Birgit Remmert

Biography

Born: 1966   Country: Germany  
Birgit Remmert is a well-known German alto/contralto/mezzo-soprano singer with a wide repertory.

She studied at the Detmold Conservatory with Professor Helmut Kretschmer. Upon graduation, she immediately began receiving engagements to sing. She debuted in an unusual work, Heinrich von Biber's Requiem, under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Another of her notable early appearances was in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony under
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In 1989, she took the title role of Othmar Schoeck's Penthesilea in the Festival de Montpellier.

She won the German Music Critics' Prize and Golden Palm award of Ligure in the song recital category. Her debut recital showed her wide musical interest and knack for intriguing program building by including songs of Brahms, Baur, Clara Schumann, Samuel Barber, and Pyotr Tchaikovky.

Offers followed that brought her to sing in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, and Poland. She joined the Zürich Opera in the 1992-1993 season. Her roles in her debut year were the Third Lady in The Magic Flute, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Dame Quickly in Falstaff, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, and Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera. The last-named of those is one of her most often-repeated roles.

She made her debut at the Hamburg State Opera in 1993 as Erda in Wagner's Siegfried, and the next year added to her repertory that goddess' other appearance in Wagner's Ring, in Das Rheingold.

She sang in the Salzburg Festival of 1993 as Nutrice in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea and has gone on to add the roles of the Old Princess in Puccini's Soeur Angelica and Offenbach's La Perichole.

She also sings recitals frequently, and as a concert singer, has in her repertory, among other items Masses of Johann Sebastian Bach, Mendelssohn's Erste Walputrgisnacht, and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. She has song with the Berlin Philharmonic, The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, and the Vienna Philharmonic under such conductors as Philippe Herreweghe, Carlo Maria Giulini, Riccardo Chailly, Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle, Kent Nagano, and Wolfgang Sawallisch.

In May of 1995, she was selected to participate in the prestigious complete Mahler project of the Royal Concertgebouw.

