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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“ (Süddeutsche Zeitung) and vibrant interpretations of operatic roles, early music and oratorio, art song and contemporary vocal music.

In the 2019/2020 season Eva sang the roles of MADDALENA and GIOVANNA/„Rigoletto“ in a production at SH-Landestheater Flensburg and will be premiering two roles in Raphael Fusco’s new opera „inSOMNIA“ at Opernfestival Oberpfalz in 2021 as well as CORNELIA/„Giulio Cesare“ at Theater Schweinfurt. In 2018/19 she gave a celebrated role debut as ERIKA in „Vanessa“ at Theater Flensburg where she also debuted as AMANDO in Ligeti: „Le Grand Macabre“. Further 2018/19 highlights include 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 and a performance of Puccini’s „Suor Angelica“ as ZIA PRINCIPESSA for Opera Lucca. The 2017/18 season saw Ms. Summerer’s debut at Theater Regensburg as Alto soloist in a staged production of Bach „b minor mass“ as well as HÄNSEL in „Hänsel und Gretel“ in a Bayerische Staatsoper co-production for children and a role debut as DIDO in „Dido and Aeneas“ with Baroque Opera Cham. In 2016 Eva appeared at the Bayreuther Festspiele as MARY in „Der Fliegende Holländer“ in the Wagner festival’s production for children and as ANNA FREUD in Rudolf Kelber’s opera „Obersalzberg“ in Hamburg. 2014/15 opera roles include CORNELIA in „Giulio Cesare“ and 3. DAME/„Zauberflöte“ with Kammeroper Hamburg, BRADAMANTE in „Orlando Furioso“ with Opernloft Hamburg, a guest appearance at Opernfestspiele Heidenheim in the role of MOLDAU in the contemporary opera „Prinzessin Anna“, and the title role in „CENERENTOLA“ with the Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz. During her time at Theaterakademie Hamburg at the Musikhochschule Hamburg Eva sang roles such as EMILIA in Verdi’s „Otello“, ANNINA in „La Traviata“, the title role in „L’Arianna“/Monteverdi and was cover for 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 and some of Europe’s finest cathedral such as Salzburg Cathedral, St. Michaelis Hamburg or München Frauenkirche. A passionate Lied singer Eva appeared at Brigitte Fassbaender’s Festival „Eppaner Liedsommer“ with a recital of German Lieder, she sang Lieder recitals in New York, Hamburg and Regensburg; in 2017 she gave her France debut with a performance of Beethoven’s 9th symphony at Grand Auditorium de la Sorbonne Paris, in 2019 she sang Wagner Wesendonck Lieder in Hamburg.
Eva performed with orchestras such as Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder, Hamburger Symphoniker, Münchner Symphoniker, Hamburger Camerata, Philharmonisches Orchester Regensburg, period performance orchestra Ensemble Schirokko, Ensemble Concertone, Rheinische Philharmonie, Orchestre de la Sorbonne, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble; she has worked with conductors such as Thomas Hengelbrock, Ivor Bolton, Corinna Niemeyer, Boris Schäfer, Hossein Pishkar, Kimbo Ishii, Peter Sommerer, among others. 

Eva Maria began her well rounded musical education on flute, piano and voice as a child in the small town of Cham, Germany. She holds degrees in voice and piano from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München and Hamburg where she studied voice with Norwegian soprano Turid Karlsen, German mezzo Gundula Schneider and Burkhard Kehring (Lied) and is now working with Gudrun Ayasse in Munich and David L. Jones in New York. She has attended international masterclasses with renowned artists such as KS Brigitte Fassbaender, Martina Arroyo, Margreet Honig, Janet Williams, Rudolf Jansen and Robert Holl.
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.