Iris Vermillion © Robert Frankl
Iris Vermillion © Robert Frankl


IRIS VERMILLION in Bogotá and Leipzig

Shortly before Easter, Iris Vermillion makes her debut at the Festival Internacional de Música in Bogotá, where she is the soloist in three different concert programmes: first of all, there is Schubert’s Mass in E-flat-major D. 950 with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra under Robert Trevino, followed by an ensemble recital she shares with Elena Copons, Christoph Prégardien and Günter Haumer. Together, they sing songs by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, accompanied at the piano by Roger Vignoles and Francis Díaz. Roger Vignoles will also accompany her on the third occasion, when she performs Robert Schumann’s cycle Frauenliebe und -leben and a selection of Clara Schumann’s songs in the second half of the recital. Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz will read selected texts by Robert and Clara Schumann.

After her Colombian concerts, Iris Vermillion travels to Leipzig, where she sings Clytemnestra in Richard Strauss’ Elektra – one of her signature roles, most recently heard at the Vienna State Opera – during the “2019 Strauss Weekend” at the Leipzig Opera.

Bogotá, Festival Internacional de Música Clásica de Bogotá

R. Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale op. 52
F. Schubert: Mass No. 6 E-flat Major D 950


Cornelia Horak, soprano
Iris Vermillion, mezzosoprano
Christoph Prégardien, tenor
José Antonio López, bass
Robert Trevino, conductor
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra

Solists Gala

selected duets and trios by F. Schubert and R. Schumann
J. Brahms: Liebesliederwalzer Op. 52


Elena Copons, soprano
Iris Vermillion, mezzosoprano
Christoph Prégardien, tenor
Günter Haumer, baritone
Roger Vignoles, pianist
Francis Díaz, pianist


R. Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben Op. 82
selected Lieder by C. Schumann


Iris Vermillion, mezzosoprano
Roger Vignoles, pianist

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Leipzig, Oper Leipzig


Iris Vermillion, Klytämnestra
Catherine Foster, Elektra
Gal James, Chrysothemis
Jürgen Müller, Aegisth
Mathias Hausmann, Orest

Ulf Schirmer, conductor
Peter Konwitschny, director
Hans-Joachim Schlieker, stage & costumes
Manfred Voss, light