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Lore Lixenberg

Mezzo-soprano


Born in the UK, Loré Lixenberg has performed widely in opera, concert repertoire and music theatre, and works with many leading composers.

She has performed internationally at many festivals and venues including those of Salzburg, Lucerne, Donaueschingen, Aldeburgh, Witten, Manchester International Festival, Aspen Festival, Edinburgh, Huddersfield, La Fenice and at the Wien Modern and Oslo Ultima Festivals. She has performed in the Berlin Philharmonie, as well as in the opening season at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie. She has given concerts and recorded with orchestras and ensembles including the Hallé, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Ensemble InterContemporain, London Sinfonietta, Klangforum Wien, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Hannover Opera, Ensemble Aventure, Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Danish Royal Opera, Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln Sinfonieorchester and the Nash Ensemble.

Lixenberg has worked on the development of and appeared in a number of contemporary opera projects. These include the roles of Peaches and Baby Jane, Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas Jerry Springer the Opera (Battersea Arts Centre, Edinburgh Festival, National Theatre, Cambridge Theatre), Millie and Death, Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee The HaHa Hole (Hannover Schauspielhaus), and roles in Kombat Opera Presents (developed by Richard Thomas and Thea Wiles, BBC2) and Attention Scum (Simon Munnery, Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas). She has appeared regularly with the Theatre de Complicite including in Maxwell-Davies’ Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot, Daniil Kharms’ Out of a House Walked a Man, and workshops on Rastakov’s A Dog’s Heart. She made her Royal Opera House Covent Garden debut in Stephen McNeff’s The Gentle Giant. She has also performed in Jocelyn Pook’s Ingerland and later went on to premiere Mark Anthony Turnage's Anna Nicole singing the role of Cousin Shelly.

Lixenberg works regularly with Mahogany Opera. She has premiered Rolf Hind’s Lost in Thought, the world’s first ‘mindfulness opera. In 2015 she premiered Laurence Osborn’s The Mother and April in the Amazon and has also performed in experimental versions of Salome and Bluebeard’s Castle. She has performed with Phoenix Dance Theatre touring Cattle Call (Javier De Frutos, Richard Thomas) and played the role of Xai Lin, who began the Tienennmen Square protest in Niel’s Ronsholdt’s Looking for Courage, a co-production between Denmark and China. She has also returned to the Danish Royal Opera to premiere new works by Oehring, Hind, Ronsholdt and Thomas with Trio Zoom.

Recital performances include Schubert recitals with Accompanying Franz, an experimental vocal piece by Dai Fujikura. She has performed with Andrew West in France and Japan, and at La Folle Journee Festival and Eisler Geburtstag, showcasing a recital of Eisler songs with Jonathan Powell. She has collaborated twice with the Aurora Orchestra, performing a recital of Music from the Weimar Republic at Kings Place, and singing the role of Anna in Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins.

She has a particular interest in new music, and commissioned two new song cycles with texts by Brecht in new English translation by Tom Kuhns, composed by Richard Thomas and Niels Ronsholdt. She has toured extensively with the Brodsky String Quartet premiering the new song cycle Trees, Walls and Cities, and also performing Schubert and Purcell. She has also made her Wigmore Hall debut with the Nash Ensemble, and has recently been touring Kafka Fragments by Kurtag with violinist Aisha Orezbayeva.

Last updated: Jul 2020