Magarita VILSONE  Soprano


Some of the major role debuts of the Latvian soprano the last seasons include AMALIA in Verdi’s “ I Masnadieri” at the Vienna Popular Opera, MARGARETE in Gounod’s “Faust”, ANNA in “Le Villi”, CLARA in Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” and ROSALINDE in “Die Fledermaus” at the Latvian National Opera Riga. She also portrayed MICAELA in “Carmen”, MIMI in “La Bohème” and DONNA ANNA in “Don Giovanni” at the Nuremburg State Opera.

Her repertoire of Mozart parts also contains the roles of DONNA ELVIRA (in “Don Giovanni”, sung at the Young Opera at Weikesheim Castle) and the 1st DAME in “Die Zauberflöte”. At the Nuremburg State Theatre Margarita Vilsone could also be seen as ORTLINDE in “Die Walküre” and as the 3rd NORNE and WOGLINDE. Moreover, the artist had guest performances as LISA in Léhar’s “Das Land des Lächelns” at the Klagenfurt State Theatre.

Margarita started her musical studies at the Bremen Academy of Arts and completed them at the Nuremburg Conservatory with Prof. Jan Hammar. She attended master classes with Helmut Deutsch, Robert Holl, Christa Ludwig, Angelika Kirchschlager, Hedwig Fassbender, Krisztina Laki, Maris Skuja and Mya Besselink. Besides, she regularly cooperates with Dale Fundling. The young soprano was awarded the DAAD Prize, she is the Prize winner of the Accademia Belcanto International Singing Contest and finalist in the Riccardo Zandonai International Singing Competition. She is a scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Association, of the Oscar-and-Vera-Ritter Foundation and was awarded the German Scholarship.

In 2015 the singer had her first permanent engagement as a member of the International Opera Studio of the Nuremberg State Theatre. Concerts brought Margarita Vilsone to Great- Britain, Czechia, Latvia, Estonia, Austria and Germany.
As a soloist she performed with the Kärtnen Symphony Orchestra, the Latvian National Orchestra, the Nuremburg State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Western Bohemian Symphony Orchestra, the Amber Sound Symphony Orchestra under the musical direction of such conductors as Marcus Bosch, Nicholas Carter, Gábor Káli, Atvars Lakstīgala, Andris Poga, David Roblou, Guido Johannes Rumstadt, Giedrė Šlekytė and Bruno Weil.
Her concert repertoire includes such works as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mahler’s 4th Symphony, J. S. Bach’s Magnificat and his Christmas Oratorio, Kristaps Cukur’s “To be my own silence” (world premiere), Antonín Dvořák’s “Stabat Mater”, Honegger’s “King David”, Mozart’s Requiem, Monteverdi’s and Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Strauss’ “Vier letzte Lieder”.