Building upon her solid formation and continuous
public performances as classical singer, Birgit Wegemann has devoted the last
years of her professional activities to alternative ways of performing music of
the Baroque, Classical and Romantic Age.
The first opportunities to do so came up when she
worked with the directors of experimental theaters Kampnagel in Hamburg
and Theater der Klänge in Düsseldorf.
Both houses brought Classical Singing, Modern Dance,
visual components and computer generated sounds to surprising new combinations.
Birgit Wegemanns first own crossover project,
combining Baroque Singing and Modern Dance was the Ballo delle Ingrate,
performed together with Mexican dancer Florencia Sandoval Flores.
Performances in Düsseldorf, in Essen and
celebrating the International Museum Day in Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg,
led to an enthusiastic reaction.
Since 1999, Birgit Wegemann has devoted herself also
to a special segment of the Opera universe. She began singing roles from the
Opéra Comique and from Operettas.
She became familiar with this genre at
Düsseldorfer Operette, led by Friedhelm Rosendorff. At this house she sang
the role of Evelyne in "Maske in Blau" by Fred Raymond and the Annina from "A
Night in Venice" by Johann Strauß.
Performing in Portugal since 2003, she had her first
public appearence with Orquestra do Norte led by maestro Ferreira Lobo,
in a concert during the "Deutsche Woche" in Porto.
Further concerts were to follow in Faro, Alcantarilha,
Tavira and Caldas de Monchique. She performed with maestro Richard
Brunner the "Exultate jubilate" by W.A. Mozart in Porto.
In 2003, Birgit Wegemann started her crossover project
Melancholia - a programme bringing together music, poetry and philosophy
from composers and writers of Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic and contemporary
In the next years followed a series of concert
projects so as "Viva Opereta" and "Brecht Songbook".
Performances in Lisbon and Coimbra brought her
magnificent voice to a wider audience all over Portugal. One of her projects is
the a tribute to W. A. Mozart, which is called "Bravo Mozart", together with
the Baritone Armando Possante.
Most recently, Birgit Wegemann has performed with the
Orquestra das Beiras and the Orquestra do Algarve.
Birgit Wegemann studied classical singing at the
Folkwang-Hochschule Essen and at The Royal Flemish Music
Conservatory in Antwerpen.
She also took master classes with Prof. Sylvia Geszty,
Prof. Klesie Kelly-Moog, Prof. Hilde Kronstein-Uhrmacher.
At the Händel-Akademie Karlsruhe she took
classes in Baroque Singing with Luis Devos.
After her studies in Essen and Antwerpen, Birgit
Wegemann sang in various productions, such as with the Atelier Theatral de
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, and at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
A short stay at the Amato-Opera in New York
gave her new impulses. Performances at Kölner Philharmonie, Concertgebouw
Amsterdam, and in various broadcasted events brought her singing to a wider
Birgit Wegemann performed in concerts in Germany,
Italy, Israel, Estonia, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain and Portugal.