The soprano Tanya Aspelmeier studied singing (lied, oratorio and opera) at the Music College in Hamburg, where she completed her concert exam and opera diploma with distinction, accompanied by the the Hamburg Symphonic Orchestra. She rounded off her studies abroad in Annecy, France.
During her studies, the young soprano won several prizes in distinguished vocal competitions, such as the National Vocal Competition (“Bundeswettbewerb für Gesang”) in Berlin, and interpreted numerous opera roles. Her repertoire covers baroque opera (e.g. Rameau “Castor et Pollux”, Lully “Achille et Polyxène, Händel “Almira”, Monteverdi as well as Telemann “Orfeo/Orpheus”), classical opera (e.g. Mozart “Die Zauberflöte”, “Cosi fan tutte”) and operetta (e.g. Offenbach “Orpheus in der Unterwelt”) and stretches as far as contemporary music theatre (e.g. Henze “We come to the river”), as well as including the standard oratorios as well as a series of lied-programmes.
Guest engagements have taken her to the Oldenburger Staatstheater, Wilhelmshavener Stadttheater, Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Oper Bonn and to the Hamburgische Staatsoper, as well as festivals such as Baden-Baden, Bayreuth, Feldkirch, Guadalajara (Mexiko),La-Chaise-Dieu , Salzburg, Saintes , Sydney and Ribeauvillé.
Tanya Aspelmeier has appeared throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. She has worked with leading ensemble under conductors such as Frieder Bernius, Ivor Bolton, Thomas Hengelbrock, Konrad Junghänel and Gustav Leonhardt.
The young soprano has not only made an international name for herself as interpreter; along with teaching singing at the Music College in Bremen she regularly gives vocal masterclasses at the “Centre de la Voix” in Royaumont, France. Tanya Aspelmeier is a member of the aspiring ensemble “La Chapelle Rhénane”, which has received numerous prizes for its recordings.
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