• PATRICIA ANDRESS

     

     

    SOPRANO

     

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  • BIOGRAPHY

    Bio deutsch:

    Patricia Andress erhielt ihre Ausbildung an der New Mexico State University, der Middle Tennessee State University sowie bei Gail Robinson an der University of Kentucky. Ihr Europa-Debüt gab sie 2000 als Pamina beim Rome Festival Orchestra. 2003 debütierte sie als Madame Butterfly am Union Avenue Opera Theatre in St. Louis, wo sie auch die Titelpartie in „La Traviata“ verkörperte. Weitere Engagements führten die Sopranistin unter anderem als Mimí an die Marine Grand Opera, als Gräfin in „Le Nozze di Figaro“ an die Virginia Oper, als Donna Anna, Lauretta in „Gianni Schicchi“ und Micaela an die Opera Delaware und als Alice Ford in „Falstaff“ an die Dresdner Semperoper. Darüber hinaus ist Patricia Andress eine gefragte Konzertsängerin und trat unter anderem in Händels „Messias“ mit der Lexington Philharmonic auf, sang Mozarts c-Moll Messe mit der Middle Tennessee Oratorio Society und Faurés Requiem mit der Bach Society of St. Louis. 2004 debütierte sie als Blumenmädchen im „Parsifal“ mit der Los Angeles Philharmonic unter Pierre Boulez. Sie gewann zahlreiche Preise, darunter den ersten Platz bei der NOA und der Verismo Oper Competition sowie die Heinz Rehfuss Competition und war Stipendiatin der Licia Albanese-Puccini 

    Foundation New York City. Seit der Spielzeit 2007/08 gehört Patricia Andress zum Ensemble des Theater Bremen und war hier unter anderem als Titelfigur in „Madame Butterfly“, Elisabeth in „Tannhäuser“, Elettra in „Idomeneo“ und als Tosca zu erleben. Im Rahmen der Feierlichkeiten zum Tag der Deutschen Einheit 2010 trat sie in einer konzertanten Aufführung von Beethovens „Fidelio“ auf, die weltweit live im Fernsehen übertragen wurde. In der Saison 2012/13 war sie als Agathe im „Freischütz“ und in dieser und letzter Spielzeit in der Titelpartie von Benedikt von Peters Inszenierung „La traviata“ zu erleben

    Bio english:

    American soprano Patricia Andress has been heralded by renowned operatic publications and international critics, distinguishing herself through reviews for both her “luminous” voice in Opera News, and her “strong temperament” on the stage in the International Herald Tribune.

    An ensemble member at Theater Bremen since 2007, Patricia Andress has had the opportunity play and sing a wide variety of repertoire from Mozart to bel canto to Wagner. Highlights from the 2014-16 season includes her “deeply touching” portrayal of the title role of Donezetti’s Maria Stuarda, (Olof Boman conducting, Anna Sophie Mahler directing), as well as her “outstanding feel for the vulnerability...” of Ellen Orford in Britten’s Peter Grimes (Markus Poschner/Marco Štorman), and her “elegant” Contessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (Clemens Heil/Felix Rothenhäusler). Ms. Andress received critical acclaim for her performance of director Benedikt von Peter’s now famous production of Verdi’s La Traviata, in which the title character is alone on stage without intermission for the entire opera. The press heralded Andress as the “godsend for this staging, whose fantastic star potential fulfilled this role, at the same time completely mastering musical facets.... propelling her pleading soprano voice into the highest coloratura”. (Weser Kurier, November, 2013)

    In 2014/15 season, Andress revived this La Traviata as well as singing Pamina in Bremen’s long running production of director Chris Alexander’s Die Zauberflöte. She also performed her first Mimì in Italian, (Markus Poschner/Benedikt von Peter) also at Theater Bremen. Ms. Andress has also jumped in as Rosalinde at the Meininger Theater, and sang the title role of Puccini’s Tosca (Toshiyuki Kamioka/Stefano Poda) at the Wuppertaler Bühnen in Wuppertal. Season 2013 was big year for German repertoire for Ms. Andress: under Markus Poschner and with the direction of Sebastian Baumgarten, she premiered as Senta in Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer, as well as debuting Agathe in Der Freischütz. She also repeated her Elisabeth in Wagner’s Tannhäuser.

    In 2012, Ms. Andress had “breaking” news with her role debut of Emilia Marty in Janacek's Die Sache Makropulos in the beginning of the 2012 season. Thirteen days before the premier, Ms. Andress broke both her legs in a fall from a ladder. Both she and the theater decided to proceed with the production, re-staging and re-conceptualizing the entire piece to put Emilia Marty as a character in a wheelchair. The production received rave reviews across the board and Ms. Andress was particularly acclaimed for her “rich vocal substance” by the Nordwest Zeitung, and for her “complete command of the role,” by the Kreiszeitung.

    The 2011-2012 season opened with her role debut as Elisabeth in Tobias Kratzer’s production of Wagner’s Tannhäuser conducted by Markus Poschner. Her voice was described by the international operatic publication Das Opernglas as “carried on a delicate tone carpet...with great breath control and resonance” and for its “beautiful colors...and exquisite piani,” by the Leser-Kurier. During the 2011-2012 season, Ms. Andress also made her role and house debut as Hanna Galwari at Theater Lübeck in a production of Die Lustige Witwe directed by best-selling German writer/director Michael Wallner, where her portrayal and stage-presence were compared by the press to that of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. Ms. Andress closed the season at Theater Bremen with another major role debut as the title character of Puccini’s Tosca in a production from the internationally acclaimed German director Vera Nemirova, conducted by Daniel Montané.

    Other roles performed include Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Bellini’s Norma, Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Wagner’s Rienzi (Irene). Ms. Andress made her European debut in 2006 at the Semperoper Dresden as Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff with conductor Johannes Fritzsch.

    Equally at home on the concert stage, Ms. Andress has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a production of Wagner’s Parsifal conducted by Pierre Boulez. She has also been the featured soloist in a program of Mozart Concert Arias with the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin as well as soprano soloist with the Bremen Philharmonic in performances of Handel’s Messiah. A frequent soloist of the Lexington Philharmonic with conductor George Zack she has been acclaimed for her performances as soloist in both the Mozart Requiem and the Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem. Ms. Andress was also a

    featured soloist in a performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio with the Bremen Philharmonic as a part of the 2010 “Tag der Deutschen Einheit” broadcast live to an estimated 60 million world-wide viewers.

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    Premiere

    11.09.16 Parsifal

    THEATER BREMEN /15.30 Uhr

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    25.11.16 Hänsel und Gretel

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