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Soprano Evelin Novak is an Ensemble Member of Berlin’s Staatsoper unter den Linden, where she recently celebrated great successes with audiences and the press for her role debuts as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Agathe in Der Freischütz.
Guest contracts regularly engage the young singer, whose repertoire extends from Baroque to Modern, for the Semperoper Dresden, where she has so far appeared as Pamina, Marzelline and Najade in the new production of Ariadne auf Naxos under the music direction of Christian Thielemann.
Other important venues 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).
At the Berlin State Opera she has performed the roles of Violetta Valéry (La traviata), Gretel (Hänsel and Gretel), Jenny Hill (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), Drusilla (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Eurydice (Orphée aux enfers), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Marzelline (Fidelio), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and Woglinde (Ring).
Ms. Novak is also a sought-after soloist on the concert stage. In addition to recitals, she embarked on a concert tour throughout 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 made 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 such notable conductors 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, earning a diploma. The soprano perfected 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.