Ruth Rosenfeld

Ruth Rosenfeld

Born into a musical family, resident in Los Angeles, Ms. Rosenfeld embarked on her musical journey as a bass player in several bands and accompanying performance arts. Her professional career as a singer started, in earnest, even while a student, in the opera department at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv University and latterly at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin.

Among her most influential teachers are Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Wolfram Rieger and Axel Bauni.

Throughout her studies she performed lead roles in co-productions with the Komische Oper in Berlin, at Musik Theater am Revier in Gelsenkirchen, and featured in the highly successful ‚The Love of 3 Oranges’ at Braunschweig State Opera.

Ms. Rosenfeld has performed as soloist in many opera productions and in significant recitals throughout the US, South America, Soviet Union, Europe, Japan and the Middle East.

Currently residing in Berlin she has spent the last 7 years as a regular guest and ensemble member at the renowned Berliner Volksbühne, under the direction of Frank Castorf, with whom she worked on many productions such as "Meistersinger", "Der Jasager und der Neinsager", "Soldaten" and "Lehrstück" as well as in Christoph Schlingensief's "Kunst und Gemüse".

Ms. Rosenfeld collaborates with artists outside of the classical field, including Anri Sala and Keren Cytter in major contemporary art projects (film and stage)

Having established a solid commitment to the traditions of Lied and Opera, Ruth is devoted to performing cutting-edge of contemporary and modern composition: last summer she appeared in the world premiere of Morton Subotnicks ‚Jacob’s Room’ comissioned by the Bregenz Music Festival. This leading to a return visit at the Bregenzer Festspiele this summer, singing Bernhard Lang's Puppe/Tulpe and "Wegda" - a piece composed for her by Bernhard Gander.

Current projects include ‚Middle East’ at LOD, Belgium ; 'Ein Israelisches Rheingold' at the Opera Dagen in Rotterdam and "La Dame aux Camelias" directed by Frank Castorf at the Theatre de l'Odeon in Paris and the Theatre National in Brussles.

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