CALENDAR

productions,
dates and places

Film Shooting

Actress

26th - 30th of April 2018

Historical Short Film
Details to be released

Bach, Oratorios

Alto-Solos

SUNDAY, 29th of April 2018 | 6 pm
Stadtpfarrkirche Tulln
J. S. Bach: ``Magnificat`` (BWV 243)
``Himmelfahrtsoratorium`` (BWV 11)
Anna Magdalena Auzinger, soprano
Johanna Ness, soprano
Maria Weiss, alto
Gernot Heinrich, tenor
Ulfried Staber, basso

Capella Leopoldina
a-capella Chor Tulln
Jörg Zwicker, director

Bach, Oratorio

Alto-Solos

Tuesday, 1st of May 2018 | 5 pm

Barockkirche Garsten bei Steyr
J. S. Bach: ``Magnificat`` (BWV 243)
``Himmelfahrtsoratorium`` (BWV 11)
Anna Magdalena Auzinger, sopran
Johanna Ness, sopran
Maria Weiss, alto
Gernot Heinrich, tenor
Ulfried Staber, basso

Capella Leopoldina
a-capella Chor Tulln
Jörg Zwicker, director

Händel | ATALANTA

Irene

4., 5., 10., 11., 12.8.2018, 6 pm
donauFESTWOCHEN im Strudengau
A-Grein an der Donau, Greinburg
in coproduction with
Händel-Festspiele Halle 2019

George Frideric Handel, Atalanta HWV 35
First performance: Theatre Royal Covent Garden,
London 12th May 1736 on occasion of
Frederick Lewis of Hanover,
the English heir apparent’s marriage with
Augusta of Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg
on 8th May 1736
Atalanta – Silvia Frigato, soprano
Meleagro – Amelie Müller, soprano
Irene – Maria Weiss, alto
Aminta – Christian Zenker, tenor
Nicandro & Mercurio – Reinhard Mayr, bass
L’Orfeo Barockorchester
Michi Gaigg, musical direction
Kobie van Rensburg, stage direction

ON MY BESTORMED LIFE PATH

Maria Weiss Mezzosopran · Hubert Hoffmann Laute

Thursday, 9th of august 2018, 8 pm

Pfarrkirche
4362 Bad Kreuzen

A musical and literal journey through the life of Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg

Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg (1633-1694)

Considered the poetic equal of any male poet by her contemporaries – most notably Sigmund von Birken (1626-81) – Greiffenberg is one of the most important German-language female poets of the early modern period. Her work is often deeply personal, frequently expressed in the form of an internal monologue. It focuses on the nature of the relationship between the believer and God, and is marked by a mystical use of imagery, as well as linguistic inventiveness.

Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg was born into an Austrian noble family at Castle Seyssenegg (now Seisenegg in Lower Austria). The family soon became Lutheran and experienced the anti-Protestant actions of the Habsburgs in Austria, which meant , for example, that the Protestant Austrian nobility had to make the long journey across the border to Nürnberg (Nuremberg) to attend church services. On the death of Greiffenberg’s father in 1640, her uncle, Hans Rudolf von Greiffenberg, was made her guardian and he also became her mentor and teacher. Greiffenberg’s education was extensive, and through her acquaintance with Johann Wilhelm von Stubenberg (1619-63), she became a member of the Pegnesischer Blumenorden (Pegnitz Order of Flowers), a language and literary society based in Nürnberg. As a result of her links with Stubenberg and with Order, Greiffenberg came to the attention of Sigmund von Birken, who was impressed by the quality of her poetry and encouraged her publication. In 1652 Hans Rudolf proposed marriage for the first time and in 1664 Greiffenberg finally agreed to marry him. They married in Bayreuth, since it was a union forbidden under Austrian law. Her first collection of poetry was published under the auspices of Hans Rudolf in 1662 and the following year Greiffenberg and her mother fled Austria for Nürnberg to escape the Turks. There followed many years of legal wrangling for Greiffenberg to gain possession of her inheritance, but in 1680 she finally moved to Nürnberg permanently. Collections of her poems were published in 1672, 1675, and 1678.
(source: https://sites.google.com/site/germanliterature/early-modern/greiffenberg)

Bach & Telemann

Alto-Solos

20th of october 2018, 7.30 pm, Evang. Kreuzkirche Bregenz
21th of october 2018, 5pm, Dom St. Nikolaus Feldkirch (ORF)

Program
J. S. BACH
„Christus der ist mein Leben“ (BWV 95)
Kantate zum 16. Sonntag nach Trinitatis
„Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim“ (BWV 89)
Kantate zum 22. Sonntag nach Trinitatis

G. F. TELEMANN (1681–1767)
„Der Gottlose ist wie ein Wetter, das überhin gehet“
Kantate zum 23. Sonntag nach Trinitatis (TVWV 1:251)

Miriam Feuersinger, Sopran und Konzeption | Thomas Platzgummer, Leitung

http://www.bachkantaten.at/

SOLO ALBUM CD RECORDING

Soloist | Producer

JANUARY 2019
Magdalens church, Carinthia

CD Recordings 2nd Solo Album

early music bird
early new music

Maria Weiss, mezzo-soprano
1607. ensemble for early & new music

Luca Pianca, theorbo
Monica Thoth, violin
Marco Frezzato, cello
N.N., flute
Sieglinde Größinger, flauto travers
N.N., tenor

World first recordings of early & contemporary music

Händel | ATALANTA

Irene

Händel-Festspiele Halle 2019

George Frideric Handel, Atalanta HWV 35
First performance: Theatre Royal Covent Garden,
London 12th May 1736 on occasion of
Frederick Lewis of Hanover,
the English heir apparent’s marriage with
Augusta of Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg
on 8th May 1736
Atalanta – Silvia Frigato, soprano
Meleagro – Amelie Müller, soprano
Irene – Maria Weiss, alto
Aminta – Christian Zenker, tenor
Nicandro & Mercurio – Reinhard Mayr, bass
L’Orfeo Barockorchester
Michi Gaigg, musical direction
Kobie van Rensburg, stage direction