Magdalena Schäfer

She studied at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt and for three years at the Tschaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. She has won several international awards and excels in Lieder repertoire in which she has collaborated with artists of the calibre of Natalia Gutman, Kim Kashkashian, Helmut Rilling, Lothar Zagrosek and Péter Eötvös. Among her many opera roles it is worth remembering her interpretation as Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), La Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro), Eva (Die Meistersinger), Nedda (Pagliacci), Marie (Wozzek). Performed at the Festival in 2009.