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Kim-Lillian Strebel

Soprano

Kim-Lillian Strebel

Biography

British soprano Kim-Lillian Strebel is currently a member of the ensemble of Theater Freiburg where her roles this season include Micaëla (Carmen), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Isaura in Calixto Bieito’s new production of Verdi’s Jerusalem under Fabrice Bollon and the title role of Cendrillon. Kim-Lillian also makes her US operatic debut as Pamina in Barrie Kosky’s acclaimed production of Die Zauberflöte for Cincinatti Opera.

Other roles in Freiburg have included Adina (L'elisir d'amore), Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) and Angelica (Orlando). Elsewhere, highlights have included her Komische Oper debut as Lauretta in Calixto Bieito’s new production of Gianni Schicchi and Micaëla at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival and at the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele.

During her time in the Junge Ensemble of the Deutsche Opera Kim-Lillian’s 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, amoungst others. As a guest artist she recently returned to Berlin as Musetta (La bohème) and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) under Donald Runnicles.

An emerging concert artist, Kim-Lillian Strebel made her US concert debut last season with the Atlanta Symphony in performances of Missa solemnis and her BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra debut in Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, as well as joining the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich under Peter Kennel as Solveig in Peer Gynt. This season she returns to Atlanta Symphony for Fauré’s Requiem conducted by Donald Runnicles.

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.