Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg
Teaching languages: German | English | French | Italian
Brigitte Geller grew up in Switzerland. She studied flute and singing at the Musikhochschule Basel and completed both studies with a soloist diploma. Her further musical path led her from Basel via the Zurich International Opera Studio and the Theater der Stadt Heidelberg to Berlin to the Komische Oper, with detours to Great Britain, France, Italy, Greece, China, and now to the Landestheater Linz.
She has worked with conductors such as Bertram de Billy, Marcus Creed, Paul McCreesh, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Eliahu Inbal, Philippe Jordan, Ton Koopmann, Jakov Kreizberg, Kirill Petrenko, Markus Poschner, Nello Santi, and has developed a strong stage presence working with Ruth Berghaus, Stefan Herheim, Andreas Homoki, Peter Konwitschny, Barrie Kosky, Harry Kupfer and Hans Neuenfels. In addition to opera, she has been active as a concert and lieder singer since her studies. Formerly a light lyrical soprano with roles such as Susanna, Pamina, Sophie, Zdenka, Füchslein, Gretel, Brigitte Geller has turned in recent years to the more dramatic subject with roles such as Poppea, Contessa (Nozze di Figaro), Konstanze, Fiordilligi, Donna Anna and Traviata.
Since September 2017 she has been singing parts of the youthfully dramatic repertoire at the Landestheater in Linz, such as the Empress in "Die Frau ohne Schatten"; by Richard Strauss, Chrysothemis in "Elektra"; and Cherubini's "Médée";. These diverse experiences enable her to convey valuable ideas far beyond purely musical interpretation. Brigitte Geller teaches at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and regularly gives master classes. From the winter semester 2020 Brigitte is a professor of singing at the University of Music in Nuremberg.