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Eva Maria Summerer Mezzosoprano

German mezzo-soprano Eva Maria Summerer has won over audiences in Europe and the United States with her "well-tempered mezzo" (Die Welt), „warm, rich voice“ (Hamburger Abendblatt) and vibrant interpretations of operatic roles, early music and oratorio, Lied and contemporary vocal music.

Highlights of her career include a debut at the Bayreuther Festspiele in 2016 where Eva Maria sang MARY in „Der fliegende Holländer“; she further appeared as contralto soloist in a staged production of Bach’s „Mass in B minor“ at the Theater Regensburg in 2018. The mezzo-soprano was an ensemble member at the SH- Landestheater Flensburg for two seasons where she sang roles such as MADDALENA,GIOVANNA/„Rigoletto“ under the baton of Kimbo Ishii in 2019, and gave her role debut as ERIKA in Samuel Barber’s „Vanessa“ and created the role of AMANDO/„Le Grand Macabre“ (Ligeti).
She used the countless COVID-19 cancellations of 2020 to prepare her „Fachwechsel“ to transition into more dramatic mezzo-soprano and Wagnerian repertoire.
Eva Maria Summerer feels equally at home in contemporary operatic repertoire: she thus created the roles of FEURIGER MANN and HOLZWEIBLEIN in Raphael Fusco’s World Premiere of „inSOMNIA“ at the Opernfestival Oberpfalz in 2021, and premiered the role of FINN NISSEN in a world premiere of Fusco’s opera „Der Telefonist“ at the Forum Neue Kunst in Oldenburg the same year. In 2018 the young mezzo was commissioned to sing as a soloist in a performance of Konstantia Gourzi’s opera „Transformation“ which was staged in the Vatican in Rome with chamber orchestra, children’s and men’s choir of the Bayerische Staatsoper; in 2016 the role of ANNA FREUD was written for her which she premiered in Rudolf Kelber’s opera "Obersalzberg" in Hamburg. Other recent guest engagements led the young mezzo-soprano to Theater Schweinfurt and Cuvilliéstheater München as CORNELIA/„Giulio Cesare“, in 2018 she gave her debut at Opera Lucca as ZIA PRINCIPESSA in Puccini’s „Suor Angelica“. Eva sang at the Opernfestspiele Heidenheim in a production of „Prinzessin Anna“, debuted at the Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz in the title role of „La Cenerentola“, and appeared as HÄNSEL/„Hänsel und Gretel“ in a Bayerische Staatsoper co-production for children. While still a student at the Musikhochschule Hamburg Ms. Summerer gave her debut as BRADAMANTE in a Hamburg premiere of „Orlando Furioso“ (Vivaldi), and performed as 3. DAME/„Zauberflöte“ at the Hamburger Kammeroper; she appeared in productions of the HfMT Hamburg as title role in Monteverdi’s „L`Arianna“ and EMILIA /“Otello“ (Verdi) and was cover for the role of AGATHE in „Les Enfants Terribles“ by Philipp Glass.

Her extensive concert and oratorio career has led her to perform as a soloist at Lincoln Center New York, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Palau de la Música Barcelona, Konzerthaus Freiburg, Theater Basel, Eppaner Liedsommer, Amphithéatre de la Sorbonne Paris and some of Europe’s finest cathedral such as Salzburg Cathedral, St. Michaelis Hamburg, St. Ignazio di Loyola Rome or München Frauenkirche. Eva performed with orchestras such as Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder, Hamburger Symphoniker, Münchner Symphoniker, Hamburger Camerata, Philharmonisches Orchester Regensburg, period performance orchestra Ensemble Schirokko, Rheinische Philharmonie, Orchestre de la Sorbonne, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble; she has worked with conductors such as Thomas Hengelbrock, Ivor Bolton, Corinna Niemeyer, Ivan Repusic, Boris Schäfer, Hossein Pishkar, Kimbo Ishii, Peter Sommerer, among others.

Eva Maria began her well rounded musical education on flute, voice and piano as a child in the small town of Cham, Germany. She holds degrees in voice and piano from the Hochschule für Musik München and Hamburg where she studied voice with Norwegian soprano Turid Karlsen and German mezzo Gundula Schneider and is currently working with Helena Zubanovich in Graz. She has attended masterclasses with renowned artists such as KS Brigitte Fassbaender, Martina Arroyo, Margreet Honig, Janet Williams, Robert Holl, Rudolf Jansen, and David L. Jones.
Her numerous prizes and awards include the Max Liebhaber Prize for her performances at the Heidenheim Opera Festival, Jugend musiziert Prize, and scholarships from Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now. In 2016 Eva was finalist in the Mozart International Opera Competition Granada and became a scholar of Richard-Wagner Verband Bayreuth; in 2017 she was a finalist of the International Richard-Strauss-Competition in Munich, in 2018 finalist of Wagner Stimmen International Competition in Karlsruhe.