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My Journey

Mezzo soprano Claude Eichenberger grew up in Switzerland. After high school she enrolled in the singing class of Prof. Elisabeth Glauder at the Berne University of the Arts. In 2000, she obtained her bachelor's degree and in 2003 the diploma of soloist with honours as well as the Edouard Tschumi Prize. (Best soloist of the year).

She continued her training at the Internatonal Opera Studio in Zurich followed by studying music with Tomasz Herbut at the Berne University of the Arts and Irwin Gage at the Zurich University of Music.

Thanks to her regular work with Elisabeth Glauser, she was able to expand her vocal and artistic skills.

Claude is currently a member of the Ensemble de Solistes fixe of the Théâtre de Berne where she sang for the first time the roles of Ortrud in Lohengrin, Venus in Tannhäuser, Brangäne in Tistan und Isolde.

In Bern, she also had the opportunity to sing important mezzo-soprano roles such as, among others, Carmen in Carmen, Prince Charming in Cinderella, Octavian in Rosenkavalier, The Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, Hänsel in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel, Mother Mary in Les Dialogues des Carmélites, Baba the Turk in Rake's Progress, Herodias in Strauss' Salomé and Judith in Bartok's Herzog Blaubarts Burg, Baba in The Medium by Menotti.

In Summer 2016 she sang the role of Der Page in Salome at Alte Oper Frankfurt under the direction of Andrés Orozco-Estrada. A recording on CD is available.

In 2011 she performed the Komponist in Strauss' Ariadne aus Naxos under the direction of Roland Böer and the direction of Tilman Knabe at the Cantiere Internationale d'Arte di Montepulciano.

In 2010 during the Murten Classics she was Carmen in the opera by Bizet.

For the 2006/07 season, she played the Second Lady of the Magic Flute at the Staatsoper in Unter den Linden.

Already during her musical studies, Claude revealed her talent as a concert performer. She has sung to date under the direction of many leaders such as Roand Böer, Paul Daniels, Kevin John Edusei, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, Vincent de Kort, Laurent Gendre, Daniel Klajner, Philippe Jordan,

Leonard Slatkin, Eiji Oue, Sébastien Rouland, Julien Salemkour, Ralf Weikert and Mario Venzago.

Her sacred repertoire includes great Masses, Passions, Oratorios by Bach and Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rossini, Dvoràk, Verdi (Requiem).

For the Bach Foundation in St Gallen, she has recorded various Bach cantatas on DVD and CD under the direction of Rudolph Lutz.

The two solo cantatas number 35 (Geist und Seele wird verwirrt) and 169 ( Gott soll allein mein Herze haben) are available on CD.

In the accompaniment of symphony orchestras, she performed Brahms' Altrapshodie, Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder, Franck Martin's Cornet and Leonard Bernstein's Symphony  No. 1 "Jeremiah".

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