The Scholarship Holders of the Concert Saison 2020/21
Lavinia Dames, soprano
The German soprano received already as a child her first singing lessons and then continued her tuition with Prof. Gerhard Faulstich. Until 2010 she was a student in the project for the furtherance of young talent at the Musikhochschule in Hannover. Afterwards she studied with Gabriele Lechner and Peter Edelmann at the Musikhochschule in Vienna and completed her studies with a high commendation.
Lavinia Dames won prizes at the Cantilena and Ferrucio Tagliavini singing competitions and was several times a scholarship holder of the Junge Musiker Stiftung Bayreuth. She gained first experience on the stage at the Richard Wagner Festival Wels. There followed concerts at the Vienna Konzerthaus and at the Vienna Musikverein. She has sung in performances of Haydn’s “Creation”, Mahler’s second symphony, Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem” with the Dortmund Philharmonic, Mahler’s 4th. symphony in Sao Paulo and Lima and in numerous concerts with the Goettinger Symphonie Orchester.
Since 2014 Lavinia Dames is a permanent member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Duesseldorf where she has sung the following roles: Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro”, Zerlina in “Don Giovanni”, Pamino in “Die Zauberfloete”, Gretel in “Haensel und Gretel” and Norina in “Don Pasquale”. In 2019 she took the role of Anabella in the world premiere of Anno Schreier’s new opera “Schade, dass sie eine Hure war”. She has made guest appearances at the Komische Oper Berlin (Lauretta in “Gianni Schicchi”, Pamina in “die Zauberfloete”), at the Kungliga Operan Stockholm (Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro”), at the Koenigliche Oper Kopenhagen (Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro”) and at the Theater St. Gallen (Adina in Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’amore”). In 2017 she had her debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich (Isotta in “Die schweigsame Frau”).