"...the magnificent, full mezzo voice of Solmaaz Adeli, who combined artistic elegance and power that would grace the Metropolitan Opera!"
-Josef Sekon, The Peninsula Review

 

"...mit noblen Altus-Koloraturen umworben wird, während

Solmaaz Adeli Flora satte Mezzosoprankantüenen spinnt…" -DIE PRESSE

 

"Solmaaz Adeli brilliert in ihrer Rolle" (ELSA, 2020) - European Cultural News 

American mezzo-soprano Solmaaz Adeli is consistently praised for the luster of her timbre, vocal agility, and her impressive vocal range, her repertoire thus ranging from Baroque to 21st Century music. She enjoys an international career, performing Baroque and Contemporary Opera to Concert and Oratorio.  

Ms. Adeli debuted the title role ELSA in Vienna's chamber opera festival Die Verbesserung der Welt in September 2020. ELSA was composed by Croatian composer

Margareta Ferek-Petric, libretto by the young prize-winning Austrian writer Irene Diwiak and was hosted by the SireneOperntheater under the direction of Kristine Tornquist and baton of Edo Micic.

An avid performer of the music of living composers, Ms. Adeli gave the US Premiere of Girl in the Snow by famed American composer Scott Ordway in 2019, debuted the West Coast premiere of Kim André Arnesen's Requiem (2017) under the baton of Shulamit Hoffmann, and together with the Santa Cruz Chamber Players gave the world premieres of chamber music cycles Tu Risa (2016) by Chris Praetorius and Dolcissime Suite (2015) by Grammy Award Winning Barry Phillips.

Ms. Adeli made her operatic debut in the role of Flora in Albinoni's Baroque opera Il Nascimento dell'Aurora under the baton of René Clemencic at the Vienna Chamber Opera (2011) and went on that same season to create the titlerole in François Pierre Descamp’s new opera Zumurrud as well as Subaida in Harun und Djafar by Clemencic for the Sireneoperntheatre’s Vienna Chamber Music Festival. She has performed in Austria’s most prestigious concert houses; from the Vienna State Opera's Marmorsaal, to the Brahms-Saal at the Wiener Musikverein, to the Palais Belvedere in Vienna, Rathaus Vienna, and at the Mausoleum in Graz with the Capella Leopoldina. 

 

Ms. Adeli’s operatic highlights include Gluck's Orfeo with the Connecticut Lyric Opera, Winter Nights with the Asheville Lyric Opera, Ravel’s Concepción in L'Heure Espagnole with the Island City Opera and the Opera Academy of California. In 2017 she began touring her recital programs Made in Vienna, Latin Lovers, and AMERICANA+ which have debuted at Stanford’s Bing Music Series, Princeton’s Salon 33 Series, and the City Hall of Vienna.

 

Her broadcast performances include the Special Olympics 2015 from UCLA, the American National Anthem for the US Embassy of Vienna's Commemoration Ceremony of 9/11, and a live performance of White Christmas alongside members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for Austria’s Licht ins Dunkel on ORF. She has performed for US Embassy events both in concert at the DCM residence and Ambassador’s Residence as well as for the US Independence Day Celebration.

 

Solmaaz Adeli holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Earth Sciences from UC Santa Cruz, and after beginning a career in the sciences moved to Austria to study voice. She was awarded a scholarship to the Opernschule at KUG in Graz and was a fellow in Il corso di recitazione per cantanti lirici, led by Turin's esteemed opera director Davide Livermore. Ms. Adeli has studied with KS Linda Watson, the late KS Hilde Zadek, Sheri Greenawald, Margreet Honig, and with Susanne Mentzer, Sir Thomas Allen and Graham Johnson as a SongFest Fellow for the 2017 Vienna Winter Intensive.

DEUTSCH

Dank ihres Stimmumfangs von drei Oktaven beinhaltet das Repertoire der amerikanischen Mezzosopranistin Werke vom Barock bis zur zeitgenössischen Musikliteratur. Die Mezzosopranistin ist sowohl auf der Opern- als auch auf der Konzertbühne ein immer gern gesehener Gast.


Ihre Laufbahn begann an der Wiener Kammeroper unter der künstlerischen Leitung von René Clemencic wo sie die Rolle der Flora (Albinoni) sang. Zu den Höhepunkten der vergangenen Jahre zählten ihr gefeiertes Debut als Orfeo (Gluck), Concepción (Ravel), sowie die Titelrolle in ZUMURRUD (F.P. Descamps).


