Edda Moser has agreed to take over from Edith Matthis on the original vocal course as previously advertised, which will be given from July 8 – 18.
Edda Moser made her debut in 1962 as Kate Pinkerton at the Berlin Städtische Oper. After singing in the Würzburg Opera chorus from 1962 to 1963, she sang opera in Hagen and Bielefeld. Subsequently she appeared with the Frankfurt am Main Opera (1968-1971) before joining the Vienna State Opera. She also sang in Berlin, Salzburg, Hamburg, and other major music centres. She made her USA debut as Wellgunde in Das Rheingold at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in November 1968, and later appeared there as Donna Anna, the Queen of the Night, and Liu [9 seasons: 1968-1971, 1972-1975, 1979-1980, 1981-1982, 1983-1984; 110 performances; 8 roles]. Her last appearance there was in 1984.
Edda Moser maintained an extensive repertoire, singing both coloratura and lyrico-dramatic roles, being equally successful in standard and contemporary works. She also sang widely as a concert artist.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to announce that the masterclass of Edith Mathis has been cancelled. Please check back on our website for next year!
Edith Mathis was to give special master classes in Mozart operas and German lieder and song during the second period of the 2012 Festival. This has now been postponed until 2013.
Edith Mathis was for many years Professor for Lied-Interpretation at the University of Music in Vienna. She still holds masterclasses and works as jury-member at international singing competitions.
She has worked with Rafael Kubelik, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert v. Karajan, Karl Boehm, Colin Davies, amongst others, and has performed at London Covent Garden Opera, Metropolitan Opera New York, Opera de Paris, Salzburg- and Glyndebourne Festival, Wiener Staatsoper. Her major roles were Cherubin/Susanna/Countess (Le Nozze de Figaro), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Marzellina (Fidelio), Ännchen ( Freischütz), Sophie/Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) and Zdenka (Arabella).