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Anke Vondung (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

The German mezzo-soprano, Anke Vondung, took piano instruction for 8 years, since 1986 with the concert pianist Werner Schmitt. Starting from 1988 she had singing instruction and studied since 1994 with Professor Rudolf Piernay at the Musikhochschule in Mannheim. She also took courses with Renato Capecchi, Robin Bowman, Cornelius Reid, Julia Hamari, Brigitte Fassbaender, Daniel Ferro, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Martin Katz, among others.

In 1998, Anke Vondung sang the role of Cecilio in Mozart’s Lucio Silla in the course of an international project of the European Opera Centre, under the direction of Brigitte Fassbaender. Anke Vondung's prizes and awards include 2nd prize: Schubert and the Music of the Twentieth Century; 1st prize: Robert Saar Song Competition; 1st prize: International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition; 3rd prize: International ARD Music Competition; 1st prize: German National Song Competition; 1st prize: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Competition (1999).

In 1999 Anke Vondung was engaged by the Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck. She made her debuts at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in the role of Hänsel in Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel and at the Munich State Opera in the role of Siebel in Charles Gounod’s Faust.

Anke Vondung also performs the lied repertory. Amongst the many conductors she has worked with are Helmuth Rilling, Sir Roger Norrington, Philippe Herreweghe, Edo de Waart, Gerd Albrecht, Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Peter Schreier, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Fabio Luisi and Howard Arman. She participated in the 2002 Salzburg Festival and Mozart-Festwochen. She will sing the role of Fyodor in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov at the Opéra-Bastille in 2003.

Anke Vondung lives in Dresden, and is a member of the Dresden State Opera since 2003.


Source: Mostly from Harmonia Mundi Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2002, June 2003)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Georg Christoph Biller

Alto

Radio: BWV 170

Peter Dijkstra

Alto

BWV 248

Enoch zu Guttenberg

Alto

BWV 244

Helmuth Rilling

Alto

BWV 34a, BWV 69a, BWV 232; BWV 244 [4th: Excerpts], BWV 245 [4th: Excerpts]

Links to other Sites

Anke Vondung (Harmonia Mundi)
Anke Vondubg (Farao Classics)
Oregon Bach Festival 2003: Biography Anke Vondung

Duo - Anke Vondung / Yasuko Veronesi-Kagen [German/English]
Anke Vondung – mezzosoprano (Festival of the Lied) [German]

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