LOUISE KEMÉNY
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A graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Louise Kemény is a former Britten-Pears Young Artist, Independent Opera Fellow and Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. She is the recipient of the Ian Smith of Stornoway Opera Prize, Basil A.Turner Prize, Joaninha Trust Prize and David Goldman Award.

In 2018/19, she joined the ensemble at Theater Bonn, where roles so far have included Romilda/Xerxes, Pamina/Die Zauberflöte and Gretel/Hänsel und Gretel. This season, she returns to the house for role debuts as Sophie/Der Rosenkavalier, Susanna/Le Nozze di Figaro, Marzelline/Fidelio and Primadonna in Maurizio Kagel’s Staatstheater. She will also appear at the Händelfestspiele Karlsruhe as Seleuce in Tolomeo, conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli in a new production by Benjamin Lazar.

Other recent opera engagements include Barbarina/Le nozze di Figaro for De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Iphis/Jephtha in Hanover, Teofane/Ottone for English Touring Opera, Tiny/Paul Bunyan and Little Moon-Soprano Actor/A Night at the Chinese Opera for British Youth Opera, Tytania/A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Jano/Jenufa for Scottish Opera, Poppea/Agrippina for Iford Arts, Second Woman/Dido and Aeneas for La Nuova Musica at Wigmore Hall, and Serpetta(cover)/La Finta Giardiniera and Elisa(cover)/Hipermestra Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
Louise Kemény is passionate about the creation and interpretation of new music and has created three lead roles in new operas – Woman/Unknown Position and Girl/Bonesong (Kate Whitley), and Wife/Nauset (Joel Rust) – to critical acclaim.
  
Concert highlights include Mendelssohn’s Elijah, conducted by Christopher Moulds, and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, both with the Sinfonieorchester Basel, the soprano solos in Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium with Concerto Köln and Peter Dijkstra, Bach’s Matthäus-Passion with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, directed by Mark Padmore, Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the Kasseler Musiktage, 1st Soprano in Mozart’s Mass in C minor at Snape Maltings, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, and Orff’s Carmina Burana at Cadogan Hall. A keen exponent of 20th century and contemporary repertoire, Kemény has performed Stravinsky’s Les noces with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and a programme with Schoenberg’s 2nd Quartet, Pierrot Lunaire, Ravel’s Trois Poèmes de Mallarmé and Stravinsky’s 3 Japanese Lyrics at London’s Conway Hall.
 
In recital, Louise Kemény has performed at the MozartFest Würzburg, and with Malcolm Martineau at the Bath Festival in a programme of Spanish song. For Oxford Lieder Festival she sang Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen and Schoenberg’s 2nd Quartet, and at St John’s Smith Square in a solo recital featuring works by Strauss, Britten, Ravel, Debussy and Chausson. She has also appeared at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Wigmore Hall and Snape Maltings.
 
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Opera|Concert
ComposerWork
* studied/partly performed
BeethovenFidelioMarzelline
BelliniI Capuleti e i MontecchiGiulietta*
BlochMacbethLady McDuff
BrittenPaul BunyanTiny
BrittenA Midsummer Night's DreamTytania
CavalliHipermestraElisa
DebussyPelléas et MélisandeMélisande
DonizettiL'Elisir d'AmoreAdina*
DoveSiren SongDiana
GluckOrfeo ed EuridiceAmor
GluckOrfeo ed EuridiceEuridice*
HändelSemeleSemele*
HändelAgrippinaPoppea
HändelOttoneTeofane
HändelXerxesRomilda
HändelJephthaIphis
HändelTolomeoSeleuce
HaydnIl Mondo della LunaFlaminia
HumperdinckHänsel und GretelGretel, Taumännchen
JanáčekJenůfaJano
JanáčekThe Cunning Little VixenVixen*
LangeDie SchneeköniginPrinzessin
MeyerbeerLe Pardon de PloërmelDinorah*
MonteverdiL'Incoronazione di PoppeaPoppea*
MozartLucio SillaCelia*
MozartIdomeneoIlia*
MozartLa Clemenza di TitoServilia*
MozartLa Finta GiardinieraSandrina*
MozartDon GiovanniZerlina
MozartDie ZaubeflötePamina
MozartLe Nozze di FigaroSusanna, Barbarina
MozartLa Finta GiardinieraSerpetta
PurcellDido and AeneasDido
RameauHippolyte et AricieAricie*
RavelL'enfant et lès sortilègesLe Feu
Rust (Joel)NausetWife
StraussDer RosenkavalierSophie
StraussElektra5. Magd
VerdiRigolettoGilda*
WeirA Night at the Chinese OperaLittle Moon/Soprano Actor
Whitley (Kate)BonesongGirl
Whitley (Kate)Unknown PositionGirl
Opera|Concert
ComposerWork
BachCantata: Wer da gläubetSoprano
BachDas WeihnachtsoratoriumSoprano
BachMagnificat in D1st Soprano
BachMatthäus PassionSoprano
BeethovenMissa SolemnisSoprano
BergSieben Frühe Lieder
BrahmsEin deutsches RequiemSoprano
Grier Sword in the Stone1st Soprano
HändelDixit Dominus1st & 2nd Soprano
HändelMessiahSoprano
HaydnKleine OrgelmesseSoprano
MendelssohnEliasSoprano
MendelssohnSymphony 2, Hymn of Praise1st Soprano
MonteverdiVespro della Beata Vergine 16101st & 2nd Soprano
MozartMass in C Minor1st Soprano
MozartRequiemSoprano
MozartVesperae solennes de confessoreSoprano
MozartThamos, King of Egypt
OrffCarmina Burana
PergolesiMagnificat Soprano
PoulencGloriaSoprano
RossiniPetite Messe SolennelleSoprano
RossiniStabat MaterSoprano
SchubertMass in GSoprano
StravinskyLes Noces
Vaughan-WilliamsSerenade to Music
VivaldiGloria1st Soprano

