"with strong physical presence... and a crystal clear voice" www.berliner-theaterkritiken.de

"...an eminent singer, equipped with a bright beautiful lyric soprano voice and she sings with great charm and exquisite phrasing." - MusicWeb International

"...vocal maturity and aplomb" - Opernnetz

"...her ability for stunning intensifications in the upper register, and at the same time her skill to reduce the sound to a piano which [...], above all, opens the door to a world of intimacy and suggestion." - Fuldaer Zeitung

"the singing is excellent - the acting is superb" - Schwäbische Post

"Britta Glaser convinces with her singing as much as with her silent acting" Kreiszeitung.de

Biography

Britta Glaser studied singing at the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig with Prof. Regina Werner-Dietrich, at the Royal Academy of Music London with Anne Howells, and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Prof. Claudia Visca.

Having started out as a mezzo-soprano, she is now transferring to lyric soprano repertoire.

While still a student she was invited to appear as a guest soloist with Leipzig Opera as well as with Landestheater Altenburg Gera. Recent engagements have included the Hamburger Staatsoper/Opera Stabile, the Opernfestspiele Heidenheim, the Theater Aachen, and the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater. She worked with orchestras including the Gewandhausorchester, the MDR-Sinfonieorchester, and the Hamburger Symphoniker. Performing also with various independent and avantgarde ensembles including the AOIDE.Ensemble, Britta has sung many lyric mezzo and soprano roles both in Germany and abroad.

Britta Glaser enjoys performing a vast range of song repertoire. She regularly gives song recitals in venues such as the Schumannhaus and the Mendelssohnhaus in Leipzig, or the Komponistenquartier Hamburg, and has worked with many pianists, such as Prof. Phillip Moll, Prof. Hartmut Hudezeck, and Matthias Veit. With the latter, she published her first album in 2017, featuring songs by Mahler, Schoeck, and Strauss for the series "Music from the Zentralbiliothek Zurich". Performances as an oratorio soloist have led her to venues such as St. Michaelis Hamburg and Fulda Cathedral. Thanks to her first teacher and renowned operetta performer Regina Werner Britta is also well versed in the operetta repertoire and has enjoyed performing at the Musikalische Komödie der Oper Leipzig, and the Altenburger Schlossfestspiele with ensembles such as the Salonorchester Cappuccino.

She has taken part in masterclasses with Charlotte Lehmann, Klesie Kelly, Laura Sarti, Diane Forlano, Peter Berne, Alessandra Rossi, and Bruno De Simone. Amongst the prizes and scholarships Britta was awarded are the Czeslaw Marek Stiftung Zurich, the Ottilie-Selbach-Redslob-Stiftung, the Bundeswettbewerb Jugend Musiziert, the Max-Liebhaber-Werk, and the Richard Wagner Verband.

Britta Glaser started her musical training as a flautist and received numerous awards. She collaborated with conductors such as Marc Piollet, Gabriel Feltz, and George-Alexander Albrecht playing in orchestras including the County Youth Orchestra of Hessia with which she appeared on national radio and TV. International concert trips led her to France, Italy, and South Africa.

Before discovering her passion for classical singing, Britta earned a degree in fine arts and English from the University of Leipzig. For several years she ran her own studio in Leipzig and has presented her large oil paintings in group and solo exhibitions.