Gillian Crichton

Gillian Crichton

Dramatic Soprano

 
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About Me

Gillian Crichton began her career as a mezzo-soprano with the celebrated production of Monteverdi’s La Guerra d'Amore (Monteverdi) at Theater Basel under the direction of René Jacobs. Since then, she has sung at the Staatstheater Mainz, Theater Kiel, Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Staatstheater Schwerin, Festival of Aix-en-Provence, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and was a fixed soloist at the Opera in Ulm. 

First experiences in the dramatic soprano repertoire include Venus in Tannhäuser (Dresdner Version), concert performances as Lady Macbeth in “Macbeth” and as Brünnhilde in “Walküre”. Furthermore she receives most valuable and outstanding support from working with Richard Trimborn, Sophie Raynaud (Bayerische Staatsoper), Dario Pangrazi (Bayerische Staatsoper) and Jens Holzkamp (Deutsche Oper).

Her present roles include Sieglinde (Walküre), Leonore (Fidelio), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Venus (Tannhäuser) and Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos). Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana), Turandot and Brünnhilde (Siegfried) are in preparation.

Repertoire

Leonore
Fidelio, L. van Beethoven

Santuzza*
Cavalleria Rusticana, P. Mascagni

Turandot*
Turandot, G. Puccini

Ariadne
Ariadne auf Naxos, R. Strauss

Lady Macbeth
Macbeth, G. Verdi

Venus
Tannhäuser (Dresdner Version), R. Wagner

 

Sieglinde
Walküre, R. Wagner

Brünnhilde*
Siegfried, R. Wagner

Brünnhilde*
Walküre, R. Wagner


Sheherazade, M. Ravel

Vier letzten Lieder*, R. Strauss

Wesendonck Lieder, R. Wagner

*: in preparation


Education & Masterclasses

Cardiff University, BMus Hons
Operastudio Vlaanderen
Britten Pears School

Académie de Royaumont
Schleswig-Holstein Festival
Mozarteum Salzburg

 

Repertoire Study
Richard Trimborn†
Sophie Raynaud
Dario Pangrazi
Jens Holzkamp


Skills & Languages

German

French

 

English

Italian

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