the Wiener Staatsoper as Inès (La Favorite) and carried on to sing, among others, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Zdenka (Arabella), Micaëla (Carmen) as well as Ilia (Idomeneo). She has also often been heard singing the role of Pamina at the Salzburger Festivals, where in the summer of 2010 she sang Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) and in summer 2011 the Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro). As a lied and concert singer, she is a guest at the important international houses and works together with conductors like William Christie, Sir Colin Davis, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Manfred Honeck, Mariss Jansons, Fabio Luisi, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kent Nagano, Marc Minkowski, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Franz Welser-Möst and Christian Thielemann.

KS Hans Peter Kammerer | Papageno

Hans Peter Kammerer was born in South Tirol and studied among others, under Walter Berry at the Musikhochschule in Vienna. His first engagements led him to the Vienna Kammeroper and the Bregenz Festivals. Furthermore, he has sung at the Berlin State Opera, La Monnaie in Brussels , the Pfingstfestspielen in Salzburg, the Mozart Festival in Schönbrunn, the Opéra Bastille, the Staatstheater in Stuutgart, Geneva, the opera houses in Barcelona and Lyon as well as the Vienna Volksoper. He gave his debut at the Vienna State Opera in 1995 as Dancaïro (Carmen). This was followed by roles among others like Ascanio (Gesualdo), Marullo (Rigoletto), Barbier (Schweigsame Frau), Achter Stammesfürst (Moses und Aron), Graf Dominik (Arabel­la), Spalanzani (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Hauptmann (Eugen Onegin), Haly (L’italiana in Algeri), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Haushofmeister (Ariadne auf Naxos), Papageno, Dr. Falke, Gubetta (Lucrezia Borgia), Kleiner Sträfling (Aus einem Totenhaus), Wagner (Faust) and Mitjuch (Boris Godunow). He has also appeared in children's operas as well as in Zimmermann's White Rose in Parliament.

Ileana Tonca | Papagena

ILEANA TONCA was born in Rumania and studied at the Music Academy in Bucharest. She has won several singing competitions and has performed in Bucharest, Brasov and Timisoara as well as on tours in Germany, Austria, Italy and France. She has been a member of the ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper since 1999, where she debuted as Jemmy (Guillaume Tell). Furthermore, she has for example sung Woglinde (Das Rheingold, Götterdämme­rung), Waldvogel (Siegfried), Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos), Lisa (La sonnambula), Xenia (Boris Godunow), Mädchen (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny), Elvira (L’italiana in Algeri), Nannetta (Falstaff), Barbarina (Nozze di Figaro), Oscar, Papagena, Zerlina, Sophie (Rosenkavalier, Werther), Stimme vom Himmel and Tebaldo (Don Carlo), Zdenka (Arabella), Adele (Fledermaus), Servilia, Musetta, Adina, Susanna. Furthermore, she performed in productions of children´s operas (Traumfresserchen, Peter Pan, Bastien und Bastienne, 35. Mai, Pinocchio, Pünktchen und Anton). In 1999/2000 she was awarded an advancement award by the Waechter Medal Foundation. In 2004 she received the Austrian frauen.kunst.preis. 

Herwig Pecoraro | Monostatos

KS Herwig Pecoraro was born in Bludenz and studied in Feldkirch, Mantua and Modena and took part in master classes with KS Schwarzkopf. Guest appearances have led him to the Bregenzer and Salzburger Festspiele, the opera houses in Bern, St. Gallen, Hamburg, Munich, Paris, Nice, Toulouse, Milan, New York and San Francisco. He was engaged at the Opernhaus Graz and at the Volksoper Wien, since 1991 he is member of the ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper, where he made his debut as Steuermann (Der fliegende Holländer) and has since then sung (selection) Jaquino (Fidelio), Monostatos and 1. Geharnischter (Die Zauberflöte), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Mime (Das Rheingold, Siegfried), Hirt (Tristan und Isolde), Beppe (Pagliacci), Andres/Cochenille/Frantz/Pitichinaccio (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Bob Boles (Peter Grimes), David (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Incroyable (Andrea Chenier), Bardolfo (Falstaff), Goro (Madama Butterfly), Guillot (Manon) as well as Klammerschneider (Riese vom Steinfeld) and Fatty here.

Roles at the Wiener Staatsoper 2013/2014: e.g. Bob Boles (Peter Grimes), Herodes (Salome), Hauptmann (Wozzeck), Mime (Das Rheingold).