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Sabina Willeit Mezzo-Soprano

Sabina Willeit was born in Bozen/Switzerland where she did her studies of singing including lessons with Beniamino Prior.

As Siebel|Faust she made her opera debut at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari in 1999. This was followed by guest performances at Teatro Sistina in Rome and at the 'Festspiele' of Bad Kissingen and Ludwigsburg. At Maggio Musicale in Florence she sang Flora|La Traviata, Doraballa|Così fan tutte directed by Claudio Desderi in Siena and Second Norn|Götterdämmerung at 'Erler Festspiele'.

In the year 2001 Willeit she was winner of the important competition "As.li.co" in Milan. After this she performed Sesto|La Clemenza di Tito directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi at the theatres of Cremona, Brescia, Pavia, Como, Pisa and Ravenna. Further invitations to these theatres followed as Nicklausse|Les Contes d'Hoffmann together with Stefano Secco and Lance Ryan, as Idamante|Idomeneo and Roméo|I Capuleti e i Montecchi directed by Cristina Mazzavillani Muti. Her first international engagements led her to France as Idamante in Vichy and Sesto in Massy.

Sabina Willeit performed Tisbe|La Cenerentola at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Second Dame|Die Zauberflöte in Lecce, Tebaldo|Don Carlo at Rome Opera under the direction of M° Nello Santi, Rosina|Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Cenerentola in Udine, Amor|L'Incoronazione di Poppea at Mozart-Festival La Coruna under Alberto Zedda, Zulma|L'Italiana in Algeri at the Festival of Aix-en-Provence and Leonarda|L'Ajo nell'mbarazzo (Donizetti) at Wexford Festival 2006.

2007 debuted Willeit under M° Arthur Fagen as Komponist|Ariadne auf Naxos in her home town Bozen. Back to Bologna she performed Colombina|Arlecchino (Busoni) and Weibliche Stimme|Pulcinella (Stravinsky). These productions directed by Lucio Dalla were as well performed at Wexford Festival 2007. Later on Willeit sang Serpilla|Il Giocatore (Cherubini) at Lüttich Opera.

Besides Sabina Willeit shoes high activity in the field of concerts. Amongst others she sang important parts under Günter Neuhold, Corrado Rovaris, Riccardo Frizza, Ralf Weikert and Johannes Wildner: Das Lied von der Erde, Mozart-Requiem, El amor brujo, Rossini-Stabat Mater, Les Nuits d'Eté, Beethovens 9. Sinfonie, etc.

In the year 2008 Willeit performed Zulma at the Theatre of Luxemburg together with the Festival of Aix-en-Provence and sang various concerts of Rossini-Stabat Mater under Alberto Zedda.

Since September 2008 Sabina Willeit has been member of the Ensemble of Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. Her debut she made there as Fricka|Das Rheingold, further roles were Eboli|Don Carolos, Fricka|Die Walküre, Cherubino|Le Nozze di Figaro, Komponist, Judith|Herzog Blaubarts Burg, and Eglantine|Euryanthe. In 2010 she sang, amongst others, Dalila|Samson et Dalila together with José Cura, who performed and directed at the same time. In 2011 she sang for example Waltraute and Zweite Norn|Götterdämmerung, Fricka|Rheingold and Walküre, as well as Laura|La Gioconda together with Lance Ryan.

In the fall of 2011, Willeit performed Dalila at the Arts Center of Seoul/South Corea, and she sang Ernestina|L'equivoco stravagante at Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège as well as in St. Moritz/Switzerland. As Azucena|Il trovatore she gave her debut in Udine and Pordenone. In January 2013 Willeit performed as Hänsel|Hänsel and Gretel in Bozen.