curriculum vitae (en)
Yamina Maamar became a professor of singing at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden in September 2019.
Dramatico sopran Yamina Maamar has sung at most of the major German theaters including Staatsoper München, Staatsoper Hannover, Aalto Theater Essen, Dortmund, Weimar, Schwerin, Heidelberg and Bremen, the Staatstheater Kassel, Nürnberg, Wiesbaden, Braunschweig and Darmstadt. On the international stage she has sung in the U.S.A., France, South Korea, Scotland, Belgium (Zomeropera Alden Biesen) and Switzerland.
In recent years, she made her debut with: Isolde, Aida, Abigaille, Odabella, Elisabeth (Don Carlos), Lady Macbeth (Verdi), Ursula (Mathis der Maler, Hindemith), Adriana Lecouvreur, Kundry (Parsifal), Senta (The Flying Dutchman), Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier), Salome, Wozzeck - Marie, Ariane (Ariane et Barbe-Bleue ), Fidelio – Leonore, Manon Lescaut (Puccini), Katerina Ismailowa (Lady Macbeth from Mzensk) and Kaiserin (Frau ohne Schatten). In total, she has performed more than 80 roles.
Forthcoming engagements include "Brünnhilde" (Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung, starting in 2020, Landestheater Niederbayern), Verdi-Requiem in Cologne and "Frau des Augenarztes" in "Die Stadt der Blinden" (Anno Schreier, german premiere) at Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern. In May 2019 she gave her debut with "Lady Billows" in B. Britten‘s "Albert Herring" at the theatre of Koblenz and sang R. Wagner‘s "Wesendonck-Lieder" with the Philharmonic Orchestra Bremerhaven.
In 2007 she made her USA debut in the Avery-Fisher-Hall (Lincoln Center) in New York. It was her first collaboration with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra (”Grete” in ”Ferne Klang” by F. Schreker). In 2010, she was invited to sing the same role at the Sosnoff Theater in Bard in the United States, directed by Thaddeus Strassberger. Important stages in her concert career include the International Edinburgh Festival (including Wagner‘s ”Wesendonck-Lieder”), a tour of England and the Netherlands (orchestral songs, including ”Les nuits d‘été” by Berlioz), the Seoul Arts Center (Beethoven‘s 9th Symphony ), Berliner Dom (”Tove” in ”Gurre-Lieder”), the Herculessaal in Munich (”Isolde” in excerpts from ”Tristan and Isolde”), the ”Verdi-Requiem” with Enoch zu Guttenberg in the Speyer Cathedral, concerts in the main studio of the WDR in Cologne (including excerpts from ”Tannhäuser – Elisabeth”) and recitals at the Apollosaal, Staatsoper Berlin as well as Kultursommer Nordhessen.
Yamina Maamar has worked with many renowned conductors and directors such as Constantin Trinks, Cornelius Meister, John Eliot Gardiner, Stefan Blunier, Antony Hermus, Alexander Joel and Patrik Ringborg as well as Christine Mielitz, John Dew, Michael Schulz, Konstanze Lauterbach and Gabriele Rech.
Yamina Maamar is one of the founders of the International Opera Academy IOA, a guest at numerous masterclasses such as Internationale Sächsische Sängerakademie Torgau or Opernakademie Schloss Henfenfeld just to name a few and was assistant professor at the University for Music, Theatre and Media Hannover from 2012 to 2019
Please see the repertoire table for detailed information on all significant roles and at which theaters they were performed.
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Audio - Complete Recording ”Der ferne Klang” (F. Schreker),
Grete/Greta, at Amazon (mp3)
CD - Complete Recording ”The voyage of Edgar Allen Poe”,
DVD - Complete Recording ”Ödipus der Tyrann” (C. Orff),
Jokasta, at WERGO