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Helena Günther (Soprano)

Born: Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

The German soprano, Helena Günther, received her training as an opera singer and voice teacher at the Musikhochschule Mannheim with Professor Anna Maria Dur. In 2009 she continued her studies with Professor Klesie Kelly-Moog at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, where she completed her concert exam with honours in October 2011. She received scholarships of the Wilhelm-Müller-Gesellschaft Berlin and the Richard-Wagner-Verbandes Mannheim. She also attended-master-classes with Mirella Freni, Klesie Kelly (Bachwoche Stuttgart), Helena Lazarska, Krisztina Láki and Lilian Sukis.

In 2006 Helena Günther went to the Schlosstheater Rheinsberg, where she sang Dardane in Haydn's Entführung aus dem Serail. In the summer of the same year she sang Marzelline in L.v. Beethoven's Fidelio at the Opernakademie Bad Orb. A guest engagement was in 2008 at the Theater Magdeburg. Since the 2009-2010 season she is part of the ensemble of the Deutschen Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf.

In addition to her operatic activities, Helena Günther is also dedicated to the concert field. She sang inter alia J.S. Bach's Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248) with the Main-Barockorchester, Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) with the Baroque ensemble La Réjouissance, W.A. Mozart's Coronation Mass and Exsultate jubilate with the Neuen Philharmonie Westfalen. Furthermore, she performed with the Collegium Musicum Mannheim, Neuen Düsseldorfer Hofmusikern (Konrad Junghänel) and Ensemble Modern (Rupert Huber.

 

Source: Bach:vokal Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (November 2013)
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Aryeh Oron (November 2013)

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