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Kim-Lillian Strebel


Kim-Lillian Strebel


British soprano Kim-Lillian Strebel has received rapturous critical acclaim following a number of high-profile debuts. These include Pamina in Barrie Koksy’s production of Die Zauberflöte for Cincinnati Opera - marking her US operatic debut – and Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique, Cendrillon for Theater Freiburg, and Lauretta in Calixto Bieito’s new production of Gianni Schicchi at the Komische Oper Berlin. 

In the ensembles of Theater Freiburg and Theater Basel, Kim-Lillian has acquired both a wealth of stage experience and an extensive repertoire to include the roles of Micaëla (Carmen) and Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Adina (L'elisir d'amore), Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) and Angelica (Orlando). Equally, during her time in the Junge Ensemble of the Deutsche Opera, roles included Papagena and First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), 2nd Niece (Peter Grimes), Nicoletta (The Love of Three Oranges) and Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto) under Pablo Heras-Casado, amongst others. As a guest artist, she recently returned to Berlin as Musetta (La bohème) and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) under Donald Runnicles, and this season sings First Lady in Günter Krämer’s production of Die Zauberflöte, as well as returning to the Komische Opera on tour in South Korea as Pamina. Elsewhere, she sings Guillermo Amaya’s new production of Donizetti’s Adelia for Theater für Niedersachsen, Hildesheim, marking the German premiere of the piece. 

Born in London and raised in Switzerland, Kim-Lillian has studied at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of the late Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has also been a pupil of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Ryland Davies.