Ildiko Raimondi | © Julia Wesely
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Ildiko Raimondi

Univ.-Prof. for Solo VoiceDepartment Vocal StudiesPre-College
Since 2015, Ildiko Raimondi has been a university professor for solo singing at the Mozarteum University. The Austrian chamber singer and integration ambassador is not only a celebrated singer on the opera stage, but also a sought-after song interpreter and concert singer.
Ildiko Raimondi has been a member of the Vienna State Opera since 1991, where she has sung more than 50 opera roles to date. Guest performances have taken the artist to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Semperoper Dresden, the Bavarian State Opera Munich, the Zurich Opera House and the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, among others. In addition, there were concerts, radio and TV appearances in many European countries, in Japan, New York and Israel, not to forget the sacred music as part of the Schubertiade of the Wiener Musikverein or the great Bach and Haydn oratorios, in which they performed among prominent figures Conductor as a soloist. Her engagements at international festivals include the Salzburg Festival, the musical Sacra Rom, the Bregenz Festival, the Vienna Klangbogen, the Vienna Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch, the Beethoven Festival in Bonn and the Johann Strauss Music Festival Coburg.  Ildikó Raimondi devotes himself with particular preference to the music of the 20th century. Ways by Franz Schmidt, Arnold Schönberg, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Egon Welesz, Ernst Krenek, Gottfried von Einem - and contemporary music by Friedrich Cerha and Thomas Daniel Schlee, among others - are part of the repertoire of this internationally sought-after soprano. Her recitals at the Wiener Musikverein and in many cities at home and abroad, standards of interpretation and program design are set again and again. As part of a larger scientific song project, Ildikó Raimondi published the collection of 41 Goethe songs by the Czech composer Wenzel Johann Tomaschek.  Her recent projects have included recitals with the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Philharmonie Luxemburg, and concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic under Leopold Hager in Rome and with the Staatskapelle Dresden under Zubin Mehta. Under Zubin Mehta she also took part in the opening of the new opera house in Valencia as Marzelline in Beethoven's "Fidelio". Ildikó Raimondi has already appeared at the Vienna State Opera as a lady ("Cardillac"), Donna Elvira ("Don Giovanni"), Rosalinde ("Die Fledermaus"), Pamina ("Die Zauberflöte"), Alice ("Falstaff"), Musetta ("La Bohème") and in the premiere of Iván Eröd's children's opera "Pünktchen und Anton".  At the theater Ildikó Raimondi took part in the acclaimed world premiere of Tristan Schulze’s chamber opera “Premiere” in 2012. In the critical and at the same time cheerful parody of the opera business, she mimed a culture-loving woman and a virtuoso, temperamental diva. In Budapest in 2013, Ildikó Raimondi sang the Countess in "Capriccio" at the Palace of Arts Budapest and made a guest appearance as Arabella at the Hungarian State Opera in May 2014 . She recorded selected songs by Richard Strauss and Franz Schubert with the Junge Philharmonie Wien under the direction of Michael Lessky under the title “Zueignung”. Accompanied on the piano by Leopold Hager, a CD was released with songs by Wenzel Johann Tomaschek based on poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In addition, numerous CD and DVD recordings as well as radio and television recordings document her artistic work.