The German mezzo-soprano Silvia Hauer comes from Kehl am Rhein and studied at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe in her adolescence. She then studied at the conservatories in Freiburg and Vienna, specializing in opera, song and oratorio. In 2010 she won the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin, Jugend musiziert and held multiple scholarships, including the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, the DAAD and the Richard Wagner Association. In 2010 she won the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin.

After guest engagements at the Komische Oper Berlin, she was a member of the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera, where she sang roles such as Annina (La Traviata) Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) Sandmännchen (Hänsel und Gretel) and Carolina (Elegy for young lovers). She worked with conductors such as Kent Nagano, Asher Fish, Dan Ettinger or Paolo Carignani, and was a scholarship holder of the Liedakademie der Heidelberger Frühling, the Mozart-Akademie, the Festival Aix-en-Provence and the Britten Pears Young Artist Program at the Aldeburgh Festival. In 2013/14 she was part of the Potsdamer Winteroper in Mozart's Betulia Liberata (Carmi) under the baton of Antonello Manacorda in well as in new productions of Le Nozze di Figaro (Cherubino) under Clemens Heil. She sang Carmen (Mercedes) under Markus Poschner at the Theater Bremen. At the Komische Oper she sang in 2016 in La Clemenza di Tito (Annio) under Hendrik Nánási and in 2018 at the Nationaltheater Mannheim in Elektra (1.Magd) under Alexander Soddy.

Since the 2015/2016 season, Silvia Hauer has been a member of the ensemble of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and has performed in roles such as Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Bradamante (Alcina), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Orlowsky (Die Fledermaus) and Olga (Eugene Onegin). At the International May Festival 2019 she was heard as Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito), Maddalena (Rigoletto) and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly). Here she works on an ongoing basis with Uwe Laufenberg and Konrad Junghänel.

The 2019/20 season marked her debut as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier conducted by General Music Director Patrick Lange and directed by Nicolas Brieger.

Silvia Hauer can be regularly heard in concerts and recitals, including under the auspices of the Rheingau Music Festival, the Lucerne Festival, the Menuhin Festival, and the Konzerthaus Berlin. Her concert repertoire ranges from Bach's Passions to contemporary music.

Involved in many world premieres, she appeared in Jörg Widmann's Babylon at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Alexander Muno's Vom Meer at the Theater Heidelberg, and Luca Lombardi’s Cinque frammenti di Saffo with Gerold Huber at Killmeyer-Festes im Gasteig München.

She regularly gives song recitals in multiple languages. In January 2018 she performed a song recital ("Weimar in the Pacific") with Gerold Huber in the Alten Aula der Universität Heidelberg with works by German and Austrian composers in exile in Los Angeles. This was recorded by the SWR and broadcast on several television stations. A live recording of her recital program "L'heure exquise" with So-Jin Kim was broadcast by SWR2 in 2019.

Past engagements include the following roles at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden:  Hänsel/Hänsel und Gretel, Polina and Daphnis/Pique Dame, Dorabella/Così fan tutte, Sesto/La clemenza di Tito. She was also heard in the symphonic repertoire of Janaček's Missa Glagolitica. In the past season 2022/23 she performed the following roles:  Maddalena/ Rigoletto, Octavian/ Der Rosenkavalier and the title role in Carmen.

In the upcoming 2023/24 season, Silvia Hauer will take on a variety of roles at her regular theater. Her engagements include Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel and Mrs. Meg Page in Falstaff.

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Repertoire Concert

Adam Christmas Truce – Weihnachtsfriede 1914
Bach, J.S. BWV 85: „Ich bin ein guter Hirte“,
  BWV 132: „Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn“
  Christmas Oratorio
  St. John Passion
  St. Matthew Passion
Bruckner Te Deum
Charpentier Te Deum
Duruflé Requiem
Händel Messiah
Haydn Missa brevis in F, Hob.XXII:1
  Harmoniemesse, Hob.XXII:14
Hindemith Ite, angeli veloces
  Unheimliche Aufforderung für Sopran und Streichquartett
Keiser St. Mark Passion
Kempter Pastoralmesse in G
Kodály Missa brevis
Mayr La Passione
Mendelssohn Die erste Walpurgisnacht, op.60
  Elias, op.70
Mozart Betulia Liberata / Carmi
  Missa brevis in B, KV 275
  Missa brevis in G, KV 140
  Missa in c, KV 427
  Missa in C, Orgelsolo-­Messe, KV 259
  Mass in C, KV 337
  Spatzenmesse, KV 220
Nicolai Te Deum
Pergolesi Salve Regina
  Stabat Mater, EB 60
Rossini Stabat Mater
Schubert Messe in B, D 324
  Messe in G, D 167
  Messe in As-Dur, D 678
Vivaldi Gloria D-Dur, RV 589
Wagner  Sieben Kompositionen zu Goethes Faust (H.W. Henze)
  Wesendonck-Lieder (high version after Felix Mottl and low version for chamber orchestra after H.W. Henze
Zach Missa Solemnis ex D

Repertoire Opera

Bizet Carmen Mercedes
  Le Docteur Miracle Véronique
Dvorak Rusalka 2nd + 3rd wood sprite
Händel Alcina Bradamante
Henze Elegie für junge Liebende Carolina
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Hansel, Sandmännchen
Janacek Cunning little vixen Forester's wife / Owl / Pasek
  Jenufa Barena
  Katja Kabanowa Varvara
Massenet Manon Rosette
Mozart Così fan tutte Dorabella
  Die Zauberflöte 2nd lady, 3rd lady
  La clemenza di Tito Annio
  Le nozze di Figaro Cherubino
Puccini Madama Butterfly Kate Pinkerton
Ravel L ́Enfant et les sortilèges Pâtre
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia Rosina
  La Cenerentola Angelina
Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus Orlofsky
Strauss, R. Der Rosenkavalier Octavian, 3rd noble orphan
  Die Frau ohne Schatten A voice from above
  Elektra 1st Maid
Tschaikowski Eugen Onegin Olga
Verdi La traviata Annina
  Otello Emilia
Wagner Das Rheingold Flosshilde
  Götterdämmerung Flosshilde + 2nd Norn
Widmann Babylon Planet, Affe
Zemlinsky Der Zwerg 2. Mädchen


Eternally young story
Silvia Hauer (Carmen) and Heather Engebretson (Micaëla) are the protagonists in the Carmen revival at Staatstheater Wiesbaden under the musical direction of Yoel Gamzou and in the staging of Uwe Eric Laufenberg. Alongside them on stage are Aaron Cawley as Don José and Jordan Shanahan as Escamillo, among others.

All performance dates:
03/08/18/25/30 June & 04/09 July, 2023

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Der Rosenkavalier / Staatstheater Wiesbaden / 17.11.19 /

La Clemenza di Tito / Staatstheater Wiesbaden / 03.05.19 /

"Silvia Hauer managed to present a complex character study of Sesto" (Translated) 

La Clemenza di Tito / Staatstheater Wiesbaden / 02.05.19 /

"Emphasizing Sesto, a breeches role sung and played by the outstanding Mezzo-Soprano Silvia Hauer" (Translated) 

Liederabend / Schumannfest Bonn / 21.06.16 /

"hingebungsvoll und technisch stets souverän" 

Katja Kabanowa / Staatstheater Wiesbaden / 19.01.16 /

 "die glockenreine, ungemein sympathische Warwara" 

Katja Kabanowa / Staatstheater Wiesbaden / 16.01.16 / 

"ein auffälliges und großes Debüt" 

Konzert / St. Pauls Church, Covent Garden / 24.10.14 /

 "superb singing and also her wonderful acting" 
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