Before changing to the youthful-dramatic genre, Yvonne Friedli was a member of the Neubrandenburg-Neustrelitz Theatre ensemble. Here, she made her debut as GILDA, sang BRONISLAWA, UNDINE, DONNA ANNA or PAMINA, just to name a few. Lately, she knew great success here in Poulenc‘s LA VOIX HUMAINE and also succeeded in concerts of LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR.
The Swiss soprano Yvonne Friedli studied at the Hanns Eisler Music Conservatory Berlin with Norma Sharp and Thomas Quasthoff. She was a member of Julia Varady’s interpretation class and Wolfram Rieger’s Lieder class. Master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Konwitschny and Irvin Cage completed her education. The talented young artist gained first experiences on stage in the title role of Hans Pfitzner’s CHRISTELFLEIN, directed by Peter Konwitschny.
Since her successful engagement at the Neubrandenburg-Neustrelitz Theatre as a lyrical soprano and in the so-called ‘Zwischenfach’ (DONNA ANNA, Lortzing’s UNDINE, Poulenc’s La voix humaine) Yvonne has been permanently enlarging her role spectrum with Christiane Libor (Berlin) and Christoph Sandmann (Dresden) learning parts from the youthful-dramatic repertoire such as Beethoven’s LEONORE, Wagner’s ELSA or ELISABETH in Tannhäuser and VENUS, AGATHE, MICAELA, GRÄFIN MARIZA and ROSALINDE. In 2018 Yvonne could be heard as dramatic coloratura soprano in Neustrelitz with the part of CLARICE in Haydn‘s Il mondo della luna.
In parallel, she regularly performs as a concert and oratoria singer in such representative places as Zurich, Berlin, Oxford and Vienna with the Brahms’ Requiem, Mahler’s 8th Symphony , Honegger’s King David, Janacek’s Glagolithic Mass, Bruckner’s Te Deum and Bach’s Passions.
Furthermore, she sang the soloist part in the Dettingen Te Deum under Piers Maxim at the opening concert of the Festival for Ancient Innsbruck and was HISTORICUS in Historia di Jephta under the musical direction of René Jacobs.
Her engagement in contemporary music was particularly noticeable at the Berlin Concert House with her interpretation of „Verwandlung“ by Paul Heinz Diettrich, at the Berlin premiere of Alfred Felder’s „Atesh“ at the Berlin Philharmonics and at the world premiere of Cathy Millican’s „Alles was besteht“ at the Zurich Tonhalle. Moreover, a CD with songs by the Amberg composer H.E.E. Walter was released on the label „NEOS MUSIC“. Recitals with works by Richard Strauss, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Brahms … complete the artist’s vast repertoire.