Barbara Zechmeister


The soprano, Barbara Zechmeister received her musical training at the State School of Music Heidelberg/Mannheim with Eva-Maria Molnár and Rudolf Piernay. Further study with Judith Beckmann, Laura Sarti and Geoffrey Parsons.

Her first engagements were "Frau Fluth" at the Municipal Theatre in Hagen and the "Queen of the Night" in the State Theatre in Mainz. At the same time she was making broadcast recordings of songs and arias (HR, SDR), and a television production of a children's opera (SWF).

Since 1996, Barbara Zechmeister has been working at the Frankfurt Opera, in many parts from classical to modern opera, including: Pamina, first lady, Zerlina, Despina, Ännchen, Gretel, Musetta, Nannetta (Falstaff), Princess Helene (Walzertraum), Anne Frank (The Diary of Anne Frank, G.Frid), Soprano II (Un re in ascolto, L.Berio), Lady McDuff (Macbeth, E.Bloch), Clorinda , Marguerite (Faust, Ch.Gounod), and many more.

She has made guest appearances in Lisbon (Pamina), Novosibirsk (Queen of the Night), Osnabrück Municipal Theatre (Mimi), Hanover State Theatre (Mimi), Rouen Opera (Zerlina), Mannheim National Theatre (Despina), Aalto Theatre, Essen (First Lady).

She has sung at renowned festivals, such as the Ludwigsburger Festspielen, the Kissinger Summer and most recently the Wexford Festival Opera in Ireland ("Clarissa" in "The Three Pintos" by Weber /Mahler).

She has worked with various directors including Peter Mussbach, Christoph Marthaler, Alfred Kirchner, Andreas Homoki, Keith Warner, Christof Loy and with the and with the conductors Sylvain Cambreling, Paolo Carignani, Bernhard Kontarsky, Wolfgang Gönnenwein and Arnold Östman. Barbara Zechmeister was at the Frankfurt Opera and other operas in the following parts: Mimi, Donna Elvira, Emma (Chowanschtschina), Blumenmädchen (Parsifal), Anne Frank.

In addition to her work at the opera, Barbara Zechmeister is also a sought-after concert singer. Her repertoire goes from the Baroque to the present


Photo: Barbara Aumüller