In 2012 I was prize winner of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Competition and I was selected to sing the role of the Countess Nowalska in Millöcker’s famous operetta, The Beggar student. Georg Menskes conducted the orchestra of the State Theater of Braunschweig and Detlef Soelter was the stage director. The performance was called semi-staged, but only because of the lack of the scenery: it was an open-air event, presented in the inner courtyard of the Rheinsberg Palace, where we had a really narrow stage. Since the premier came to fruition in a coproduction with the State Theater Braunschweig, six further performances will follow in the 2012/2013 theatrical season. See some photos below, costumes and wigs by Matty Withoot.