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Vanessa Allmendinger

Jugendlich-dramatisch Sopran


Vanessa Lanch-Allmendinger was born in Toronto, Canada and is of German heritage. She studied music and theatre at York University, where she received education in stage and costume design, and vocal training with soprano Norma Burrowes and mezzo-soprano Catherine Robbin. Vanessa went on to complete a Masters degree in voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England with Penelope Mackay, and then in opera at the Vienna Conservatory in Austria. Vanessa was also a member of the Flanders Opera Studio in Belgium and was a member of the Bayreuth Festival Chorus.

Vanessa made her operatic debut as The Tart in the contemporary piece Desire Caught by the Tail (by Joseph Finlay) for the Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborne Festival in London, England. A year later in the intensive program at the Flanders Opera Studio, she sang Mélisande in the Constant / Debussy / Brook’s version of Impressions de Pelléas and Drusilla in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. Other operatic credits include Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Madama Cortese (Viaggio a Reims), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Giulietta (I Capuletti e i Montecchi, Bellini), and the Governess (The Turn of the Screw, Britten). Vanessa is now expanding into roles of the young dramatic soprano repertoire. She has sung Agathe (Der Freischütz, C. M. Weber) and is commencing to sing roles from the Wagner Canon including Elsa (Lohengrin), Freia (Das Rheingold), Gerhilde and understudying the role of Sieglinde (Die Walküre). Ms. Lanch was also a semi-finalist in the 2018 International Wagnerstimmen Competition at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Germany.

Vanessa has always been keen on singing contemporary music works and upon more than one occasion, been recognized for her excellence in interpreting such music. She was the third place winner of the prestigious Canada Council sponsored Eckhardt-Gramatte Competition in Canada, the winner of the Tracey Chadwell Memorial Prize at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a finalist in the Paticia Routledge Song Competition. She equally excels in German repertoire and received scholarships to the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme (Aldeburgh, England, sponsored by the Canadian Aldeburgh Foundation) for her performances of songs by Charles Ives and Richard Strauss. Additionally, she was a member of the Centre for Opera Studies in Sulmona Italy where she received a scholarship to sing the role of Donna Elvira  in Mozart´s Don Giovanni.​

Vanessa currently lives in Berlin Germany where she works as a freelance singer and voice teacher.

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Opera By Request
International Italian Opera Festival, Sulmona, Italy
Berlin Wagner Gruppe
Bayreuther Festspiele
Oakville Symphony Orchestra
Konzert Gesellschaft Bad Kreuznach 
Stratford Symphony Orchestra

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— 10. Mai 2019


Toronto, Kanada
20 - 40
Körpergröße in cm
Jugendlich-dramatischer Sopran


Opera By Request
Götterdämmerung (2020)

Richard Wagner
Leitung: William Shookhoff
Rolle: Gutrune
02/2020 bis 02/2020

Opera By Request
Die Walkure (2020)

Richard Wagner
Leitung: William Shookhoff
Rolle: Sieglinde
02/2020 bis 02/2020

Opera By Request
Das Rheingold (2020)

Richard Wagner
Leitung: William Shookhoff
Rolle: Freia
02/2020 bis 02/2020



Bayreuther Festspiele
06/2013 bis 08/2017


Masters of Arts (Oper)

MUK - Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien
Studium, Abschluss 2016

Masters of Music mit Auszeichnung

Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Studium, Abschluss 2010



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