Michaela Selinger

Biography

Michaela Selinger began her career in 2004 at the Austrian opera houses of Klagenfurt, Carinthia and Innsbruck. From 2005–10 she was a member of the Vienna State Opera. Since then she has developed an international career as an opera and concert soloist, including invitations to Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Munich State Opera, the Opéra du Rhin, the Opéra de Lyon, the New National Theatre Tokyo, the Vienna Musikverein, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Salzburg Festival. Her most notable operatic roles are Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro and Idamante in Idomeneo.
In recent seasons Michaela Selinger made guest appearances at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, where she sang Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro under Riccardo Muti. For Opera Leipzig she sang Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, and at the Vienna Musikverein she performed in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 under Georges Prêtre. She sang the role of Idamante in a new production of Idomeneo at the Aalto Theatre Essen, and Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Mozart’s Requiem with the Camerata Accademica Salzburg under Louis Langrée and Josep Caballé Domenech. She sang Sonietka in Dmitri Tcherniakov’s 2016 production of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Hannah Arendt in Michel Tabachnik’s Benjamin, dernière nuit at the Opéra de Lyon. She was invited to the National Opera of Warsaw to sing the role of Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde, and returned to the Salzburg Festival for Strauss’s Die Liebe der Danae. At the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Roma she sang Strauss’s Fledermaus, and reprised the role at the Munich State Opera. She sang Berg’s Seven Early Songs with the Staatsorchester Braunschweig under Stefan Soltesz.
She debuted with London Philharmonic Orchestra in Mahler’s 8th Sinfony in 2017 and will return to the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow for the part of Oktavian in Strauss’ Rosenkavalier.
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DVDs

Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Aalto-Musikthater Essesn, 2012
Stage direction: Nikolaus Lehnhoff
Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
released by Arthaus Musik

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Glyndebourne Festival, 2011, released by Opus Arte
Stage direction: David McVicar
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski

Aribert Reimann: Medea
Staatsoper Wien, 2010, released by Arthaus
Stage direction: Marco Arturo Marelli
Conductor: Michael Boder

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Staatsoper Wien, 2008, released by Unitel
Stage direction: Otto Schenk
Conductor: Christian Thielemann

CDs

Antonin Dvorak: Stabat Mater
Collegium Vocale Gent and Royal Flemish Philiharmonic, 2013
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe

Charles Gounod: Faust
Staatsoper Wien, 2010, released by Orfeo
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy

Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch
Wolfgang Holzmair and Michaela Selinger, 2013, released by Bridge
Georg Beckmann, piano

Hugo Wolf: Spanisches Liederbuch
Wolfgang Holzmair, Birgid Steinberger and Michaela Selinger, 2013, released by Bridge
Russel Ryan, piano