British/Swiss soprano Kim-Lillian Strebel has received rapturous critical acclaim following a number of high-profile debuts. These include Pamina in Barrie Koksyâs production of DIE ZAUBERFLĂTE for Cincinnati Opera – marking her US operatic debut â and ThĂŠĂ˘tre National de lâOpĂŠraComique, Cendrillon for Theater Freiburg, and Lauretta in Calixto Bieitoâs new production of GIANNI SCHICCHI at the Komische Oper Berlin.
In 2018/2019 season she made her Italian debut singing Sirene/Una Donna in Handelâs RINALDO at the 44th festival della Valle DâItria under Maestro Fabio Luisi as well as singing in a Gala Concert there with him. She returned to sing Pamina in DIE ZAUBERFLĂTE at the Deutsche Oper Berlin again as well as on Tour with the Komische Oper Berlin (Barrie Koskyâs production) in Australia/New Zealand. She made her Austrian operatic debut in the main role of Martha in MARTHA by Flotow at Opera Graz. Kim-Lillian also returned to Atlanta to sing Canteloube, Songs of the Auvergne under Maestro Donald Runnicles and sang the Mozart Requiem in London.
This season 2019/20 engagements are RUSALKA at the Cincinnati Opera, Pamina in MozartÂ´s THE MAGIC FLUTE on tour with the Komische Oper Berlin in Macao and Taiwan and later and later in the year in Berlin and Lydia Pawloska in WeinbergerÂ´s SPRING STORMS at the Komische Oper in Berlin. She makes her debut at the Cadogan Hall in London this season with the FaurĂŠ Requiem and songs of the Auvergne by Canterloube under Maestro Michael Waldron.
Recent opera engagements in the ensembles of Theater Freiburg and Theater Basel include the roles of MicaĂŤla (CARMEN), Fiordiligi (COSĂ FAN TUTTE), Adina (LÂ´ELISIR DÂ´AMORE), Euridice (ORFEO ED EURIDICE), Angelica (ORLANDO), Gretel (HĂNSEL AND GRETEL), Orazia (INDIAN QUEEN), Garsenda (FRANCESCA DA RIMINI), Safiye (CRUSADES), Isaure (JERUSALEM) and Astaroth (KĂNIGIN VON SABA). Equally, during her time in the Junge Ensemble of the Deutsche Opera, roles included Papagena and First Lady (DIE ZAUBERFLĂTE), 2nd Niece (PETER GRIMES), Flower Maiden (PARSIFAL), Shepherd (TANNHĂUSER), Nicoletta (THE LOVE OF THREE ORANGES) and Countess Ceprano (RIGOLETTO) under Pablo Heras-Casado amongst others. As a guest artist, she returned to Berlin as Musetta (LA BOHĂME) and Gretel (HĂNSEL AND GRETEL) under Donald Runnicles.
Season 2017/18 she sang First Lady in GĂźnter KrĂ¤merâs production of DIE ZAUBERFLĂTE, as well as returning to the Komische Opera on tour in South Korea as Pamina. She also sang in Guillermo Amayaâs new production of Donizettiâs ADELIA for Theater fĂźr Niedersachsen, Hildesheim, marking the German premiere of the piece, where she received critical acclaim. Recent concert performances, include her US concert debut with the Atlanta Symphony in performances of Missa Solemnis and her BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra debut in Beethovenâs Symphony No.9, as well as joining the Tonhalle-Orchester ZĂźrich under Peter Kennel as Solveig in Peer Gynt and the Kammerorchester Basel for Mozartâs Requiem under Giovanni Antonini. Last season she openened the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburgâs season with CPE Bachâs Magnificat under Riccardo Minasi and sang Messiah with La Orquesta Sinfonica Y Coro RTVE, as well as returning to Atlanta Symphony for Bachâs Cantata 80 under Robert Spano and sang the Mozart Requiem in Skopje with the Macedonian Philharmonic under Emil Tabakov. This season Kim-Lillian will return to Atlanta to sing Canteloube, Songs of the Auvergne under Maestro Donald Runnicles and sing Mozart Requiem in London. Kim-Lillian, born in London to a artistic Central European family, was trained at an early age as a dancer. Her singing talent was then discovered by the late Anthony Rolfe-Johnson. She is now an honour ARAM of the Royal Academy of Music. She then continued at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.