Cornelia Wulkopf

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Cornelia Wulkopf (* 1952 in Braunschweig ) is a German opera singer ( alto / mezzo-soprano ).


Cornelia Wulkopf completed an apprenticeship as a pediatric nurse after finishing school. From 1971 to 1977 she studied singing at the Northwest German Music Academy in Detmold with Professors Helmut Kretschmar , Günther Weißenborn and Rainer Weber. In 1976 she won first prizes in the competition of the state music academies and in the national singing competition of the VDMK in Berlin (opera and concert).

In 1977 she made her stage debut at the Bayreuth Festival as “Floßhilde” and “Schwertleite” in the Jahrhundertring by Boulez / Chéreau , a new production of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen .

In 1978 she worked at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and made her first appearance as "Erda" in the ring. Then she sang “Schwertleite” and “Waltraute” (ring), “Magdalena” (Meistersinger), “Brangäne” (Tristan), “Orpheus” (Orpheus and Euridice), “Ulrica” (masked ball), “Azucena” (troubadour ), "Witch" (Hansel and Gretel), "Anina" (Rosenkavalier), "Bostana" (Barber of Baghdad) and many other roles in her field. In 1988 she was appointed Bavarian Chamber Singer .

As early as 1980 she appeared on the big stages in Germany, Hamburg State Opera (Erda, Norne, Hexe), State Theater Hanover (Erda, Amme in Frau ohne Schatten), Karlsruhe (Erda, Gaea in Daphne, Herodias in Salome), Düsseldorf, Cologne , State Opera, German Opera and Komische Oper in Berlin, followed by guest appearances at the Vienna State Opera, La Scala in Milan (Erda and 2nd Norn under R. Muti), Zurich, Basel, Barcelona, ​​Lyon, Graz, Calgari and Buenos Aires.

Participation in the festivals in Bayreuth, Salzburg , Bregenz , Bergen , Montpellier , Ravello and others.

In recent years Cornelia Wulkopf has expanded her repertoire to include the following roles: “Baronin Grünwiesel” (Henze, Young Lord), “Gertrud” (Marschner, Hans Heiling), “Filipjewna” (Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin), “Old Baroness” (Barber , Vanessa), "Aunti" (Britten, Peter Grimes)

Extensive concert activities under the conductors Karl Richter, Wolfgang Sawallisch , Seijii Ozawa, Václav Neumann , Eugen Jochum, Leif Segerstam , Marek Janowski, Carlos Kleiber , Sergiu Celebidache, Marc Albrecht , Christian Thielemann and others have taken her to Germany and abroad. She gave recitals with Wolfgang Sawallisch, Helmut Deutsch, Rainer Weber and Klaus Schilde, took part in radio and television recordings and made various records and CDs.

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