My first stage? My grandma’s kitchen. I was eight. My first paid solo contract? At the Graz opera house. I was eleven. It was great getting time off school for theatre rehearsals. I went to the Hochschule (today the University of Music and Performing Arts) when I was 16. There followed various roles, a move to Vienna, graduation, tours, years abroad. I am grateful and remain … a child of the theatre. My interests? People and what motivates them. One of my callings is to share my knowledge and my experiences with them. To see them developing gives me great pleasure. It lets me grow too.
For a host of photos see www.lisacristelli.com
born in Graz, Austria
first solo roles as a child at Oper Graz (opera and musicals)
studies in Belcanto technique and vocal coaching with Irina Gavrilovici in Vienna
solo vocal studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
scholarship for the opera class at the Centro Universale di Belcanto under Mirella Freni, Modena
vocal masterclasses with Montserrat Caballé (Zaragossa), Ernesto Palacio (Milan), Irina Gavrilovici (Saarlouis, Sighišoara, Balchik), and many more.
masterclasses in the Alexander Technique with Angela Schwartz (Sighišoara)
Engagements with national orchestras and ensembles such as the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra, the Wiener Trompeten Consort, the Jeunesse Orchestras of Vienna, Lower Austria and Salzburg, the Originalklang-Ensemble of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and the Vienna Strauss Orchestra
concerts and lieder recitals with Nicholas Carthy, Ramin Bahrami, Robert Pöch, Pietro Mariani, Jeanne Mikitka, Walter Ratzek, Collin Hansen und Tuula Haellstroem
international engagements (opera/oratorios/concerts) in Germany, Switzerland and Italy
participation in performances of contemporary compositions and premieres: Franz Cibulka, Christian Klöckl and others.
tours to Eastern Europe and Asia
For more information on my work as a singer and performer (with photos, videos, dates), see www.lisacristelli.com