Few artists of her generation are as successful in so many fields with such a varied repertoire as the soprano Juliane Banse. Her opera repertoire ranges from Marschallin, the Countess in Figaro, Fiordiligi, Donna Elvira, Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito),Genoveva (title role) Leonore, Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Arabella to Grete (Schreker's Der ferne Klang). Her artistic breakthrough came at the age of 20 as Pamina in Harry Kupfer’s production of The Magic Flute at the Komische Oper Berlin. Her performance as Snow White in the world premiere of the opera of the same name by Heinz Holliger at Zurich Opera House is also unforgettable; she works together closely with Holliger. Juliane Banse was born in southern Germany and grew up in Zurich. She took lessons first with Paul Steiner and later with Ruth Rohner at the Zurich Opera House, completing her studies under Brigitte Fassbaender and Daphne Evangelatos in Munich. Since the winter semester 2016/2017, she herself has held a singing professorship at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, and will follow a call to the Mozarteum in Salzburg in the winter semester 20/21. She also gives numerous master classes at home and abroad.

In the concert field, the artist is in demand with a broad repertoire, which she has brought together with renowned conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Chailly, Bernard Haitink, Franz Welser-Möst, Marin Alsop, Zubin Mehta and Manfred Honeck.

In the 2020/2021 season Juliane Banse Banse will again perform Schubert's Winterreise together with pianist Alexander Krichel and dancer István Simon under the direction of Andreas Heise in dance/sung form in Blaibach, Stuttgart, Duisburg and among other places. Guest performances in China and Australia are also planned, as well as other exciting projects: Juliane Banse will perform with the Contrechamps Ensemble under the direction of Heinz Holliger Puneigae (Heinz Holliger) in Geneva, under the direction of Marko Letoja in the Bremer Glocke (Zemlinsky, Lyrical Symphony), at the intonation chamber music festival in Berlin and in Toblach (Strauss, Four Last Songs).

In the field of opera, Juliane Banse recently sang the title role in the revival of Jeanne d’Arc by Walter Braunfels in Cologne and in Zurich performed the world premiere of Heinz Holliger’s opera Lunea. She also sang the Marschallin in Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier for the first time, a role the artist has wanted to sing for years. Notable engagements include the leading roles in the monodrama THE TELL-TALE HEART by the Dutch composer Willem Jeths in the Concertgebouw, in Girgory Frid's Diary of Anne Frank at the Theater an der Wien, and Poulenc's monooper Voix humainean at the Berlin State Opera as well as the Cologne Opera Elsa von Brabant in Wagner's Lohengrin in Nantes and Anger. In the USA, she most recently appeared as Rosalinde (Fledermaus) in Chicago and in Strauss' Arabella (Zdenka) at the MET in New York. An opera performance of the play 4 Women fom Shakespeare, which the composer Manfred Trojahn Juliane Banse wrote for the voice, is planned for the 20/21 season.

Lied recitals and chamber music feature regularly in Juliane Banse’s calendar. Juliane Banse can be heard for a recital at the Wigmore Hall in London as well as at the Schubertiade in Vilabertraán and in Madrid at the Teatro de la Zarzuela. Accompanied by the Czech Nonett, concerts with Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder are scheduled in Bayreuth, Fribourg, Emden and Passau.

Many of Juliane Banse’s CD recordings have won awards; two received an Echo Klassik: Braunfels’s Jeanne d’Arc with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Manfred Honeck (nominated ‘first world recording of the year’) and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich under David Zinman. In February 2017 her first CD, Unanswered Love, was issued to great acclaim in the media. It contains what are in some cases the first recordings of works dedicated to the singer by Reimann, Rihm and Henze which she recorded with the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern and Christoph Poppen. With the Munich Radio Orchestra she recorded the CD Im Arm der Liebe, with works by Braunfels, Korngold, Marx and Pfitzner. Hindemith's Marienleben is a work that the artist particularly enjoys singing and which she has recorded on CD together with Martin Helmchen. CD recordings of the orchestral projects in oft he last season are planned: Heinz Holliger’s Puneigae and G. Kurtág’s Messages of the late R.V. Troussova in Frankfurt as well as Henze’s Nachtstücke und Arien in Vienna.

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