Resume

Soloist with Orchestra

Vaughn-Williams Dona Nobis Pacem Santa Cruz County Symphony 2012
Mendelssohn 42nd Psalm Santa Cruz County Symphony 2012
Weill Cabaret Concert San Francisco Chamber Orchestra 2012
Vivaldi Gloria Napa Valley Symphony 2011
Beethoven Ninth Symphony Santa Cruz County Symphony 2011
Beethoven Ninth Symphony Dominican University Winifred Baker Chorale, San Rafael 2011
John Deak The Ugly Duckling San Francisco Chamber Orchestra 2010
Mozart Requiem Stockton Symphony 2010
Mozart C-Minor Mass Schleswig Holstein LJO Symphony, Germany, Denmark 2010
Haydn The Creation Santa Cruz Symphony 2009
Argento and Bach Elizabethan Songs, BWV 210 San Francisco Chamber Orchestra 2009
Mechem Pride and Prejudice SF Choral Society / Davies Symphony Hall 2007
Mollicone A Rat's Tail Fremont Symphony, USA 2007
Beethoven Ninth Symphony CMC Orchestra, San Francisco 2006/2007
Mozart Magic Flute Excerpts CMC Orchestra, San Francisco 2006/2007/2008
Handel Messiah SF Sinfonietta, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco 2006
Mozart Exsultate, Jubilate San Francisco Sinfonietta 2006
Bernstein Arias and Barcarolles San Francisco Chamber Orchestra 2006
Beethoven Ninth Symphony CMC Orchestra, San Francisco 2006
Mozart Exsultate, jubilate Pacific Singing Societies, San Francisco 2005
Mozart Concert Arias CMC Orchestra, San Francisco 2005
Mozart Concert Arias Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra 2004
Bach Arias Legion of Honor Palace , San Francisco 2003
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras Hellman Hall, San Francisco 2003
Mozart Requiem New York , Juilliard Theater 2002
Vierne Les Angelus New York 2002
Gala-Concert Operatic Arias Teatro Bramante, Urbania, Italy 2001
Mozart Concert Aria , KV 418 Kiel , Orchestra of the Opera Kiel * 2000
Haydn The Seasons Flensburg , Schleswig , Rendsburg* 2000
New Year's Eve Gala Operatic Arias Musikhalle Hamburg and Kiel * 2000
Mozart C Minor Mass Germany , Slovenia and Italy 1999/2000
Rossini Messe Solennelle Hamburg, Iserlohn, Achern* 1998
Vivaldi Gloria Bad Bramstedt* 1998
Fauré Requiem Lübeck, Rendsburg* 1998
Respighi Lauda per la Natività Lübeck* 1997
Bach Christmas Oratorio Kiel , Flensburg * 1997
Brahms Requiem Bad Oldesloe* 1997
Bach Jauchzet Gott Lübeck* 1997
Dvorak Mass D Major Kiel * 1997
Pergolesi Stabat Mater Lübeck* 1997
Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream Festival Mitte Europa* 1997
Beethoven Chorfantasie Musikhalle Hamburg * 1997
Bach B Minor Mass Germany , Poland 1996

Solo Recitals and Festivals

REcital Hindemith "Marienleben" Pollack Hall, McGill University 2013
Recital Harbison "Mirabai Songs" Composers Inc., Piedmont Piano Company 2012
Recital Hindemith "Marienleben" Bach Festival, Roskilde, Denmark 2011
Recital Strauss, Bolcom, Argento etc. Classical at the Freight, Freight and Salvage, Berkeley 2010
Lecture Recital F. Mendelssohn, C. Schumann University of California, San Francisco 2010
Recital Schönberg: Pierrot Lunaire Forest Hill Musical Days with Kent Nagano 2009
Recital Aaron J. Kernis "Awakenings" Music in the Vineyards, Napa Valley 2008
Recital Aaron J. Kernis "Awakenings" San Antonio, TX 2008
Recital Rachmaninov, Bloch Gualala, CA, 2008
Recital Aaron J. Kernis "Awakenings" Madison, WI, BDDS Festival 2008
Recital Mozart, Fauré, Schumann etc. San Francisco Conservatory of Music 2008
Recital Mozart San Francisco CMC Faculty Recital 2006
Recital Weill, Hollaender etc Oakland Lyric Opera 2005
Recital Varah-Neruda Songs San Jose State University 2005
Recital Korngold etc. Mozart Society of California , Carmel 2005
Recital Strauss, Wagner Wagner Society of California 2004
Recital Rachmaninov Olympic Music Festival, Seattle 2003
Recital Schubert, Rodrigo Olympic Music Festival, Seattle 2003
Recital Schönberg Carnegie Weill Recital Hall 2002
Recital Dowland, Britten Century Club New York 2002
Recital Berg, Grieg, Debussy Lübeck. Germany 2001
Recital Argento, Strauss Goethe Institute New York 2001