She moved into one of the darker soprano roles as Fricka in Wagner's Rheingold and Walküre at the Bayreuth Festival in 2000. Read less
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  • 1.
    Gioacchino Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle [cd+2015 Catalogue]
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2901724 Release Date: 01/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Krassimira Stoyanova,  Birgit Remmert,  Steve Davislim,  Hanno Müller-Brachmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Marcus Creed
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chorus
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    Bach: The Great Choral Masterpieces [12-CD Collector's Edition]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001915502 Release Date: 10/22/2013   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Robert Holl,  Peter Schreier,  Marjana Lipovsek,  Andrea Ihle  ... 
    Conductor:  Peter Schreier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio Chorus,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Ludwig Güttler Trumpet Ensemble  ... 
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    Beethoven: The Symphonies / Simon Rattle, Vienna Philharmonic
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 15624 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Barbara Bonney,  Thomas Hampson,  Birgit Remmert,  Kurt Streit
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
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    Beethoven: Symphony No 9
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 85176 Release Date: 01/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Thomas Hampson,  Kurt Streit,  Birgit Remmert,  Barbara Bonney
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Romantic - Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908500 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Franz Schubert,  Johann Nepomuk Hummel,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  Roger Vignoles,  Bernarda Fink,  Régis Pasquier,  Jean-Claude Pennetier  ... 
    Conductor:  Marcus Creed,  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wanderer Trio,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  Collegium Vocale  ... 
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    Dvorak: Rusalka / Welser-most, Nylund, Magee, Held
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 792113 Release Date: 09/27/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Adam Plachetka,  Eva Liebau,  Camilla Nylund,  Piotr Beczala  ... 
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
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    Schubert: Mass In A Flat Major, D678
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 4674302 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Luba Orgonasova,  Birgit Remmert,  Deon Van der Walt,  Anton Scharinger  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
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  • 8.
    Bach: Magnificat; Masses Bwv 233-236 / Schreier, Bonney, Remmert, Trost, Bar
    Label: Newton Classics   Catalog: 8802057 Release Date: 04/26/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Birgit Remmert,  Barbara Bonney,  Rainer Trost,  Olaf Bär
    Conductor:  Peter Schreier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra
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    Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream, Die Erste Walpurgisnacht / Harnoncourt
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 78705 Release Date: 02/22/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Pamela Coburn,  Elisabeth von Magnus [Mezzo-soprano Vocal],  Uwe Heilmann,  Birgit Remmert  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
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    Mahler: Symphony No 8 / Simon Rattle
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 31790 Release Date: 10/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  John Relyea,  Jane Henschel,  Jon Villars,  Birgit Remmert  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Chorus,  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus  ... 
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  • 11.
    Simon Rattle Edition - Beethoven
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 57573 Release Date: 10/12/2010   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Birgit Remmert,  Kurt Streit,  Thomas Hampson,  Barbara Bonney  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Birmingham Choir,  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 12.
    Mahler: The Complete Works
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 08985 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 16
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Thomas Hampson,  Wolfram Rieger,  Christa Ludwig,  Fritz Wunderlich  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle,  Sir John Barbirolli,  Otto Klemperer,  Klaus Tennstedt  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 501557 Release Date: 06/08/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Cornelius Hauptmann,  Rosa Mannion,  Birgit Remmert,  James Taylor
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Champs-Élysées Orchestra,  Ghent Collegium Vocale
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  • 14.
    Beethoven: Symphony No 9 (From Vatican City) / Lorin Maazel
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 4357 Release Date: 02/23/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Vale Rideout,  Maria Luigia Borsi,  Birgit Remmert,  Rafal Siwek
    Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus,  Arturo Toscanini Orchestra
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  • 15.
    Sacred Music [4 DVD Set]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2057918 Release Date: 10/27/2009   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Robin Blaze,  Chiyuki Urano,  Gerd Türk,  Stephan Macleod  ... 
    Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki,  Fabio Luisi,  Lorin Maazel,  Georg Christoph Biller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan,  Dresden State Opera Chorus,  Dresden Staatskapelle  ... 
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  • 16.
    Handel: Semele / Christie, Bartoli, Remmert, Rey
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 0743323 Release Date: 05/12/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Anton Scharinger,  Birgit Remmert,  Isabel Rey,  Liliana Nikiteanu  ... 
    Conductor:  William Christie
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich La Scintilla Orchestra
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    Handel: Semele / Christie, Bartoli, Remmert, Rey [Blu-ray]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 1286659 Release Date: 05/12/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Birgit Remmert,  Charles Workman,  Liliana Nikiteanu,  Isabel Rey  ... 
    Conductor:  William Christie
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich La Scintilla Orchestra
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  • 18.
    R. Strauss: Alpensinfonie Op 64;  Bruckner: Te Deum / Welser-möst, Eaglen, Remmert, London Po, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics Encore   Catalog: 08277 Release Date: 08/19/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Anton Bruckner
    Performer:  Jane Eaglen,  Alfred Muff,  Deon Van der Walt,  Birgit Remmert
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Linz Mozart Choir
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    Bach: Magnificat, Masses / Peter Schreier
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 438873 Release Date: 02/06/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Olaf Bär,  Rainer Trost,  Barbara Bonney,  Birgit Remmert
    Conductor:  Peter Schreier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
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  • 20.
    London Po 75th Anniversary  Vol 3 / Tennstedt, Masur, Et Al
    Label: Lpo   Catalog: 99 Release Date: 10/30/2007   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Richard Strauss,  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Anton Bruckner  ... 
    Performer:  Felicity Lott,  Michael George,  Sergei Leiferkus,  Tatiana Monogarova  ... 
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst,  Vladimir Jurowski,  Kurt Masur
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Choir,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Linz Mozart Choir  ... 
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  • 21.
    Mahler: Symphony No 3 / Zinman, Tonhalle Orchestra
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 712918 Release Date: 10/30/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Birgit Remmert
    Conductor:  David Zinman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra,  Swedish Chamber Chorus,  Zurich Vocal Ensemble
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  • 22.
    Mahler: Symphonies No 1-10, Das Klagende Lied, Etc / Rattle
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 00721 Release Date: 10/02/2007   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Peter Seiffert,  Thomas Hampson,  Helena Döse,  Alfreda Hodgson  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    The Beethoven Box Set / Harnoncourt, Co Of Europe
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 63779 Release Date: 01/09/2007   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Robert Fontane,  Elisabeth von Magnus,  Deon Van der Walt,  Maria Haid  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
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    Strauss: Daphne / Anderson, Sacca, Macallister
    Label: Dynamic   Catalog: 33499 Release Date: 10/31/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Daniel Lewis Williams,  Roberto Saccà,  June Anderson,  Scott MacAllister  ... 
    Conductor:  Stefan Anton Reck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Teatro la Fenice Orchestra,  Venice Teatro la Fenice Chorus
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    Mahler: Symphony No 2 / Fischer, Remmert, Milne, Et Al
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 23506 Release Date: 10/10/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Lisa Milne,  Birgit Remmert
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian Radio Chorus,  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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Biography

