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Biography

The dramatic soprano Vera Wenkert has sung more than 30 principal roles on opera stages in Trier, Kaiserslautern, Münster, Nürnberg and Zürich for example Katja Kabanova, Fidelio-Leonore, Madelaine (A.Chenier), Marie Wozzeck, Amelia (Un Ballo in Maschera), Leonora (La Forza del Destino), Abigaille (Nabucco), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Madama Butterfly and Turandot.

Her heart beats for the R. Wagner’s music. Vera Wenkert has brought to life on the opera stages many of his women's figures like in the double role of Venus-Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), Elsa (Lohengrin), Sieglinde, Senta, Brünnhilde and not least the Isolde in a concert version in New York.

Highlights of her career are the Marie in Franz Grundheber's first Wozzeck production, Ariadne at the Antiques festival Trier. She has got the prestigious reward of the „Theatermaske der Theaterfreunde Trier“ for her outstanding interpretation of Tosca and Fidelio-Leonore. She was nominated as "Best Singer of the Year" in the magazine "Opernwelt" for her Hedwig in the premiere of „Die Rheinnixen“.

From 2001 to 2011, she has been a member of the jury for the final exams of the vocal students at the Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg.

In 2010, she gave her debut as Ariadne auf Naxos in Antikenfestspiele Trier. Madame Wenkert has sung Tosca, Marie in Wozzeck and Senta in Flying Dutchman with Franz Grundheber.
2013, Mrs. Wenkert gave her debut as Brünnhilde both in R. Wagner’s Siegfried and Götterdämmerung in a gala concert at the Stadttheater in Trier.
2014, she was seen in France with Brünnhilde's final song, Götterdämmerung in the festival "Les Nuits de Cheronne".
2015, Vera Wenkert sang Isolde in a concert version of Tristan and Isolde (R. Wagner) under the musical principal of Douglas Martin in New York / Lincoln Center Area.
At the Zurich Opera, Mrs. Wenkert sang the role of Turandot in "Telling stories with Music"
2016, she gave concerts in the USA, in Germany and in Switzerland.
Currently, her career is focused on the Wagnerian repertoire in which Vera Wenkert already has shown Senta (The Flying Dutchman), Sieglinde (The Valkyrie), the dual role Venus & Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), Elsa (Lohengrin) and Brünnhilde and Isolde (Tristan und Isolde).

Alongside her career as an opera singer, Vera Wenkert is an active and dedicated teacher.

For more information please go to: www.stimmkunst.ch.

 Vera Wenkert as Senta in  Der fliegende Holländer

Vera Wenkert as Senta in Der fliegende Holländer

I consider myself to be a singing actress, who through the music and on the stage would like to follow the emotional journey of my singing character. As a singer, I am a creator.
— Vera Wenkert
 Vera Wenkert as Turandot in Zurich opera (Photo: Lucian Hunziker)

Vera Wenkert as Turandot in Zurich opera (Photo: Lucian Hunziker)

 Vera Wenkert as Marie in   Wozzeck  (A. Berg) with Franz Grundheber as Wozzeck

Vera Wenkert as Marie in Wozzeck (A. Berg)with Franz Grundheber as Wozzeck