The mezzo-soprano Laila Salome Fischer made her debut in 2021 under the baton of Jordi Savall at the Beethovenfest Bonn and the Festival Berlioz in France in Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Further concerts followed at the Philharmonie de Paris and the Teatro del Liceu Barcelona. From December onwards she also performed Mozart's Requiem under Jordi Savall in concerts at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, in Lyon, Paris and Barcelona, among others.
In April 2022 she performed at the Bavarian Radio's Long Night of Early Music together with L'arte del mondo and the Pera Ensemble, and in June 2022 she could be heard again at the Halle Handel Festival in "Timur & Bayezid", an operatic pastiche by Mehmet Yesilcay with the Pera Ensemble, which already premiered in an abridged version at the digital Handel Day in 2020.
2019/2020 - 2021/22 she was an ensemble member of the Staatsoperette Dresden, where she sang roles such as Hansel, Frau Reich, Orlofsky, Ganymede, Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), 2nd Lady and Fragoletto. In 2022/23 she joined the ensemble of the Lübeck Theatre, where her previous roles include Cherubino, Orlofsky and Nancy (Albert Herring). In 2023/24 she can be heard in Lübeck as Siébel in the premiere of "Faust" by Ch. Gounod and as Olga in the premiere of "Eugene Onegin", among others.
The Handel Festivals Halle and Göttingen commissioned a solo concert programme from her, which had its premiere in summer 2023 (around Handel's Agrippina). In autumn 2023 her second CD will be released under the direction of Max Volbers and Mayumi Hirasaki as concertmaster. Her debut with Concerto Köln is planned for 2024 with a Bach/Scheibe programme, as well as her debut at the Vienna Musikverein under the baton of Jakob Lehmann with a Mozart/Händel programme..
Laila Salome Fischer received her first singing lessons at the age of eight and gained her first stage experience in the children's studio of the Komische Oper Berlin, where she was also heard as a soloist in performances conducted by Yakov Kreizberg and Vladimir Jurowski.
She was a young student at the Julius Stern Institute of the Berlin University of the Arts in Jutta Schlegel's vocal class and, directly after graduating from grammar school, began her singing studies at the Berlin University of the Arts with Julie Kaufmann, from which she graduated with a diploma in the title role of Cavalli's opera "La Calisto".
While still at school, she was awarded the First Federal Prize "Jugend Musiziert" and the First Prize in the "Deutsche Bahn Competition" and won the scholarship of the "Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe" (YMFE). She was a scholarship holder of the Bischöfliche Studienstiftung Cusanus-Werk.
Even before finishing school, Laila Salome Fischer performed with members of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt and appeared in concerts in Germany, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland. She sang Clothilde in Henze's opera "Pollicino" in the Echo Klassik award-winning CD production of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. The recording of a benefit concert "Berlin for Haiti", in which Laila Salome Fischer participated, was released by Sony.
In 2010 and 2012, the mezzo-soprano sang Erissena in the opera production "Montezuma" (Graun) at the Potsdam Music Festival. She has worked with conductors such as Jordi Savall, Jakob Lehmann, Sergio Azzolino, Laurence Cummings, Jacques Lacombe, Jobst Liebrecht, Andreas Schüller and sang at the Bregenz Festival (Zauberflöte, Knabe), the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Staatstheater Cottbus, the Summer Opera Tel Aviv, the Komische Oper Berlin as well as at the Handel-Festivals in Göttingen and Halle and many more.
Laila Salome Fischer is particularly interested in Baroque performance practice and has already worked with renowned artists such as Jordi Savall, Raphael Alpermann, Sergio Azzolini, Mehmet Yesilcay and Armin Thalheim. The young mezzo-soprano was a member of the ensemble Concerto+14, directed by Raphael Alpermann, with which she won a scholarship in the early music category of the German Music Competition and was accepted into the Federal Selection of Concerts by Young Artists of the German Music Council. She is regularly invited by the Bach-Colegio Paraguay to give master classes and concerts.
Since 2018, she has been a member of the baroque ensemble "Il Giratempo".
Märchen im Grandhotel
Marylou (Komische Oper Berlin Version)
The White Horse Inn
Josepha Vogelhuber (Bar Jeder Vernunft Version)
Ch. W. Gluck
Siébel (from 2023/24)
G. F. Handel
Alcina / Ruggiero (stud.)
Il mondo della luna
Hansel and Gretel
My Fair Lady
W. A. Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro
The Magic Flute
The Tales of Hoffmann
Giulietta / Niklausse (stud.)
Les dialogues des carmélites
F. von Suppé
Die schöne Galathée
Die Fledermaus / The Bat
Ariadne auf Naxos
Olga (from 2023)
R. Wright & G. Forrest
Johann Ludwig Bach
Mache dich auf, werde Licht
J. S. Bach
Cantatas: BWV 64, 117, 133
St John Passion
St. Matthew Passion
Mass in B minor Soprano 2, Alto
L. v. Beethoven
G. F. Handel
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
W. A. Mozart
Great Mass in C minor Soprano 2
G. B. Pergolesi
J. D. Zelenka
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