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Ida Aldrian

The Austrian mezzo-soprano Ida Aldrian was born in Bruck an der Mur. As a student at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Leopold Spitzer and Karlheinz Hanser, she graduated with distinction in Opera and Musical Drama as well as Lied and Oratorio with KS Marjana Lipovšek. She attended master classes with Ann Murray, Bernarda Fink, Peter Kooij, Thomas Hampson and Brigitte Fassbaender, among others. After appearing in several productions of the International Opera Studio of the Hamburg State Opera (2012–2015), she became a permanent ensemble member of the Staatstheater Nürnberg for the following three seasons. Ida Aldrian made her debut as the Third Lady in Mozart’s »Die Zauberflöte« at the Staatsoper Berlin. After stepping in last-minute as Dorabella for the new Hamburg State Opera production of »Così fan tutte« staged by Herbert Fritsch, she became a permanent ensemble member in 2019/20 and can be heard this season in roles such as Maddalena (»Rigoletto«), Hänsel (»Hänsel und Gretel«), Suzuki (»Madama Butterfly«), Lola (»Cavalleria rusticana«) and Mercédès (»Carmen«). At the Handel Festival Halle, Ida Aldrian made her debut in the title role of Handel’s »Ariodante« with the lautten compagney BERLIN conducted by Wolfgang Katschner.

Equally devoted to the concert stage, Ida Aldrian has worked with numerous European ensembles and orchestras such as the Concentus Musicus Wien, L'Orfeo Barockorchester and Orchester Wiener Akademie, among others. Key highlights of her concert career to date have included a New Year's Eve matinee with the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano and a concert tour of the Balthasar Neumann Choir & Orchestra led by Thomas Hengelbrock. At the Vienna Musikverein she sang as soloist in Bach’s »St Matthew Passion« and »St John Passion«, furthermore she has been seen in Mendelssohn’s »A Midsummer Night’s Dream« under Fabio Luisi and the Wiener Symphoniker. She gave guest performances with Concerto Köln as Wellgunde in Wagner’s »Das Rheingold« under the baton of Kent Nagano in Cologne, Amsterdam, Lucerne, at the Ravello Festival and the Dresdner Musikfestspiele.
As an artist with a particular devotion to Lied singing, Ida Aldrian has appeared at numerous venues including the Vienna and Graz Musikverein.