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Marlene Mild

Country of origin: Romania

About Marlene Mild

The soprano Marlene Mild received her vocal training at the Hochschule for Music in Cologne with Dietger Jacob and Reinhard Leisenheimer, as well as in master classes with Kurt Widmer, Edeltraut Blanke, Barbara Schlick, and Kurt Moll. From 1998 until 2002, she was a member of the ensemble at the opera in Osnabrück, where she was voted “Artist of the Year” for the season 2001/2002. Mild was a prizewinner in the German National Singing Competition in Berlin in 1996; and in 1997, she received a scholarship from the Foundation for Art and Culture of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. She has concertized (Bach, Handel, Mozart, etc.) throughout Germany and Europe. Her debut in the USA took place in the fall of 2003, with works by Hanns Eisler. From 2003-2008, she was a soloist at the State Theater in Nuremberg, where she sang numerous lyric soprano roles and was praised for her vocal qualities as well as her expressive interpretations. Among her roles in this period were the Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute), Olympia (Tales of Hoffmann), Rosina (The Barber of Seville), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), and the title role in Aribert Reimann’s Melusine. For her extraordinary interpretation of Melusine, Marlene Mild received three nominations for “Singer of the Year” in the periodical Opernwelt and was named “Star of the Year” by the Nürnberger Abendzeitung