Eva Resch

soprano

With her flexible and expressive high soprano Eva Resch is one of the most exciting singers of the younger generation. The press raves: Resch, who knows how to switch expertly between dramatic expression and lyrical delicacy, sounds authentic in every single tone, in every urgently expressed emotion and expressiveness (Bremer Nachrichten); A new star in the lieder-singing firmament (Concerti).

A savvy interpreter of contemporary music, she was invited to the Teatro de Bellas Artes and the Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato, Mexico, as well as to the Villa Massimo in Rome. She guested among others at the national theaters in Warsaw and Weimar, at the Bonn Opera, the Malmö Opera, as well as at the Munich Biennale, the Wiener Festwochen and the Berliner Festspiele.

Eva Resch has sung roles in the world premieres of operas written by Wolfgang Rihm, Pascal Dusapin, Thomas Ades, Johannes Maria Staud, Vladimir Tarnopolski, Philipp Maintz, Gordon Kampe and Anno Schreier.

Eva also devotes herself with great enthusiasm to chamber music projects: she regularly interprets the Chaplin Operas by Benedict Mason with the Ensemble Modern, most recently at the Tchaikovsky Theater in Perm (Russia), at the Philharmonie in Essen, the Cité de la Musique/Festival d’Automne Paris and together with the Collegium Novum at the Tonhalle Maag Zurich.

Her debut CD recording Being Beauteous (Genuin) with songs by Debussy and Britten was nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award (“Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”). Her CD Insights (Genuin) with the complete collection of all string quartets by Arnold Schönberg recorded in collaboration with the Asasello Quartet has won several awards. Her latest CD recording Eden (Genuin) of the book of hanging gardens by Arnold Schönberg and other songs by Viktor Ullmann, Anton Webern and Franz Schreker was released in May 2019.  She presented it in a recital together with the pianist Eric Schneider at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna. The recording has already been nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award and has resulted in the nomination as Singer of the Year for the Opus Klassik Award 2020.

In the season 2021/22, Eva Resch will make her debut with the Israel Contemporary Players in Mason’s Chaplin Operas in Tel Aviv. Furthermore, she sing Morton Feldman‘s Voice and Instruments 1 in the context of the European Workshop for Contemporary Music at the Fryderyk-Chopin-University of Music at the invitation of the Warsaw Autumn and Deutscher Musikrat.

Opera / Music theatre:

Thomas Adès Powder her face (Maid)
Ludwig van Beethoven Fidelio (Marzelline)
Gaetano Donizetti Der Liebestrank (Adina)
Pascal Dusapin Medeamaterial (Medea)
Christoph Willibald Gluck Orpheus und Eurydike (Amor)
Engelberg Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel (Gretel/Sandmann/Taumann)
Mathias Husmann Die Zugvögel (Heidi)
Franz Lehár Das Land des Lächelns (Mi), Die lustige Witwe (Valencienne)
Albert Lortzing Zar und Zimmermann (Marie)
Peter Maxwell Davies Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot (Donnithorne)
Ella Milch-Sheriff Baruch’s Schweigen (Mother)
Carl Millöcker Der Bettelstudent (von Richthofen)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die Zauberflöte (Königin der Nacht/Papagena)
Jacques Offenbach Hoffmanns Erzählungen (Olympia)
Giacomo Puccini Turandot (Liu)
Henry Purcell Dido and Aeneas (Belinda)
Wolfgang Rihm Jakob Lenz (2. soprano), Die Eroberung von Mexiko (high soprano)
Richard Rodgers Sound of Music (Liesel)
Gioachino Rossini L`Italiana in Algeri (Elvira)
Johannes Maria Staud Berenice (Hausmädchen /1. Familiengeist)
Johann Strauß Die Fledermaus (Adele/Ida)
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier (Sophie)
Vladimir Tarnopolski Jenseits der Schatten (muse)
Udo Zimmermann Weiße Rose (Sophie Scholl)

Concert (selection):

Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio I-VI, Mass in b-minor, St John Passion, Cantata „Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten“
Michael Beil Und neun ist eins
Luciano Berio Sequenza III
C. Brandt Alle Landschaften haben sich mit blau erfüllt
Benjamin Britten Les Illuminations, A ceremony of carols
John Cage She is asleep, The wonderful widow of eighteen springs, A flower, Experiences No. 2, Songbooks
Armando Gentilucci Lied senza parole
Georg Haider Mein Haus war schon zur Ruh gekommen
Gordon Kampe Vier Schreker Lieder, Kleine Dinge, z.B.: ein Heuschreck
Philipp Maintz  Zwei Lieder nach Elisabeth Plessen
Benedict Mason Three Chaplin Operas
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Davide penitente, Exsultate, jubilate, Krönungsmesse
Carl Orff Carmina Burana
Joachim F.W. Schneider live, Guru, Schlechter Trost, Von der Einsamkeit dürrer Lieder
Arnold Schönberg 2. string quartet op. 10, Herzgewächse op. 20
Anno Schreier Der Kältefuchs
Igor Strawinsky Pulcinella
Lisa Streich Pane

