Laila Salome Fischer has voice, expression and presence. – nmz
The young mezzo-soprano Laila Salome Fischer will perform on tour around Europe under conductor Jordi Savall with Bach’s Johannes Passion and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. She will also perform in Bach’s cantata “Ich freue mich in dir” as part of the Bachfest in Leipzig and will make her Halle Händel Festspiele Debut singing in Mehmet Yesilcay’s Passticcio “Timur & Bayezid” with Ensemble Pera. She is an ensemble member of the Dresden Staatsoperette starting the 2019/2020 season and her operatic repertoire includes roles such as Hänsel, Carmen, Ariodante, Fragoletto, Ernesto (Il mondo della luna), Frau Reich (Lustige Weiber von Windsor), Mère Marie (Dialogues des Carmelites), Cherubino and Second Lady (Zauberflöte). Furthermore she sings selected musical parts as Cinderella (Rodgers&Hammerstein), Eliza Doolittle and Lalume (Kismet). In 2021 she will made her debut at Bayrischer Rundfunk with L’arte del mondo under the baton of Mehmet Yesilcay, her debut at the Opera Bilbao, the Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona and Mozart’s Requiem under the baton of Jordi Savall.
Laila Salome Fischer had her first voice lessons at the age of eight and acquired her first experience on stage at the children’s studio at the Komische Oper Berlin, where she performed as a soloist under Yakov Kreizberg and Vladimir Jurowski.
Laila Salome Fischer studied as a junior student at the Julius Stern Institute of University for Arts in Berlin where she studied in the class of Jutta Schlegel and continued directly into degree level of singing studies in the University of Arts Berlin, where she studied with Julie kaufmann and her graduation performance was of the title role in Cavalli’s “La Calisto”.
Already during her studies, she earned the first prize of the Young Musician national prize and the first prize of the “Deutschen Bahn” Competition. She received the „Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe“ (YMFE) stipend as well as the Bischöflichen Cusanus-Werk study stipend.
Already before graduating, Laila Salome Fischer has made her first performances with members of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt and performed in concerts in Germany, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland. She sang Clothilde in Henze’s opera „Pollicino“ in the CD production of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, which was awarded the Echo Klassik, and is featured in Sony’s recording of a benefit concert „Berlin for Haiti“, in which she participated.
During 2010 and 2012, Laila Salome Fischer sang the role of Erissena in Graun’s “Montezuma” at Musikfestspiele Potsdam.
In 2011 she took part for the first time in the Festa di San Francesco in Assisi as the female lead in Näther “Il cigno nero e la fanciulla sulla falce lunare”.
She has worked with conductors Sergio Azzolino, Mihkel Kütson, Jacques Lacombe, Jobst Liebrecht, Stefan Mai and sang at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatstheater Cottbus, Summer Oper Tel Aviv and as one of the children spirits in the Bregenz Festival of The Magic Flute.
Laila Salome Fischer has a special interest in historically informed practice of music of the Baroque period and has worked with renowned artists such as Raphael Alpermann, Sergio Azzolini, Stephan Mai and Armin Thalheim.
The young mezzo-soprano was a member of Raphael Alpermann’s Ensemble Concerto +14, with which she received a stipend in the early music category of the German Music Competition and was included by the German Music Council in the federal selection of concerts by young artists.
She was invited by the Paraguay Bach-Colegio to give a Masterclass as well as a concert, and performed concerts at the Göttingen Handel Festival, Staatsoper and Komische Oper Berlin, Madrid and Barcelona.
Since 2018 she is a member of the Baroque Ensemble “Il Giratempo” with which she performed in the Heinrich Schütz Festival in Dresden