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"[...] und Louise Kemény als blutjunge Sophie mit wunderschönen Höhenflügen in zartesten Piano-Tönen."
Aachener Zeitung, R. Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier - Theater Bonn, October 2019
"Louise Keményi (Sophie) besticht durch ihre feine lyrische Stimmfärbung und musikalische Differenzierung. In der Rosenüberreichung lässt der Regisseur ihre wechselseitige [...] Faszination leider allzu sehr in linkischer Befangenheit stocken. Sängerisch ist die Szene indes exzellent gestaltet, ebenso wie das Schlussduett."
Kölner Stadtanzeiger, R.Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier - Theater Bonn, October 2019
"Louise Kemény singt die Spitzentöne der Sophie im intensiven Pianissimo [...], die schöne, junge Stimme passt ausgezeichnet zu der Rolle."
omm.de, R.Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier - Theater Bonn, October 2019
"Eric Saties "Socrate" [...] Das Drama spielt sich hier ausschließlich auf der Textebene ab, die von Louise Kemény vollendet wiedergegeben wurde."
"Im französischen Parlando-Flow zeigte sie […] sprachlich einige Finessen, die beim Zuhören immer wieder aufhören ließen. Auch stimmlich bezauberte die Absolventin des Royal Conservatoire of Scotland über alle Maßen."
General-Anzeiger Bonn, Liederabend - Theater Bonn, February 2019
"Louise Kemény mimt die Gretel jungmädchenhaft mit farblich nuancenreich-lyrischem Sopran."
Kultura Extra, E. Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel - Theater Bonn, November 2018
"[...] Duett „Quis est homo“, das Louise Kemény mit klar timbriertem Sopran und Maria Fiselier mit warmem Alt-Wohlklang gestalteten."
hna.de, Kasseler Musiktage - G. Rossini, Stabat Mater, November 2018
"Die allseits begehrte Romilda gibt LOUISE KEMÉNY als etwas tapsiges Girly.[...] Toll die vokale Bravour der Sängerin."
onlinemerker.com, G.F. Händel, Xerxes - Oper Bonn, October 2018
“Accompanied by two oboes, soprano Louise Kemény deployed a radiant timbre, with ethereal vibrato, very well suited to the spirit of joy, hoping, anticipating, the resurrection of Christ.”
Olyrix.com, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - J.S. Bach, St Matthew Passion, March 2018
“Louise Kemény, her voice like a flash of silver, sounds beautiful in the ‘Ave Maria’ from 1895.”
Gramophone Magazine, Signum Classics, Fauré Songs, vol 3 (Martineau), February 2018
"La Barbarine de Louis Kemény possède une voix assez riche pour qu’on l’imagine sans peine dans des rôles plus lourds."
forumopera.com, W.A. Mozaert, Le Nozze di Figaro - De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam , September 2016

Louise Kemény

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Louise Kemény

Louise Kemény (credit: Gerard Collett)

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