Operatic Roles

Nella Gianni Schicchi Stockton Opera 2012
Adele Die Fledermaus San Francisco Lyric Opera 2009
Nikki The Dawn Makers San Francisco, Composers Inc., Herbst Theatre, World Premiere 2009
Governess The Turn of the Screw San Francisco Lyric Opera 2008
Countess The Conspirators Pocket Opera, San Francisco 2008
Governess The Turn of the Screw Oakland Opera, USA 2007
Mrs. Bennet Pride and Prejudice (Mechem) World Premiere/San Francisco Choral Society - Concert excerpt 2007
Stephano Romeo et Juliet San Francisco Lyric Opera 2007
Gretel Hansel and Gretel Pacific Repertory Opera, San Luis Obispo 2006
Virgin Mary Viva Concha! Viva Concha Productions San Francisco 2006
Ännchen Der Freischütz Pocket Opera, San Francisco 2006
Mabel The Pirates of Penzance Lamplighters Music Theatre, San Francisco 2006
Musetta La Bohème Townsend Opera, Modesto 2006
Blonde Die Entführung aus dem Serail San Francisco Lyric Opera 2005
Frasquita Carmen San Francisco Lyric Opera 2005
Despina Cosi Fan Tutte CMC Opera, San Francisco 2005
Oscar Un Ballo in Maschera Townsend Opera, Modesto 2005
Papagena Magic Flute Stockton Opera Association 2005
Lauretta Gianni Schicchi Golden Gate Opera, San Francisco 2004
Clorinda La Cenerentola Sacramento Opera 2004
Gretel Hansel and Gretel Golden Gate Opera, San Francisco 2003/04
Gretel Hansel and Gretel Townsend Opera, Modesto 2003
Eurydice Orphée aux Enfers The Juilliard Opera Theater, New York 2002
Sophie Der Rosenkavalier The Juilliard School (Scene) 2002
Nannetta Falstaff The Juilliard School (Scene) 2001
Schlafittchen Traumfresserchen Hans Otto Theater Potsdam* 2000
Gretel Hänsel und Gretel Theater Lübeck, Flensburg, Detmold* 1997-1999
Lauretta Gianni Schicchi Musikhochschule Lübeck* 1999
Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro Theater Lübeck* 1998
Miss Wordsworth Albert Herring Musikhochschule Lübeck* 1997
Elpinice Ipermestra Theater Lübeck* 1996

Recording

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle Label: Darbringhaus und Grimm* (under maiden name Anja Burmeister) 1998

Education

The Juilliard School   Graduate Diploma 2000-2002
Musikhochschule Lübeck , Germany Masters of Music, Voice Performance 1993-2000

Instructors

Coaches

Erie Mills, 2003
Cynthia Hoffmann, 2000 - 2002
Prof. Günter Binge, Germany 1993-2000
Marcie Stapp 2003
Steven Blier Nico Castel 2000-2002
Brian Zeger Denise Massé 2000-2002
Mikael Eliasen Dick Jones 2001

Conductors

Directors

Kent Nagano 2009
John Larry Granger 2009, 2011, 2012
Karla Lemon 2009
Robert Geary 2007
David Sloss 2006/07
Robert Wood 2006
Peter Jaffe 2005, 2010, 2012
Barnaby Palmer since 2005
Timm Rolek 2004
Ben Simon since 2004
Geoffrey Gallegos 2004
Judith Clurman 2002
Steven Osgood 2002
Matthias Janz since 1993

James Haffner 2012
Thomas Dean 2007
Jane Hammett 2006
Heather Carolo, since 2005
David Ostwald 2005
John Delancie 2004
Ross Halper 2004, 2006
Ned Canty 2001-2002
Ted Altschueler 2000-2002
Dick Jones 2001

Master Classes

Barbara Bonney The Juilliard School 2001
Elly Ameling Mannes Art Song Institute, New York 2001
Ubbaldo Fabbri The Juilliard School 2001
Christa Ludwig Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival* 1999
Bernd Weikl Musikhochschule Lübeck* 1998/99

Awards and Honors

Winner of the San Francisco CMC Faculty Competition
The Quadrille Grant, New York
German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship
Frau und Kultur Scholarship, Lübeck*
Possehl - Stiftung Lübeck Award Germany
Scholarship Recipient for Italian Language Study, Florence/ Italy
Marie Luise Imbusch Award, Lübeck*
2005
2001/02
2000-2002
2001/02
2000/01
1996
1996

Related Activities

Voice Teacher & Lecturer Art Songs and German Diction at McGill University, Montreal
German Diction Coach at the San Francisco Opera
Workshops on German Arias and Lied and Performance Training for Singers
Voice Teacher at the San Francisco State University
Voice Teacher at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Preparatory Division and Adult Extension)
Voice Teacher at St. Mary's College of California (LEAP - Program)
Substitute Professor for German, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Italian Language Study in Italy
Spanish Language Study
Translation work German-English/English-German
Dance Experience (Ballroom Dancing and Jazz), Yoga
2013
2008-2012
since 2008
2010-2012
2007-2012
2008-2009
2004, 2007
1996, 1997, 2001
2003
* Took place in Germany