Heidi Brunner, Mezzosoprano
Heidi Brunner was born in Switzerland, received her musical education in Zurich, Lucerne, and Basle and won the Migros-Study-Award. First engagements in Basle, Innsbruck, Biel and Dessau led to engagement at the Komischen Oper Berlin ("La Cenerentola" and "Werther" among other roles). From 1996 to 1999 she became a member of the Vienna Stateopera (Rosina/"Il Barbiere di Siviglia", Idamante/"Idomeneo", Zerlina/"Don Giovanni" and Niklaus/"Les Contes d'Hoffmann") as well as the Vienna Volksoper (Sextus/"Titus", "Cenerentola“, Adalgisa/„Norma“ and „Perichole“).
In 1998 Heidi Brunner had her successful debut in "L'Orfeo", a new production at the Münchner Opernfestspiele and the Wiener Festwochen. She performed at the Wiener OsterKlang as well as 2003 in the new production of „Idomeneo“ (Idamante) at the KlangBogen Festival at the Theater an der Wien.
The artist performed at many important European venues and festivals, like the Komischen Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper München, the Salzburg festival, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Nancy and the Grand Théatre de Geneve.
Heidi Brunner has performed recitals and concerts at the Wiener Musikverein, the Wiener Konzerthaus, in Milano, Paris, Lyon, Zurich, Basel, Lisbon, Helsingborg, Munich and Duisburg.
In 2004/05 she had her successful debut as a soprano with new productions of Schrekers "Irrelohe" and Schmidts "Notre Dame" at the Wiener Volksoper, a concert-performance of „Mathis der Maler/ Ursula“ at the Konzerthaus Wien in 2005 and Schönbergs „Erwartung“ at the Komischen Oper Berlin and the Wiener Musikverein in 2006.
In 2006 she made her successful debut as Marie/ „Wozzeck“ at the Hamburger Staatsoper and as Vitelia/ „La Clemenza di Tito“ at the Wiener Volksoper as well as a new production of "Don Giovanni" (Donna Elvira) at the Theater an der Wien.
The saison 2007/08 brings new productions of "Tiefland" (Marta) at the Wiener Volksoper and "Dialogues des Carmelites" (Nouvelle Prieure) at the Theater an der Wien and her debut as Kundry/"Parsifal" in Seoul.
Heidi Brunner appears on several recordings such as "Cosi fan tutte", "Don Giovanni" and "Le Nozze di Figaro" (SONY/BMG) and excerpts from Tristan und Isolde (Oehms Classics). Her Solo-CD with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra was released by Oehms Classics.