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Veronika Dünser

A voice full of warmth, splendour and scintillating colorful richness merges with a uniquely vivid stage presence. 



Biography

Young Austrian singer Veronika Dünser was born in Feldkirch, where she started her voice studies at the National Conservatory followed by studies at the Academy of Music in Vienna with Marjana Lipovsek.
She won the first prize at the prima la musica competition as well as the special prize of the Bärenreiter Competition and was awarded with a scholarships of the Richard Wagner Association and the Thyll Dürr Foundation. 

She gathered first stage experiences at the Vorarlberg State Theatre in Bregenz as a Bridesmaid in Weber‘s “Der Freischütz“, Annina and Flora in Verdi’s “La Traviata“, Golde in the Musical “Anatevka“, the housekeeper in “The Man of La Mancha” and performed the role of Hänsel in Humperdinck’s “Hänsel und Gretel“ at the Saumarkt Theatre in Feldkirch.  2011 she performed the role of “3. Dame“ in The Magic Flute in a production conducted by Gérard Korsten, which was recorded and broadcast by the Austrian National Broadcast Association.

In concert she could be heard at the opening of Bregenz Festival with Mozart’s Missa brevis with the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra. In the recital series of Mainau Castle she sang in a performance of “Liebesliederwalzer“ by Johannes Brahms. She presented a program of songs by Arnold Schönberg and Alma Mahler at the Jewish Museum in Vienna.

She could be seen at Salzburg Festival in a production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream“ with the music of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Veronika Dünser recently sang the role of Maddalena in Verdi’s „Rigoletto“ and gave a recital at the Accademia Filarmonica Romana in Rom replacing her former professor Marjana Lipovsek.

Current projects of Veronika Dünser are solo performances in the sacred music concert series under Franz Welser Möst at the Royal Chapel St. Augustin in Vienna as well as song recitals in Jerusalem, Vienna and Madrid, the Fairy Emeline in the world premiere of Alma Deutscher's opera Cinderella and her return to Erl Festival as Dritte Dame in Gustav Kuhn's Magic Flute. She will perform the Nymphe in Rusalka at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt as well as Mrs. Doc in Bernstein's A Quiet Place at the Vienna Chamber Opera.



Reviews

The program opened with three Jewish songs, first a somewhat formal reading of the traditional Hassidic melody “Y’varech’cha”. This was followed by a Yiddish song “Hobn mir a Nigendl” in which Veronika Dünser’s sensitive and flexible singing captured the mix of joy and sorrow of this genre. Then to a rich and emotional rendering of David Zehavi’s setting of “Eli, Eli", a poem written in 1942 by young Hungarian resistance fighter Hannah Senesz. (…)
“Das irdische Leben” tells of a mother watching her child starve to death as he waits for her to finish baking bread. Dünser’s vocal and emotional resources made for a gripping, convincing and real interpretation of the song.
The program concluded with songs from Johannes Brahms’ “Zigeunerlieder”. Dünser’s easeful and honeyed singing in all registers and musical- and facial expression revealing moments of passion, sorrow, light-heartedness, joy and disappointment. How poignant and bathed in warmth was “Lieber Gott, Du weisst” about a young woman’s cherished memory of her lover’s first kiss, to be followed by the carefree joy of “Brauner Bursche führt zum Tanze” as a young man takes his girl to a dance.  In “Röslein dreie in der Reihe”, opening with its delicate depiction of courtship, Dünser’s facial expression and vocal timbre then reveal an element of doubt as fear of remaining single creeps in.

Pamela Hickman, Concert Critique, January 2017

 

Veronika Dünser, Schülerin von Marjana Lipovšek, rundete mit satter Altstimme als Emeline und Gute Fee die erfreuliche Besetzung trefflich ab.

Karl Masek, Der Neue Merker, January 2017

Überall bringt sie das Charisma ihrer stattlichen Erscheinung ein, punktet mit ihren stimmlichen Vorzügen und als Künstlerpersönlichkeit von unverwechselbarer Ausstrahlung.“

Fritz Juhrmann, Zeitschrift Kultur, March 2017




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