Georgina Fürstenberg (née Melville) made her debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin in November 2021 singing Blonde in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail – and returned for Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Verdi’s Don Carlo. In the 2023/24 season, the coloratura soprano will make her first appearance in a new production at Opernhaus Zürich. In 2021 she returned to Bayerische Staatsoper, where she first appeared in 2020, and has sung Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at the International Gluck Festival in 2021. In 2022, she made her debut at KlangVokal Musikfestival Dortmund and was covering Morgana in a new production of Handel’s Alcina at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
At Komische Oper Berlin, Georgina Fürstenberg performed Iris in Handel‘s Semele and La Princesse, Le Feu and Le Rossignol in Ravel‘s L’Enfant et les sortilèges and created the role of Jim Knopf in the world premiere of Kats-Chernin‘s Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer. The coloratura soprano made her debut at Semperoper Dresden in Korngold’s Die tote Stadt under the baton of Dmitri Jurowski in 2019. She was a member of Staatstheater Cottbus during the 2020/21 season. Her operatic repertoire also includes Asteria in Handel‘s Tamerlano, Flaminia in Haydn‘s Il mondo della luna, La Fée in Massenet‘s Cendrillon, Mme Silberklang in Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor. The Barbadian soprano worked with directors including Robert Carsen, Christian von Götz, Stefan Herheim, Barrie Kosky and Leonard Prinsloo.
As a concert soloist, Georgina Fürstenberg has performed Bach’s St John Passion, Barber’s Four Songs, Delibes‘ Les Filles de Cadix, Fauré‘s Requiem, Graun’s Weihnachtsoratorium, Handel’s The Messiah, Haydn’s The Battle of the Nile, Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate and Laudate Dominum, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Rimsky-Korskov’s The Rose and the Nightingale, Strauß’ Frühlingsstimmen-Walzer and Zimmlinsky’s Walzer-Gesänge.
Georgina Fürstenberg, holder of a British passport, has worked with conductors including Bertrand de Billy, Daniel Carter, Jonathan Cohen, Michael Hofstetter, Konrad Junghänel, Dmitri Jurowski, Ivan Repušić, Ainārs Rubiķis, Jordan de Souza, and Mario Venzago – and with orchestras such as Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Händelfestspielorchester Halle, and Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden.
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Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
Live recording 2021