Neben zahlreichen Konzertauftritten bei den Songfest Winter Intensive Vienna in the Valley unter der Leitung von Sir Thomas Allen, Graham Johnson, und Susanne Mentzer, beim Special Olympics World Games LA2015, im Brahms-Saal des Wiener Musikvereins, in der Wiener Staatsoper Marmorsaal, im Landhaus Graz, zur Welt Premiere Dolcissime Suite vom Grammy Award Winning Komponist Barry Phillips sowie das Requiem des Norwegischen Komponisten Kim André Arnesen, in der US Botschaft in Wien, in der Englischen Botschaft in Wien, mit dem Ensemble Capella Leopoldina im Grazer Mausoleum, bei Patrons of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, im Bel-Air Country Club (Werke von Ennio Morricone), an der Asheville Lyric Opera (USA), und Werke von The Sound of Music zu einem Jubiläumsfest der US Botschaft in Wien war die Künstlerin zu erleben.


Solmaaz Adeli sang mit dem Janoska Ensemble bei Licht ins Dunkel und präsentierte LIVE im ORF Studio das Weihnachtslied White Christmas am Heiligenabend sowie das American National Anthem für die ’10-year Commemoration Ceremony 9/11’ bei der US Botschaft in Wien, die Zeremonie wurde auf ORF ausgestrahlt.


Neulich trat sie beim US Nationalfeiertag in der Botschaftsresidenz in Wien auf. Es sassen ca. 3000 Menschen im Publikum.


Zu den Preisen Solmaaz Adelis zählen der Songfest Fellow Vienna in the Valley, der 3. Preis beim Concorso Internazionale per Cantanti Lirici Benvenuto Franci in Pienza. Sie wurde ausgewählt für den Corso di recitazione per cantanti lirici in Turin unter der Leitung des italienischen Regisseurs Davide Livermore.


Die Mezzosopranistin Solmaaz Adeli stammt aus Kalifornien (USA) und studierte an der Opernschule der KUG Graz, am Konservatorium für Musik und dramatische Kunst Wien, nahm Meisterkurse am Mozarteum Salzburg sowie Privatunterricht bei KS Linda Watson, KS Hilde Zadek, Margreet Honig, Susanne Mentzer, Dr. Emilio Pons und Sheri Greenwald.

OPERA REPERTOIRE

Albinoni | Il Nascimento dell'Aurora - Flora

Bernstein | Candide - Old Lady | Trouble in Tahiti - Dinah

Bizet | Carmen - Carmen

Britten | The Rape of Lucretia-Lucretia | Noye's Fludde-Mrs. Noye | Albert Herring-Florence Pike

R. Clemencic | Harun und Djafar - Subaida

F.P. Descamps | Zumurrud - Zumurrud

G. Donizetti | Roberto Devereux - Sara, Duchess of Nottingham

Gluck | Orfeo ed Euridice - Orfeo

Händel | Orlando - Orlando | Rodelinda - Eduige | Alcina - Bradamante | Giulio Cesare - Cornelia Henze | L'Upupa - Malik

Massenet | Werther - Charlotte

Mozart | The Magic Flute - 3rd Lady 

Menotti | The Consul | Mother

Ravel | L’Heure Espagnole -  Concepción

Rossini | L'Italiana in Algeri  - Isabella

J. Strauss | Die Fledermaus  - Prince Orlofsky

Stravinsky | The Rake's Progress  - Baba the Turk

Tchaikovsky | Pique Dame - Polina

R. Ward | The Crucible - Rebecca Nurse

K. Weill | Die Dreigroschenoper - Frau Peachum

CONCERT REPERTOIRE

Arnesen | Requiem

Bach | Weihnachtsoratorium - Matthäus Passion - Johannes Passion - Messe h-Moll

Beethoven | No.9 

Brahms | Alto Rhapsody 

Händel | Messiah - Judas Maccabaeus 

Haydn | div. Messe

Mozart | div. Messe

Mahler | Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen - Rücker Lieder - Symphony No. 2 - No. 3 - No. 8 

Pergolesi | Stabat Mater

Rossini | Stabat Mater

Telemann | Singet dem Herrn

Verdi | Requiem

Vivaldi | Gloria