Mezzo-soprano in the ensemble of the Oper Leipzig since 2022/23
2022/23 - Flora Bervoix in "La Traviata", Nireno in "Giulio Cesare in Egitto", Jacob in "Gold", Mercédès in "Carmen", Hänsel in "Knusper Knusper"
HOMETOWN - Landau in the Palatinate
EDUCATION - Bachelor studies with Prof. Daniela Sindram at the HfM Würzburg, Master studies with Prof. Carola Guber at the HMT Leipzig, currently student of Prof. Carola Guber's master class
IMPORTANT CONDUCTORS - Philippe Herreweghe, Frieder Bernius, Florian Helgath, Jochen Rieder
GUEST ROLES - Göttingen International Handel Festival, Chemnitz Opera, Rudolstadt Theatre, Hamburg Laeiszhalle
OTHER MAJOR ROLES - Schwertleite in "Die Walküre" and Erda in "Das Rheingold", Tante Wimpel in "Der Vetter aus Dingsda".
FURTHER ENGAGEMENTS - as a concert singer in America, Canada, Switzerland and Israel and in works such as Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" and "St. John Passion", the "Christmas Oratorio", Handel's "Messiah", Mendelssohn's "Elijah", Mahler's "2nd Symphony" and Verdi's "Requiem".
HONORS / AWARDS - Promotion Prize of the International Saxon Singers Academy Torgau 2015, Winner of the International Bach Competition CantateBach Greifswald 2017.
CD - "Schubertiade" with songs by Brahms, Schubert and Schumann together with Gerold Huber; "Seelenübervoll" with songs by Alexander von Zemlinsky (Genuin, 2023).
LINK Homepage - https://nora-steuerwald.de/
Favourite quote from a work, an opera, a book, a Netflix series ...?
"Will I say to the moment: tarry yet! you are so beautiful!" Johann (Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust 1);
"So you reflect in songs what the earth has most beautiful." (Johannes Brahms, On the Lake)
Favourite place in Leipzig and why?
Gottschedstraße - Delicious restaurants non-stop, in between the impressive monument of the synagogue, directly behind it the Thomaskirche.
Favourite moment on the evening of a performance?
The walk to the very first performance: rehearsed, with make-up, costume, motivation and lots of adrenaline! The moment when all the course is set for it to be a great evening.