The German soprano, Tanya Aspelmeier, studied singing (lied, oratorio and opera) at the Musikhochschule 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 at the Conservatoire in Annecy, France. During her studies, she won several prizes in distinguished vocal competitions, such as the National Vocal Competition (“Bundeswettbewerb für Gesang”) in Berlin, and interpreted numerous opera roles.
Tanya Aspelmeier's repertoire covers baroque opera (e.g. Rameau's Castor et Pollux, Lully's Achille et Polyxène, George Frideric Handel's Almira, Monteverdi as well as Georg Philipp Telemann's Orfeo/Orpheus), classical opera (e.g. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Cosi fan tutte) and operetta (e.g. Offenbach's Orpheus in der Unterwelt) and stretches as far as contemporary music theatre (e.g. Henze's We come to the river), as well as including the standard oratorios as well as a series of lied-programmes.
Guest engagements have taken Tanya Aspelmeier 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. She has appeared throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and South America, and has worked with leading ensemble under conductors such as Frieder Bernius, Ivor Bolton, Thomas Hengelbrock, Konrad Junghänel and Gustav Leonhardt.
Tanya Aspelmeier 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 master-classes 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 their recordings.