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Eva Maria Riedl-Buschan


University of Music Vienna

Teaching languages: German | English | Spanish

Celebrated by audiences and press alike, conductors and song accompanists praise Eva Maria Riedl-Buschan's beautiful, round, warm timbre, her touching interpretations as well as her extraordinary musicality. Directors and acting colleagues appreciate her great stage presence, her authentic role interpretation and her enormous versatility. Among her outstanding recent successes are a Verdi Requiem at the Musikverein in Vienna, which received a standing ovation, an acclaimed song recital at the Liszt Festival, which received great praise from the press, her sensational, impressive Dorabella under Julia Jones at the Volksoper in Vienna, and the alto role in Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle". A native of Styria, the young mezzo-soprano was trained by Helena Lazarska and completed both her opera and her lied and oratorio studies with Charles Spencer with distinction. In 2007 she was awarded the Prize of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna for her exceptional achievements, she is also the winner of the Hilde Zadek Competition 2005 and laureate of other international competitions (including Ferruccio Tagliavini) and scholarship holder of the Feiling Foundation.

Her first engagement took her to the Tiroler Landestheater, where she found an important mentor in KS Brigitte Fassbaender. Her debut at the Vienna Volksoper took place in 2005, where she sang the lyric mezzo-soprano parts as a permanent ensemble member from 2006 to 2016. Invitations to renowned festivals, opera houses and concert halls have always complemented her career, including her successful debut at the Zurich Opera House. Eva Maria Riedl-Buschan has worked with Adam Fischer, Leopold Hager, Julia Jones, Sir Mark Elder, Andres Orozco-Estrada, as well as with renowned conductors of the younger generation such as Alexander Joel, Josep Caballe-Domenech, Aleksandar Markovic, Henrik Nanasi and Sascha Goetzel. She had great media success as Ariodante in Handel's opera of the same name ("Star of the Evening") and as "Dinah" in Bernstein's "Trouble in Tahiti" ("Grandiose Dinah, touchingly fragile"). Her performance in the German-language premiere of Offenbach's Robinson Crusoe ("Outstanding vocalization and uninhibited, masterful comic timing") as well as in Mozart's mezzo-soprano roles ("Splendid, down-to-earth mezzo-soprano, lively, relaxed playing and a sympathetic stage appearance"). Her repertoire includes a considerable amount of works ranging from baroque music to contemporary composers, so she has sung a variety of roles in the lyric genre to date. She was among others. Cherubino, Ramiro, Dorabella, Sextus, Second Lady, Orpheus, Sesto, Ruggiero, Hänsel, Mercédès, Hermia, Concepcion, Muse/ Niklaus, Flora Bervoix, Fenena, Maddalena, Ines, Sorceress, Suzuki, Man Friday, Dryade, Prince Orlofsky, Smeraldina, Madama Rosa, 2nd Woman in John Casken's "God's Liar" as well as Wellgunde.

For some time now Eva Maria Riedl-Buschan has also been increasingly involved with the Italian and French repertoire and the late Romantic period, both in stage works and in concert performances. In this vein, she thrilled audiences in Mahler's 3rd Symphony at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Giuseppe Verdi's "Missa da Requiem" and Franz Schmidt's "Book with Seven Seals" at the Musikverein für Steiermark, Schönberg's op.8 at the Arnold-Schönberg-Center in Vienna, and with a stunning interpretation of Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder at the Liszt Festival in Raiding. Invitations have taken her to the Konzerthaus Wien, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Musikverein für Steiermark, the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt as well as the Festspielhaus St. Pölten and the Congress Innsbruck. Concert tours have taken her to Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, Slovenia, Poland, Turkey and Israel.

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