Vita Irmgard Vilsmaier
Irmgard Vilsmaier was born in Frontenhausen/Bavaria and studied in Wuerzburg and Nuernberg. She was member of the opera studio of the Bavaria State Opera in Munich and afterwards of the Landestheater Innsbruck. From 2001 she has worked as an free artist. Her voice is dramatic to high dramatic soprano. She has studied with Prof. Astrid Varney, Josef Loibl, Gregory Lamar and Ada Zaperi.
Her repertory list: Sieglinde and Bruennhilde(Die Walkuere), Isolde, Brangaene(Tristan und Isolde), Brünnhilde,2. and 3.Norn, Gutrune(Goetterdaemmerung), Goneril(Lear), Fata Morgana(Love to the three oranges), Mother and Witch(Haensel and Gretel), Leitmetzerin(Rosenkavalier), Mere Marie(Dialogue des Carmelites, in german), Kundry(Parsifal), Venus(Tannhaeuser), Herodias(Salome), Santuzza(Cavalleria rusticana), Ghita(The dwarf), Mere Marie(Dialogues des Carmelites(in French), Brünnhilde(Ring in one evening)
Planned roles for the near future: Amme(Frau ohne Schatten), Elektra(Elektra), Ortrud(Lohengrin), Kostelnicka(Jenufa), Marie(Wozzeck), Brüennhilde(Siegfried)
Her conductors has been for example Thielmann, Haenchen, Mehta, Maazel, von Dohnanyi, Maerzendorfer, Jordan, Petrenko, Fish, Fischer, Ticciati, Ono, Nagano, Ozawa, Denes, Bradshaw, Augin, Bychkov, Sinopoli, Schneider, Blunier, Wallat Volmer and Rattle
Directors for example Lehmann, Lehnhoff, Bieito, Neuenfels, Kuningas, Flimm, Konwitschny, Leiser and Courier, Alexander, Thalbach, Pelly , Fassbaender
Opera houses where she sung for example Bayreuth(2000-2004), Salzburg, State Operas of Munich, Berlin, Hamburg,Stuttgart, Budapest, Vienna, Nationaltheater Mannheim and Weimar, Royal Albert Hall London, Royal Opera House London, Monnaie Bruxelles, Opera Bastille and Ganier Paris, Estonian Opera Tallinn,Volksoper Vienna, Comic Opera Berlin, Theater Oldenburg and Trier, Concertgeboow Amsterdam, Opera Antwerpen and Gent, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Opera Lyon, Semperoper Dresden, Canadian Opera Company Toronto, Seattle Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, Vlaamse Opera and Landestheater Innsbruck and in Asia Seoul, Taipeh and Tokio
Upcoming events are 2015 to 2017 Brünnhilde in the whole Ring CYCLE in a concert version in Seoul and Leitmetzerin in Rosenkavalier in Paris(Bastille) and Amsterdam both as new productions