Born: 1966   Country: Germany  
Birgit Remmert is a well-known German alto/contralto/mezzo-soprano singer with a wide repertory.

She studied at the Detmold Conservatory with Professor Helmut Kretschmer. Upon graduation, she immediately began receiving engagements to sing. She debuted in an unusual work, Heinrich von Biber's Requiem, under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Another of her notable early appearances was in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony under
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Chorus: "Magnificat"
Aria: "Et exsultavit spiritus meus"
Aria: "Quia respexit humilitatem"
Chorus: "Omnes generationes"
Aria: "Quia fecit mihi magna"
Aria (Duet): "Et misericordia"
Chorus: "Fecit potentiam"
Aria: "Deposuit potentes"
Aria: "Esurientes implevit bonis"
Aria (Terzetto): "Suscepit Israel"
Chorus: "Sicut locutus est"
Chorus: "Gloria Patri"
Te Deum: Te Deum laudamus (choir/solo quartet)
Te Deum: Te ergo quaesumus (solo quartet)
Te Deum: Aeterna fac cum sanctis tuis (solo quartet/choir)
Te Deum: Salvum fac populum tuum (solo quartet/choir)
Te Deum: In te, Domine, speravi (choir/solo quartet)
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 1: Veni creator spiritus
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 1: Imple superna gratia
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 1: Infirma nostri corporis
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 1: Tempo 1. (Allegro, etwas hastig)
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 1: Infirma nostri corporis
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 1: Accende lumen sensibus
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 1: Qui Paraclitus diceris
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 1: Gloria Patri Domino
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Poco Adagio
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Più mosso (Allegro moderato)
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Waldung, sie schwankt heran
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Ewiger Wonnebrand
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füssen
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Gerettet ist das edle Glied
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Uns bleibt den Erdenrest
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Ich spür soeben
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Höchste Herrscherin der Welt!
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Dir, der Unberührbaren
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Bei der Liebe
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Er überwächst uns schon
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Komm! Komm!
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Blicket auf
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Alles Vergängliche
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Alles Vergängliche
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: I. Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestoso
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: II. Molto vivace
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: III. Adagio molto e cantabile
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: IV. Presto - Allegro assai
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: Presto 'O Freunde, nicht diese Töne!'
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': I. Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestoso
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': II. Molto vivace
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': III. Adagio molto e cantabile
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': IV. Presto - Allegro assai
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': Presto 'O Freunde, nicht diese Töne!'
I. Kyrie
II. Christe
III. Kyrie
I. Gloria in excelsis Deo
II. Laudamus te
III. Gratias
IV. Domine Deus
V. Qui tollis
VI. Quoniam
VII. Cum Sancto Spiritu
I. Credo in unum Deum
II. Crucifixus
III. Et resurrexit
IV. Et vitam venturi
Prélude religieux (pendant l'Offertoire)
Ritournelle
Sanctus
O salutaris
Agnus Dei
Symphony No 3 in D Minor: Kräftig. Entschieden
Symphony No 3 in D Minor: Tempo di Menuetto. Sehr mäßig
Symphony No 3 in D Minor: Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast
Lieder aus Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Der Schildwache Nachtlied
Lieder aus Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Verlorlne Müh'
Lieder aus Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?