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RUTH ZIESAK

Born at Hofheim im Taunus, the soprano Ruth Ziesak studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt with Elsa Cavelti and began her professional career in 1988 as a member of the Stadtstheater Heidelberg. She then spent the 1990/91 season as a member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, going on to win several international prizes, including first prize (Lied) at the famous ’s-Hertogenbosch competition. She rose immediately to international prominence by singing Pamina with Sir Georg Solti at the 1991 Salzburg Festival and was subsequently launched on a career that now encompasses opera, concert, recital and recording engagements at the highest international level.

Between 1992 and 1995 as Pamina, Ruth Ziesak made her débuts at La Scala, the Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Semper Oper in Dresden, Stuttgart Opera, at the Teatro Comunale, Florence and at the Vienna State Opera. In 1993 she made her Paris début at the Bastille as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and at the Hamburg State Opera as Baronin in Lortzing’s Der Wildschütz and it was the 1996/97 season which brought her impressive Covent Garden début as Ighino in Pfitzner’s Palestrina, conducted by Christian Thielemann and presented in the same season at the Metropolitan Opera.

Ruth Ziesak enjoys a busy concert schedule working regularly with orchestras in Paris, Milan, Vienna, Munich, Leipzig, Amsterdam and London. She has appeared at the Salzburg, Berlin, Luzern, Schleswig-Holstein, BBC Proms and Frankfurt Festivals and performed as far afield as Japan. As a recitalist she made her highly successful début at the Konzerthaus in Vienna in 1991 and has continued to sing regularly in major capitals and festivals. She has sung under conductors including Herbert Blomstedt, Daniele Gatti, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Riccardo Chailly, Heinz Holliger, Jun Märkl and Lothar Zagrosek and appears in song recitals throughout the world with Ulrich Eisenlohr and Gerold Huber. Her distinguished recordings include major operatic rôles, concert arias and Lieder.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
25th Anniversary Boxed Sets - Sacred Masterpieces Naxos 8.501062
SCHUBERT Complete Lied Edition (international version) Naxos 8.503801


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BACH, J.S.: Arias - BWV 21, 51, 53, 82, 199, 244, 248 Capriccio
C10882
Vocal
BACH, J.S.: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen / MELANI, A.: Qual mormorio giocondo / SCARLATTI, A.: Su le sponde del Tebro (Ziesak) Capriccio
C10583
Vocal
BACH, J.S.: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! / ZELENKA, J.D.: Psalm 112 (Cantatas for Soprano and Trumpet) (Ziesak, R. Friedrich) Phoenix Edition
Phoenix102
Vocal, Choral - Sacred
BACH, J.S.: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 (Blomstedt) (NTSC) EuroArts
2054518
Classical Concert
Blomstedt, Herbert: Anniversary Edition -BACH, J.S. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / BEETHOVEN, L. van (Blu-ray, Full-HD) EuroArts
2059234
Classical Concert
BRAHMS, J.: Deutsches Requiem (Ein) (Ziesak, Jarnot, Munich Bach Choir, Munich Radio Orchestra, H. Albrecht) Oehms Classics
OC787
Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS FESTIVE CONCERT - BACH, J.S. / HANDEL, G.F. / PRAETORIUS, M. / MANFREDINI, F.O. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / GABRIELI, G. Capriccio
C49310
Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS MEDITATION Capriccio
C7073
Vocal
GREAT SACRED MASTERPIECES (10-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.501062
Choral - Sacred
HAYDN, F.J.: Lieder (Ziesak, Huber) Capriccio
C5025
Vocal
MENDELSSOHN, F.: Athalie (Markl) MDR Klassik
MDR1201
Choral - Secular
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Elias (Elijah) (Highlights) (Markl) Naxos
8.572975
Choral - Sacred
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Elias (Elijah) (Ziesak, Mahnke, Genz, Lukas, Leipzig MDR Symphony and Chorus, Markl) Naxos
8.572228-29
Choral - Sacred
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Symphony No. 2, "Lobgesang" (Ziesak, Erdmann, Elsner, Leipzig MDR Radio Symphony and Chorus, Markl) Naxos
8.572294
Orchestral
MOZART (A HOMAGE) - 250 YEAR CELEBRATION, Vol. 5 (Opera Gala) Capriccio
C49519
Opera
MOZART, W.A.: Opera Arias (Ziesak) Capriccio
C10824
Opera
MOZART, W.A.: Opera Gala Capriccio
C51096
Opera
MOZART, W.A.: Songs (Complete) Naxos
8.557900-01
Vocal
Opera Arias - MOZART, W.A. / ROSSINI, G. / DONIZETTI, G. / VERDI, G. / PUCCINI, G. / GOUNOD, C.-F. / OFFENBACH, J. / WAGNER, R. Capriccio
C49215-3
Opera
PORPORA, N.: Stelle lucide / BENEDETTI, F.M.: Pastori o voi / FINALE, G.M.P. del: Oh quam jubilat (Assisi Christmas Cantatas) (Ehrhardt) Phoenix Edition
Phoenix149
Vocal
SCHUBERT, F.: Lied Edition 13 - Goethe, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.554666
Vocal
SCHUBERT, F.: Lied Edition 7 - European Poets, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.554795
Vocal
TUNDER, F.: Ach, Herr lass deine lieben Engelein / REINCKEN, J.A.: Suite No. 6 / BALTZAR, T.: Airs (Ziesak, Berliner Barock Compagney, Kallweit) Capriccio
C67125
Chamber Music, Vocal
Vocal Recital: Ziesak, Ruth - MAHLER, G. / MAHLER-WERFEL, A. M. / ZEMLINSKY, A. Capriccio
C5119
Vocal





 
 
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