Helen Tintes-Schuermann

mezzo or alto voice

Versatile Mezzo-soprano Helen Tintes-Schuermann performs throughout the USA and Europe in operatic roles including Carmen, Suzuki (Madame Butterfly), Azucena (Il Trovatore) the Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica) and The Medium and appears frequently as a concert soloist and recitalist.  The mezzo-soprano has sung with numerous important theaters and festivals, including Barcelona's Teatro del Gran Liceu (with Dame Gwyneth Jones), the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Festival du Printemps in Monte Carlo and with Theater an der Wien/Raimund Theater in Vienna, Austria.  She has interpreted many 20th Century works (including Europeanand World Premieres) and has sung in festivals throughout Austria, Spain, Germany and Switzerland, where she also recorded for radio and television.  Outstanding performances throughout the United States include Verdi's Requiem, Bernstein's Jeremiah Symphony, works of Bach and Handel with the Naples Bach Ensemble, the role of Baba in Menotti's The Medium, and Mme. Armfeldt in Sondheim's A Little Night Music.

The mezzo's repertoire encompasses major works of opera and oratorio,as well as German Lied, Spanish Song and New Music.  A cd entitled Para Entonces, featuring songs by Spanish and American composers was released on MSR Classics.  Recent performances include the role of the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, J.S. Bach's St. John Passion, Bruckner's Te Deum, Brahms' Alto Rhapsody, the role of Suzuki in Puccini's Madame Butterfly with Battle Creek Symphony (MI) and Into the Woods (Mother) with St. Petersburg Opera (Fl), as well as concerts and master classes in the USA, Austria and Spain. Upcoming performances include concerts in Florida, and Vienna. Tintes is Director of the IHMCenter (International Hispanic Music Center.

 The Artist-Teacher received the Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University and degrees from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and the Escuela de Canto in Madrid, Spain. Her teachers include Elizabeth Fischer, Sherrill Milnes, William Warfield, Paul von Schilhawsky and Felix Lavilla. Tintes-Schuermann is on the faculty of the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien (Vienna).


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