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Denise Seyhan’s mature dramatic mezzo has been characterized warm and sparkling in all ranges and has a unique timbre. Growing up in Wipperfürth, Germany, known for their elaborate Carnival celebration, the German-Turkish Mezzo loves spreading the cheerful nature of the Rheinland.


Die Mimusen

Mimusen

The Ensemble „Die Mimusen“ is founded in Summer 2021. Due to the Corona Pandemic and the fact that events couldn’t take place, Denise Seyhan decided to film the song-cycle “Seven early songs” by Alban Berg. With the pianist Philip Dahlem and the actress Michelle Brubach she found perfect artist partners. For that videoproject she got grants among others from “Deutsche Orchesterstiftung” and her living town Karlsruhe. The successfully preview was in january 15th in the Zieglersaal in Karlsruhe. The film is now being offered to public television.

With “Die rosa Gefahr – ein theatralischer Liederabend” (“The pink danger – a theatralic Song-Recital”) with the oevre of female composers, the Ensemble gave its debut on the concert stage. They want to make music visible and figure out new shapes of giving concerts. They want to enrich the traditional Song-Recital with acting interludes to entertain more and to give more informations to the audience.  For that they got a grant by GVL/Neustart Kultur and the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden Württemberg.
The Premiere was on 19th of february 2022 and the audience was really enthusiastic.
Here you can find the Trailer:

Repertoire

Roles sung
  • Fricka, »Walküre«
    by R. Wagner
  • Amneris, »Aida«
    by G. Verdi
  • Ulrica, »Un ballo in maschera«
    (italian, german) by G. Verdi
  • 3rd Lady, »Magic Flute«
    by W. A. Mozart
  • Dora K., »Benjamin«
    by Peter Ruzicka
  • Birsen Güner, »Gegen die Wand«
    by Ludger Vollmer
  • 3rd wood sprite, »Rusalka«
    (german) by A. Dvoràk
  • Sorceress & Second witch,
    »Dido and Aeneas« by H. Purcell
  • Berta Bartolotti »Konrad oder
    Das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse«
    by Giesbert Näther
  •  Maddalena, Giovanna,
    Contessa Ceprano, Paggio
    »Rigoletto« (italian, german)
    by G. Verdi
  • Knusperhexe & Hänsel,
    »Hänsel und Gretel«
    by E. Humperdinck
  • Dorabella »Così fan tutte«
    (german after H. Levi)
    by W. A. Mozart
  • CONCERT:
  • A. Dvorák, »Stabat mater«,
    Alto
  • F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
    »Paulus«,
    Alto
  • F. Schubert,
    »Missa in C«, Alto
  • A. Bruckner,
    »Requiem«, Alto
  • G. F. Händel,
    »Messias«, Alto
  • Giacomo Pergolesi,
    »Stabat Mater«, Alto
  • Georgs Pelecis,
    »In Honour of Henry Purcell«,
    3. Mezzo-Soprano
  • F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
    »Walpurgis Night«,
    Old women
  • F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
    »A Midsummer Night’s Dream«,
    2nd wood sprite
  • C. Saint-Saëns,
    »Oratorio de Noël«,
    Mezzo-Soprano & Alto
  • L.v.Beethoven, »Symphony No. 9«, Alto
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart,
    »Missa Brevis in F«, Alto
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart,
    »Sparrow Mass«, Alto
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart,
    »Coronation Mass«, Alto
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart,
    »Organ Solo Mass«, Alto
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart,
    »Waisenhausmesse«, Alto
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart,
    »Litaniae Lauretanae«, Alto
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart,
    »Alma Dei Creatoris«, Alto
  • Joseph Schnabel,
    »Regina Coeli«, Alto
  • Johann Ernst Eberlin,
    »Missa in C«, Alto
Roles completely studied
  • Preziosilla, »La forza del destino« (italian)
    by G. Verdi
  • Mother, »Hänsel und Gretel«
    by E. Humperdinck
  • Erda, »Rheingold«
    by R. Wagner
  • Waltraute, »Götterdämmerung«
    by R. Wagner
  • Eboli, »Don Carlo« (italian)
    by G. Verdi
  • Azucena, »Il Trovatore« (italian)
    by G. Verdi
  • Fenena, »Nabucco« (italian)
    by G. Verdi
  • Carmen, »Carmen« (french)
    by G. Bizet
  • Dame, »Cardillac«
    by P. Hindemith
  • Adalgisa, »Norma« (italian)
    by V. Bellini
  • Suzuki, »Madama Butterfly« (italian)
    by G. Puccini
  • Dorabella, »Così fan tutte« (italian)
    by W. A. Mozart
  • Sesto, »La clemenza di Tito« (italian)
    by W. A. Mozart
  • Cherubino »Le nozze die Figaro« (italian)
    by W. A. Mozart
  • Sesto, »Giulio Cesare« (italian)
    by G. F. Händel
  • CONCERT:
  • Klaus Rothaupt, »Passion nach dem Evangelisten Lukas«, Alto
  • G. P. Telemann, »Wer ist, der dort von Edom kömmt«
    (Kantate TWV 1:1584)
  • G. Rossini, »Stabat Mater«,
    Soprano 2
  • W. A. Mozart, »C-Moll Messe«
    (KV 427), Soprano 2
  • G. Verdi, »Messa da Requiem«,
    Mezzo-Soprano
  • J. Brahms, »Alto-Rhapsody«, Alto
Roles partially studied (selection)
  • Kundry, »Parsifal«
    by R. Wagner
  • Leonora, »La Favorita« (italian)
    by G. Donizetti
  • Dalila, »Samson et Dalila« (french)
    by C. Saint-Saëns
  • Rosina, »Il Barbiere di Sevilla« (italian)
    by G. Rossini
  • Octavian, »Der Rosenkavalier«
    by R. Strauss
  • Niklausse, »Les contes d’Hoffmann« (french)
    by J. Offenbach
  • Charlotte, »Werther« (french)
    by J. Massenet

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