Instructor of Music
Internationally acclaimed soprano Teresa Seidl has distinguished herself through her vast and successful career on the opera, concert and recital stages. Praised for her richly timbered voice and supple artistry, Ms. Seidl is especially known for her interpretations of Mozart and Strauss roles. Of her two most celebrated roles Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier critics have written "rich, noble…and faultless," and "silvery…ravishing the senses." Ms. Seidl has also excelled in the more contemporary roles of the 20th Century, such as Stravinsky’s Anne Truelove "soulful and richly timbered", and the Vixen in Janacek’s masterpiece, The Cunning Little Vixen. Other characters in her repertoire include Monteverdi’s Poppea, classical heroines of Handel and Gluck, the Bel Canto comic works of Donizetti and Rossini, and other mainstays of German opera and operetta such as Lortzing, Nicolai, Lehar and Johann Strauss II. Ms. Seidl’s operatic engagements have taken her to many cities across Germany and Austria, including Hamburg, Leipzig, Vienna, Karlsruhe, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hannover and Bremen.
An accomplished concert singer, her vast repertoire includes, amongst others, Bach oratorios, Haydn's Creation, Mozart’s concert works, Beethoven’s epic Ninth Symphony, the requiems of Fauré, Verdi, Dvorák and Orf’s famous Carmina Burana. Ms. Seidl’s performances have been heard in many cultural capitals of the world including New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Madrid and Lisbon. A favorite soprano of the famed violinist and conductor, Yehudi Menuhin, she was greatly honored to sing a succession of concerts in his memory culminating in a Ninth Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall with Mstislav Rostropovich conducting and Prince Charles in attendance. Other performance venues include cities in South America, Japan, South Africa, Eastern Europe, Lebanon, Israel, Thailand and Greece.
Ms. Seidl’s involvement with American Voices, a foundation promoting American music and culture abroad, has invited her attentions to recitals and master classes across the globe, encouraging her deep committment to music education and vocal health. Her natural attention to dramatic detail has led to Ms. Seidl’s continued success in directing and teaching musical theater, opera and operetta.
Ms. Seidl has served on the voice faculties of the Bremen Hochschule für Musik, the Stella Theater Academy in Hamburg, Lawrence Conservatory and the Peck School of the Arts at UW-Milwaukee.
A native of Wisconsin, Teresa Seidl is a graudate of St. Norbert College and did post-graduate work at the Vienna Konservatorium, Salzburg Mozarteum and the Hochshule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst.
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