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Theresa Sommer (Soprano)

Born: 1985 - Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany

The German soprano, Theresa Sommer, comes from a family of musicians in Göttingen. Her musical training began with the cello and since she was 13 she took singing lessons. She was multiple winner at the "Jugend musiziert" Competition. In modern dance, she won gold medals at the federal level. Following that, she was able to gain insights into the operating theater and during an internship at the Deutsches Theater Göttingen she actively pursued her singing career.

Theresa Sommer studied in the singing classes of Professor Sabine Ritterbusch and Hans-Peter Bendt at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, where she received training in artistic and singing eduaction. She ontinued with Susanne Eisch and Professor Eugen Rabine. She shaped her artistic by attending numerous master-classes under the International Interpretation Course in Toblach as well as in Lorraine di Simone, Will Humburg and Professor Maria Kowollik at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen.

In the Detmolder Opernschule Theresa Sommer sang Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Serpetta in La Finta Giardiniera and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro. With the Philharmonie Südwestfalen she appeared as Musetta in Puccini's La Bohème. At the Landestheater Detmold she sang Corinna in Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims and guested as Sand- und Taumännchen at the Theater Bielefeld.

Theresa Sommer has performed in many concerts at home and abroad. Her musical partners, inter alia, Gerhard Weinberger, and orchestras as the Göttinger Kammerorchester, Göttinger Symphonieorchester and Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie. She appeared at the Bad Lauterberger Musiktage and with the pianist Kirill Yashin gave in September 2008 her first recital "Facetten der Romantik".

Theresa Sommer received scholarship from the Richard Wagner Association in 2011 and won the competition he contest Neue Stimmen". She now lives in Groß Ilsede, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Source: Ensemble Da Caccia Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (December 2013)
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Aryeh Oron (December 2013)

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