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Petra Lang
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Frankfurt born Petra Lang studied violin and singing in Darmstadt and Mainz. She later joined the opera studio of the Bavarian State Opera and then quickly established herself with the major international opera companies. Early in her career she turned to the music of Richard Wagner and became one of the most sought-after singers in this highly in demand repertoire. She is known for her outstanding interpretation of roles such as Brünnhilde (DieWalküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung), Ortrud (Lohengrin), Kundry (Parsifal), Venus (Tannhäuser), Sieglinde (Die Walküre) or Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde), which she sings on major international stages including the Bayreuth Festival, La Scala, Covent Garden and the Munich, Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Amsterdam, Chicago and San Francisco Operas. Apart from Wagner her vast opera and concert repertoire includes such roles as Judith (Bluebeard´s Castle), Marie (Wozzeck), Cassandre (Les Troyens), Strauss’ Ariadne as well as the vocal works of composers such as Gustav Mahler and Zemlinsky. In addition to being an exquisite recitalist with performances at Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw, La Scala, the Salle Pleyel, and Carnegie Hall she teaches international master classes. Petra Lang won numerous awards including two Grammys for her Cassandre on the LSO's live recording of Berlioz' Les Troyens.