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"Barbara Senator sang with touching, crystal clear soprano, seemingly without any effort not only into the heart of her companion, but also into the ones of the enthusiastic audience."
(Michael Ernst / Musik-in-Dresden)

Born in Leipzig Barbara Senator is actually developing to one of the more interesting full lyric Soprano voices (direction lyric-dramatic) especially for the Romantic repertory. So she already had great success with the roles of the Goose Girl in E.Humperdincks KÖNIGSKINDERN or as Fox in L.Janaceks THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN at Semperoper Dresden.

Lauded for her beautiful tone, a high musicality and lovely legato culture she currently continues her studies with KS Irmgard Boas and is working as free-lanced artist since season 2016/17.

She has already performed at Royal Opera House Covent Garden (LES TROYENS), in the Royal Albert Hall, at Dutch National Opera (RING DES NIBELUNGEN), at Glyndebourne Festival (COSI FAN TUTTE, RUSALKA), at Festival Aix-en-Provence, within the Wiener Festwochen (MAGIC FLUTE) and at Münchner Opernfestspiele (DIDO AND AENEAS).

Furthermore she was invited to sing at further opera houses such as State Opera Unter den Linden Berlin, at Bavarian State Opera, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, Kassel, Mainz, Erfurt, Essen, Toulouse or Basel.

Barbara Senator began her singing career as lyric Mezzo Soprano, has studied in Leipzig and Berlin (among others with Julia Varady, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau & Wolfram Rieger) and after being member of the Opera Studio at Bavarian State Opera she finally joined to State Opera Hannover, where she has sung many important roles of this voice type from 2006-09.

During the years 2010-16 she belonged to the ensemble of Semperoper Dresden. Here she debuted as Rosina and has developed further to parts like Composer, Donna Elvira, Contessa Almaviva, Pamina etc..
Conductors
Barbara Senator has sung under the baton of many wellknown conductors such as:

Sir Antonio Pappano / Sir Charles Mackerras / Jiri Belohlavek / Ivor Bolten / Zubin Mehta / Daniel Barenboim / Adam Fischer / Jun Märkl / Fabio Luisi / Cornelius Meister / Martin Haselböck / Daniel Harding / Lothar Zagrosek / Ennoch zu Guttenberg / James Gaffigan / Stefan Soltesz / Alessandro de Marchi / Riccardo Frizza / Vladimir Jurowski / Hartmut Hänchen

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