Lied (selection):

Johannes Brahms div.
Claude Debussy Ariettes oubliees, Fetes galantes I, Fetes galantes II
Hanns Eisler Zeitungsausschnitte op. 11, div.
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy div.
Olivier Messiaen Chants de Terre et de Ciel
Modest Mussorgski Kinderstube
Nikolai Oboukow Deux poèmes liturgiques
Henry Purcell div.
Erik Satie Trois melodies de 1886, div.
Arnold Schönberg Das Buch der hängenden Gärten
Franz Schreker Zwei lyrische Gesänge
Franz Schubert Winterreise, div.
Robert Schumann Frauenliebe und -leben, div.
Richard Strauss 3 Ophelia-Lieder, 4 Mädchenblumen, div.
Viktor Ullmann Liebeslieder von Ricarda Huch
Anton Webern 5 Lieder op. 4 on poems by Stefan George
Kurt Weill div.
Hugo Wolf Italian songbook, Spanish songbook
Stefan Wolpe An Anna Blume

24 September 2021, 19:30, Fryderyk-Chopin-University of Music, Warsaw Autumn/Deutscher Musikrat
European Workshop for Contemporary Music

Programme: Morton Feldman Voice and Instruments 1 (1972)

Cast: Rüdiger Bohn (conductor), Eva Resch (soprano), i. a.


16 October 2021, 20:00, Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop
17 October 2021, 19:00, KunstRaum Niculescu Berlin, Alte Schokoladenfabrik Kreuzberg 

Programme: Arnold Schönberg Pierrot Lunaire op. 21 für Gesang & Sprechstimme

Cast: Eva Resch (voice), Rowan Hamwood (flute), Horia Dumitrache (clarinet), Sarah Saviet (violin and viola), Tony Rymer (cello), Cristian Niculescu (piano)


TO BE POSTPONED TO June 2022:

2 November 2021, 20:30, Jaffa Fest, Gesher Theatre, Israel

Programme: Benedict Mason Chaplin Operas

Cast: Israel Contemporary Players, Ilan Volkov (conductor), Eva Resch (soprano), i. a.

EDEN

In the biblical sense, “Eden” refers to a paradise, a garden of bliss. But it is a lost paradise, a place of longing, sometimes also a pleasure garden full of forbidden fruits, as Stefan Georg presented it in his cycle of poems Das Buch der hängenden Gärten (The Book of the Hanging Gardens). Here he described it as “reflections of a soul that has temporarily fled to other times and places and cradled itself there.” Viktor Ullmann, Arnold Schönberg, Anton Webern and Franz Schreker each gave these “soul reflections” their own individual character. What emerged were four song cycles full of deep devotion, intense passion, love and desire, passing away and renewal.

Cast:
Eva Resch (soprano)
Eric Schneider (piano)

Programme:
Viktor Ullmann Five Love Poems by Ricarda Huch, Op. 26
Arnold Schönberg 15 Songs to Poems from The Book of the Hanging Gardens by Stefan George, Op. 15
Anton Webern Five Songs on Poems by Stefan George, Op. 4
Franz Schreker Two Lyrical Songs from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Combinable with Songs by Richard Strauss, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Schubert and Franz Schreker.

Here the young, extremely talented soprano devotes herself to sultry matters, set in tones by Webern, Ullmann, Schönberg and Schreker. Ravishing!
Die Deutsche Bühne, Andreas Falentin, December 2019

Her colourful soprano, which differentiates significantly between the voices, has a raw timbre, which – based on excellent interpretation of the text – combines tenderness with avant-garde nonchalance, credibly conveying both the light moods (…) and the exalted and ecstatic nature of a piece (…).
Opernwelt, Jürgen Otten, August 2019

Eden – with works by Ullmann, Schönberg, Webern i.a.

Genuin (2019)
Eva Resch, soprano
Eric Schneider, piano

Being Beauteous – with works by Debussy and Britten

Genuin (2016)
Eva Resch, soprano
Francois Salignat, piano

 


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