Lydia Teuscher

Biography

 Lydia Teuscher was born in Freiburg, Germany and studied at the Welsh College of Music and Drama and at the Hochschule für Musik in Mannheim.  Early appearances include the Göttingen Handel Festival, the Stadttheater in Heidelberg and the Nationaltheater Mannheim.

On the concert platform she has sung with Graham Johnson in recital in London, Cologne and Antwerp, with the Bachakademie Stuttgart/Helmut Rilling, at the Ludwigsburger Festspiele, Kammer-musikfestival Schloss Moritzburg, the Hamburg Camerata, the Barockorchester L’Arco, the Fronteras Festival London and The Sao Paolo Roberto Monczuk Festival.  She has appeared with the Hanover Band in Brighton and London, with the Gürzenich Orchester Cologne/Markus Stenz, with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Sir Roger Norrington, with Double Bande/René Jacobs (with whom she has also recorded Telemann’s Brockes Messe), with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in London and on tour in Korea and Japan, and with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich/David Zinman.  She has toured Canada with Bernard Labadie, and toured Europe with Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque.

Recent concert engagements include J.C Bach’s Lucio Silla with Ivor Bolton for the Salzburg Mozartwoche, Haydn’s Paukenmesse with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Labadie, Bach’s B Minor Mass with Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen, and Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo with Le Concert d’Astrée/Emmanuelle Haïm. Engagements this season include a tour of Vivaldi and Bach Magnficats with Il Giardino Armonico, and concerts with the San Francisco Symphony/Labadie.

In September 2006 she joined the Semperoper/Sächsische Staatsoper in Dresden as a resident artist where her roles included Pamina, Susanna, Annchen, Valencienne and Gretel.  She has since appeared with the Bavarian State Opera as Pamina and as Ighino in the new production of “Palestrina”; at the Glyndebourne Festival as Gretel, Susanna and Cherubino; at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and the Salzburg Mozartwoche with René Jacobs; at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin as Pamina; and most recently at the Saito Kinen Festival with Seiji Ozawa as Cherubino.

Please contact Mary Donald for an updated biography and for performance details.

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Repertoire

Opera Repertoire

JC BACH
Lucio Silla: Cecilio

LEHAR  
Die lustige Witwe: Valencienne

HANDEL
Il parnasso in festa: Clio

HUMPERDINCK 
Hänsel und Gretel: Gretel

MASSENET
Manon: Pousette

MOZART  
Le nozze di Figaro: Susanna
Idomeneo: Ilja
Die Zauberflöte: Pamina

PFITZNER
Palestrina: Ighino

Concert Repertoire - please contact Marcus Spreitzer.

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Cathedral of St Mary Magdalene, Wroclaw

HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in D major
VIVALDI: Magnificat 
BACH: Magnificat in D major
 
Giovanni Antonini – conductor
Lydia Teuscher – soprano
Maria Espada – soprano
Marie-Claude Chappuis – mezzo-soprano
Kenneth Tarver – tenor
Florian Boesch – baritone 

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Il Giardino Armonico

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Holy Cross Church, Jelenia Gora

HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in D major
VIVALDI: Magnificat 
BACH: Magnificat in D major
 
Giovanni Antonini – conductor
Lydia Teuscher – soprano
Maria Espada – soprano
Marie-Claude Chappuis – mezzo-soprano
Kenneth Tarver – tenor
Florian Boesch – baritone 

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Il Giardino Armonico

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Messiah

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

"...what a team of soloists Cohen had at his disposal: every one a star, with countertenor Tim Mead, tenor Benjamin Hulett, the fabulous bass Neal Davies, and glorious German soprano Lydia Teuscher, all in outstanding form." Michael Tumelty / Herald Scotland / 3 January 2014

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Messiah

Barbican Hall, London

"Soprano Lydia Teuscher’s light, lyric approach brought freshness to her arias. Rejoice greatly could easily have been from Semele, and I know that my Redeemer liveth had the sincerity and confidence  Lark Reviews / 18 December 2013

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Aci, Galatea e Polifemo

Le Concert D'Astree/Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

"In the mingled-sex fashion of the Baroque, Aci was a soprano, Lydia Teuscher, and Galatea a mezzo-soprano, Delphine Galou. Both, in their New York debuts, were excellent. Ms. Teuscher was especially lovely in tone to the top of her range"
James Oestreich, New York Times, 27 October 2013
"Teuscher revealed a sweetly shining soprano which reveled in Aci’s high-lying music. Her warm quick vibrato made a welcome change from the straight-toned voices one sometimes hears in the part ... she was particularly winning in “Qui l’augel da pianta in pianta,” Aci’s “bird” aria"
De Caffarrelli, Parterre.com, 27 October 2013

Le nozze di Figaro - Cherubino

Glyndebourne

"There's a great Cherubino, funny yet touching, from Lydia Teuscher."
Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 10 June 2013
"Lydia Teuscher’s Cherubino is pure joy" Laura Battle, Financial Times, 10 June 2013
"but the best performance, by a short head, is Lydia Teuscher as Cherubino.  Last year, when I saw Isabel Leonard in the role, I doubted that she would ever be matched, but Teuscher (who played Susannah last year) brings the same air of pure mischief to the part and is a pure delight." 
William Hartson, The Express, 11 June 2013

Interview with Lydia Teuscher

Glyndebourne

Lydia Teuscher talks to the LPO about her role as Cherubino in Glyndebourne’s latest production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.  Follow link below for full interview
Feature on Glyndebourne website