Maria Hegele

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German mezzo-soprano Maria Hegele is a graduate of the Royal College of Music’s International Opera Studio, where she studied under the tutelage of Dinah Harris and Veronica Vesey-Campbell. Prior to this, she studied with Barbara Bonney at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, graduating with a Bachelors and a Masters degree. She is a Samling Young Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist, Heidelberger Frühling Scholar and Imogen Cooper Music Trust Scholar.

In the season 2022/23 Maria Hegele joined the newly founded opera studio at Volksoper Wien, singing roles such as Sandmännchen/Hänsel und Gretel, Ede/Die Dreigroschenoper and several parts in Les mamelles de Tiresias. She also made her house debut at Staatsoper Berlin as Frasquita/Carmen, conducted by Bertrand de Billy and returned later in the season as Giovanna/Rigoletto, Slave/Salome, conducted by François-Xavier Roth, and 2nd Handmaid of Dirce/Médée.

In 2023/24 she will give several role debuts at Volksoper Wien: as Tisbe/La Cenerentola, Flora/La Traviata, Hänsel/Hänsel und Gretel, Zweite Dame/Die Zauberflöte, Orlofsky/Die Fledermaus and Dorabella/Cosi fan tutte. She is also looking forward to role and house debuts at the Gluck Festspiele in Nürnberg and at the Bregenzer Festspiele and will perform Honnegger’s Le Roi David with the Carl-Phillipp-Emanuel-Bach Chor in Hamburg.