– Management Divers –
As a “particularly high-soprano soprano with extraordinary stage presence and great acting talent” Sibylla Duffe is praised by the jury of the “Bavarian Art Award 2010” in the category of performing arts. The award, presented by the Bavarian Minister of Education in autumn 2010, enhances: ”With her wit, charm and temperament, she has quickly become a crowd pleaser in Munich. Thanks to her amazing versatility, she is able to give each character a different physicality and win new colours from her soprano.”
Sibylla Duffe was born in Windsbach (GER, Bavaria) in 1981. Since 2006 she has been holding a Diploma in Opera Singing from the University for Music and Theatre in Munich. During her university studies she was a student from Prof. Maria de Francesca-Cavazza most of the time. She qualified for a master class study (“Meisterklassenstudium”) because of her excellent exam and graduated with the master class degree (“Meisterklassendiplom”) in 2008. In addition to her university studies Sibylla Duffe was a student of the Bavarian theatre academy ”August Everding“ and became a scholarship holder from “Deutscher Bühnenverein” from 2003 to 2007. While still in her education she was engaged in projects by the Bavarian theatre academy and the Prinzregenten Theatre in Munich.
She performed as “Gottliebchen” in Detlev Glanerts’ contemporary opera „Scherz, Satire, Ironie und tiefere Bedeutung“ (2003) and as “Despina” (Cosi fan tutte).
In 2006 she was a ﬁnalist of the Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna.
Sibylla Duffe was contracted with “Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz” in Munich from 2007/08 to 2011. She presented a large repertoire that ranges from soubrette to lyric parts. Through her expressive and convincing performance, her enthusiasm, extravagant role interpretation and her powerful voice she very quickly became one of the most loved singers by critics and audience. Among other roles she performed Adele (Fledermaus), Eurydike (Offenbach) and Pamina (Zauberﬂöte).
Sibylla Duffe guests on a regular basis on stages across the German-speaking and international region and performed e.g. as Zerline in Aubers „Fra Diavolo“ at the “Wiener Volksoper” , at the „Teatro dell’ Opera“ in Rome (Papagena), at the theatre in Klagenfurt (Austria), the “Staatstheater Wiesbaden” and the „Deutsche Oper am Rhein“ (Düsseldorf), here seen as „Blonde“, „Rossignol“ (Strawinsky) and „Gretel“ in 2016. She made her debut at “Bayerische Staatsoper” as Blonde in 2013, followed by her debuts at “Semperoper Dresden” and “Staatsoper Hamburg” in 2017.
Born in the homeland of the ”Windsbacher Knabenchor“, she is especially devoted to the music of Bach and Mozart and, due to her regular concert activities particularly in the oratory area, she can prove her passion. So she performed the soprano part of the Hiller premiere “Sculptures of Love” in the Munich Philharmonic in December 2014, among others she was heard as a soprano soloist with the Oratorienchor München in Bruckner’s “Te deum” at Herkulessaal in March 2015 and with the Nuremberg Philharmonic Choir in “Matthäus-Passion” at Nuremberg Meistersingerhalle. In 2018 Sibylla Duffe celebrated great successes with „Ein deutsches Requiem“ (Brahms) in Munich and “Paulus” (Mendelssohn) in the Philharmonic Bratislava under the direction of James Judd.
Sibylla Duffe lives with her family in the south of Munich (GER).