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The German-American soprano studied concert and opera singing at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts under Prof. Hedwig Faßbender. After receiving her diploma in 2011 she attended a Master degree at the Basel University of Music. She was awarded with a Master of Arts in Contemporary Musical Performance.
She performed intensively in various music contexts such as German and international concerts. Her performing activity featured live concert performing and opera productions such as Handel Festival Karlsruhe, Rheingau Music Festival and Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Tzlil Meudcan Festival Tel Aviv, Festival International de Musique de Sarrebourg, Donaueschingen Festival and Festival of Young Artists Bayreuth. Under the conduction of Christoph Eschenbach, Simon Halsey, Rolf Beck, Gabriel Garrido and others she acquired significant musical impulses. Her artistic partnerships include composers Beat Furrer and Heinz Holliger. As a soloist she performed for the contemporary music-theater “Mond.Finsternis.Asphalt” at the Bockenheimer Depot Frankfurt. She sang the Lulu-Suite accompanied by the Central Swiss Philharmonic Orchestra under the conduction of Jonathan Nott.
The singer also appeared as a guest in concerts and festivals in France, Spain, Poland, Israel, Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland.
She attended singer masterclasses with Helen Donath and Ingeborg Danz among others. Désirée Hall is scholarship holder of DAAD and other foundations.
Désirée Hall’s repertoire features opera music, art song and oratorio. It spans from the baroque period to classical and contemporary music. Her works are mainly focused on performances with modern composers. Contemporary music is an important feature of her backround. It translates into intense modern music performances and contemporary music-theater. She is frequently employed by modern composers for the premier of new modern music art pieces.