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ABOUT

The Swiss-German mezzo-soprano Michaela Unsinn studied at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) with Lina Maria Åkerlund and graduated with honors with a Master of Pedagogy and a Master of Performance. She attended masterclasses with Ingeborg Danz, Yvonne Naef, Kurt Widmer, as well as Meinaard Kraak and participated in the second German Lied Academy in Trossingen, the International Opera Workshop Sigriswil, the Lotte Lehmann Academy in Perleberg and the International Opera Academy Schwerte. She is currently working with the singer Adina Nitescu.

 

Michaela Unsinn has has performed in J.S. Bach's "B Minor Mass" and "St. John Passion", Handel's "Messiah", Mendelssohn's "Elijah", Rossini's "Petite messe solennelle" and Dvořák's "Stabat mater", among others, as well as Lieder recitals with pieces by Schumann, Schubert, Strauss, Brahms, Mahler, Wagner and more. Her last recital "Zaubergärten" with mélodies of the Belle Epoque was broadcast from Livestream and can be seen on YouTube.

 

On stage she made her debut in the summer of 2012 as Rosina in "Il barbiere di siviglia" at the Hallwyl Castle Opera, in 2013 she embodied the role of Despina in "Così fan tutte" at the festival "Murten Classics", in 2014 the role of Dorabella in the same opera as part of Ouverture-Opéra in Sion, In 2015 she appeared at the Lucerne Festival at Easter as "Justice" in Mozart's early work "The Guiltiness of the First Commandment" and embodied the role of Ramiro in "La finta giardiniera" as part of the Zurich Summer Festival. In 2020 she was seen as Dottoressa Malatesta in Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" with the Schwyzer Sinfonie Orchester conducted by Urs Bamert.

 

Since 2011 she has been a scholarship holder of the Friedl-Wald Foundation in Basel and since 2012/2013 a scholarship holder of the Migros Kulturprozent. 

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AGENDA

16.06.

Festkonzert der Rigi Musiktage
In Memoriam Claudio Abbado

18:00 Uhr, Kammermusiksaal

17:30 Uhr Türöffnung
ca. 20:00 Uhr Konzertende

"Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen"
Mahler: Rückert - Lieder 

02.11.

G. Rossini: "Stabat mater"
Église St. Jacques, Lausanne

Stephanie Pfeffer, Sopran

Michaela Unsinn, Mezzosopran

Bertrand Bochud, Tenor

Alexandre Beuchat, Bariton 

Gonzague Monney, direction

Chœur Faller Lausanne

MUSIK

OPERA HIGHLIGHTS

G. Donizetti: "Don Pasquale"
Rolle der Dottoressa Malatesta
Leitung: Urs Bamert
Schwyzer Sinfonieorchester
Mozart on the Golf Course
Sedunum String Orchestra
Leitung: Sébastien Bagnoud
Sopran: Laure Barras
Mezzosopran: Michaela Unsinn
Bariton: Richard Helm
Link: Arie "Voi che sapete"
G. Rossini: "Aschenputtel räumt auf" - Musik aus "La Cenerentola"
Rolle der Cenerentola
Projekt des argovia philharmonic
Bearbeitet von Ulf-Guido Schäfer,
W.A. Mozart: "La finta giardiniera"
Rolle des Ramiro
Opernverein Zürich
Leitung: Christian Seiler und Corina Gieré
Link: Im Garten der Liebe
W.A. Mozart: "Cosi fan tutte"
Rolle der Dorabella
Ouverture Opéra
Leitung: Jean-Philippe Clerc
Regie: Julie Beauvais
W.A. Mozart: "Cosi fan tutte"
Rolle der Despina
Murten Classics
Leitung: Kaspar Zehnder 
Regie: Dieter Kaegi
G. Rossini: "Barbiere di siviglia"
Rolle der Rosina
Oper Schloss Hallwyl
Leitung: Philippe Bach
Regie: Regina Heer
W.A. Mozart: „KV 35“
Lucerne Festival zu Ostern
Rolle der Gerechtigkeit
Festival Strings Lucerne
Leitung: Alois Koch

CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS

Festival Cantabile Lisboa
Michaela Unsinn, Mezzosoprano
Matan Porat, Piano
Diemut Poppen, Viola
Christel Lee, Violine
Kyrill Zlotnikov, Violoncello

Lieder von Berlioz, Wagner, Fauré und Beethoven
Mozart meets Tango
Palmeri: Misa a Buenos Aires
Mozart: Alma Dei und Agnus Dei aus Krönungsmesse

Orchester Ensemble ü1750
Mezzosopran: Michaela Unsinn (springt für erkrankte Anja Powischer ein)
Bandoneon: Roland Senft
Klavier: Dario Canal
Leitung: Guido Helbling und David Bertschinger
Rigi Musiktage 2023
Michaela Unsinn, Mezzosopran
Clara Riccucci, Klarinette
Diemut Poppen, Viola
Enrico Pace, Klavier 

Lieder von Brahms und Strauss
Spektrumkonzert
Brahms Op. 91
Debussy Lieder
Diemut Poppen, Viola
Eckart Heiligers, Klavier
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Edward Elgar: "The Apostles"
Chor der Konzertgesellschaft Schwerte
Oratorienchor der Stadt Kamen
Neue Philharmonie Westfalen
Leitung: Franz Leo Matzerath
"Zaubergärten" - Liederabend
Lieder der Belle Époque
Judit Polgar, Klavier
Alexander Maria Schmidt, Sprecher
Link: Livestream
Karl Jenkins: "The armed man"
Michaela Unsinn, Mezzosopran
Wood and Metal Connection Orchester
Susanne Theiler, Leitung 
G.B. Pergolesi: "Stabat mater"
Leitung: Patric Ricklin
A. Dvořák: "Stabat mater"
Leitung: Jürg Toblerürg Tobler
João Santos: "Post Truth"
Leitung: João Santos
W.A. Mozart: "c-Moll Messe"
Sopran 2
Leitung: Kurt Müller Klusmann
Orchester: Le Phenix
A. Dvořák: "Requiem"
Neue Philharmonie Westfalen
Leitung: Franz Leo Matzerath
G. Rossini: "Stabat mater"
La Chapelle Ancienne
Leitung: Ernst Buscagne,
J.S. Bach: "Johannespassion"
Sinfonietta Bern
Leitung: Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer 
J.S. Bach: "h-Moll Messe"
Sopran 2 und Altsolo
Concertino
Leitung: Norbert Carlen 
G. Rossini: "Petite messe solennelle"
Neues Zürcher Orchester
Leitung: Martin Studer
F. Mendelssohn: "Elias"
Akademisches Orchester Zürich
Leitung: Anna Jelmorini
G.F. Händel: "Messias"
Berner Bachchor
Sinfonietta Bern
Leitung: Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer

GALLERY

© Aaron Cawley

COSI FAN TUTTE – DORABELLA

© Elisa Larvego

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA – ROSINA

© Risi Event Luzern

LA FINTA GIARDINIERA – RAMIRO