The Roumanian-born Mezzo-Soprano Hermine May, has won many international Opera competitions including : Bundeswettbwerb Gesang and Liederkranz Foundation – NewYork. She started her career as a member of the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Subsequently, she established herself internationally with roles of the lyric repertoire. Recently, she has sung the roles of Carmen, Kundry, Brangäne, Venus, Dalilah and Azucena.
She has performed under the baton of Zubin Mehta – Magdalene in „ Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“ at the Maggio Musicale Florence: Zemlinsky Maeterlinck –Lieder with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv and Beethoven‘s 9th Symphony. Other important conductors with whom she has performed include Raffael Frühbeck de Burgos, Nello Santi, Pinchas Steinberg, Friedemann Layer, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Ralf Weikert and Ulf Schirmer.
Hermine has sung at La Scala, Milan, and the opera houses of Turin, Rome, Genoa, Verona, Naples, Copenhagen, Strassbourg, Nice, Graz, Shanghai and Hongkong.
On the concert platform, she has had great success with works of Gustav Mahler, the Verdi-Requiem, Alto-Rapsodie of Brahms and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder.
Hermine May’s CD recordings include Bellini’s Il Pirata with Lucia Aliberti conducted by Marcello Viotti, Schubert’s Mass in E-Flat with Jonas Kaufmann, Hermann Prey and Deon van der Walt under the baton of Sylvain Cambreling and Carl Loewe’s Die drei Wünsche.
DVD-Productions include Carmen and Aida (Amneris)
This year Hermine May will sing the mezzo-part of the Verdi-requiem under the baton of maestro Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna on a tour through Europe. At the Ghuangzhou Opera House she will sing the Ulrica in Verdi’s Ballo in Maschera and Maddalena in “Rigoletto“.
She will open the new season of the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra as Carmen.
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