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Soprano Evelin Novak is a member of the ensemble at Berlin State Opera, where she gave her role debut as Musetta in La Bohème in the season 2022/2023. She could also be seen as Woglinde in Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production of Der Ring des Nibelungen under the baton of Christian Thielemann, as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Drusilla in L’Incoronazione di Poppea, as well as in Jenůfa and Daphne.
Additional roles that she has performed at the Berlin State Opera include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Agathe (Der Freischütz), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Frau Fluth (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor), Violetta Valéry (La traviata), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Jenny Hill (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), Eurydice (Orphée aux enfers), Marzelline (Fidelio) and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro).
In the summer of 2023 she will give her debut at the Bayreuth Festival as Woglinde in Das Rheingold and in Götterdämmerung, and as the first Flower Girl in Parsifal.
Guest engagements regularly take the young singer, whose repertoire extends from Baroque to Modernity, to the Semperoper Dresden, where she has so far sung Pamina, Marzelline and Najade in the new production of Ariadne auf Naxos under the musical direction of Christian Thielemann.
Other important theatres include the Vienna State Opera, Munich’s Bavarian State Opera, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, Hamburg State Opera, Komische Oper Berlin as well as the opera houses of Cologne, Graz, Lyon, the Seefestspiele Mörbisch, the Opernfestspiele St. Margarethen and the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb, where she has sung Mimì (La Bohème), Micaëla (Carmen), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Saffi (Der Zigeunerbaron) and Annina (Eine Nacht in Venedig).
Ms. Novak is also a sought-after soloist on the concert stage. In addition to recitals, she embarked on a concert tour through China, made a guest appearance at the 2015 Ljubljana Summer Festival in a Gala Concert partnering Željko Lučić, and gave a concert in Zagreb alongside José Cura in 2017.
Most recently the soprano successfully performed with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne under the baton of Simone Young, and gave her debut in Haydn’s The Creation, which was streamed live on radio and television from Zagreb’s Lisinski Concert Hall.
She collaborates on a regular basis with notable conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta, Sir Simon Rattle, Simone Young, Massimo Zanetti, and Ivan Repušić, under whose direction she sang Lisette in the 2015 concert performance of La rondine with the Munich Radio Orchestra, recorded live and published in CD format.
Ms. Novak received vocal training in Graz with Ulf Bästlein and at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart with Dunja Vejzović, with whom she completed her studies. The soprano furthered her artistry in master classes with Mirella Freni, Brigitte Fassbaender, Deborah Polaski and Patricia McCaffrey.
Since October 2020 Ms. Novak has been teaching as a member of the Voice Faculty at Berlin’s University of the Arts.
July 2023 – For the most recent biography, please contact Luis Aliaga