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German Soprano Agnes Selma Weiland comes from Dresden, where she began her musical career. She completed the teaching degree for secondary schools in Music and Italian before enrolling to study voice at the “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy” Hochschule für Musik in Leipzig with Prof. Hans-Joachim Beyer. She continued her education in Berlin with KS Prof. Dagmar Schellenberger at the University of the Arts. Now she works with KS Renate Behle and Kirsten Schötteldreier and has participated in a number of prestigious master classes with singers such as Edith Wiens, Simon Estes, KS Franz Grundheber, KS Olaf Bär, KS Gabriele Fontana, Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet, KS Renate Behle and Kirsten Schötteldreier. In 2009 she took part in Renata Scotto's Operastudio at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy. Mrs. Weiland has been among pricewinners of several competitions, e.g. the XIII International Singing Competition in Bilbao, where she was awarded Third Prize & Critics Award.

 

From 2009 to 2010 she was a member of the Bremen Opera, singing such roles as “Rosalinde” Die Fledermaus (J. Strauß), “Donna Elvira” Don Giovanni (Mozart), “Ghita” Der Zwerg(Zemlinsky), and “1.Dame” Die Zauberflöte (Mozart).  This was followed by engagements at the Theater Dortmund, Oper Leipzig, and Theater Bonn. Mrs. Weiland gave her debut at Opéra National de Lyon, France in the season 2010-2011 as „Marcellina“ in Mozarts Le Nozze di Figaro. She attracted international attention as “Sancta Susana” in the acclaimed production of the opera of the same name, performed at Opéra National de Lyon in 2012.  She later made a guest appearance with this part at Theater Bonn. Since the season 2012/13 Agnes Selma Weiland is singing 1.Lady in Mozarts „Magic Flute“ at Opera Leipzig. In February 2014 she performed her first Wagner role there. In Wagners „The Ring for Kids“ she sang her first Brünnhilde. In April 2014 she sang the title role in Susan Oswells World-premiere „Zelda“ staged by Rosamund Gilmore. In season 2014/15 Agnes Selma Weiland sang her first Sieglinde in Wagners „Ring for kids“ at Opera Leipzig. In autumn 2015 Mrs. Weiland she gave her debut singing her first big Verdi role: Leonora in „ Il Trovatore“.

 

In March 2016 she gave her Switzerland debut: Agnes Selma Weiland sang 1. Dame in several performances of Mozarts „ Die Zauberflöte“ at Theater Basel.

 

In summer 2017 she gave her debut as Elsa von Brabant in R. Wagners "Lohengrin" at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl.

 

Along with her operatic activities, Agnes Selma Weiland is very much in demand as a song recitalist and oratorio singer. She has sung with members of the Camerata Musicale di Prato and the Orchestra dell‘Accademia S. Cecilia, Roma in Italy and given recitals in the USA. She has sung at Laeizhalle Hamburg, the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Gewandhaus Leipzig,Konzerthaus Berlin and under the direction of Reinhard Goebel she sang Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorio at Zeche Zollverein Essen. On New Year’s Eve 2012 she sang Beethoven's 9. Symphony in Nikolaikirche Potsdam. 

 

Agnes Selma Weiland has worked with conductors such as Reinhard Goebel, Markus Poschner, Daniel Montané, Stefano Montanari, Bernhard Kontarsky, Lothar Koenigs, Gaetano d’Espinosa, Matthias Foremny, Stefan Blunier, Maria Fitzgerald, Christoph Alstaedt, Giedrė Šlekytė, Yordan Kamdzhalov and Stefan Diederich.