Austrian soprano Ute Gfrerer studied voice and acting in Los Angeles and has been a successful international soloist for the past two decades. Her career brought her to major musical centers around the world , including the Zurich Opera, the Vienna Volksoper, the Barbican Hall in London, the NHK Hall in Tokio, the Teatro National in Guatemala City, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Cologne Philharmonie and the Herkulessaal in Munich, working under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Franz Welser-Moest, HK Gruber and Thomas Hengelbrock, to name just a few.
The artist’s extensive repertory ranges from opera (Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni) to operetta (Adele in Die Fledermaus and Valencienne in The Merry Widow) , musicals (Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Maria in Jesus Christ Superstar, Eliza in My Fair Lady) as well as chansons and Lieder.
Today she is considered to be one of the best interpreters of Kurt Weill‘s music, having sung and recorded many of his works, including The Threepenny Opera, One Touch of Venus, Lady in the Dark, Marie Galante and The Seven Deadly Sins. She is also the first person to record a lost Weill song from 1930 that recently resurfaced. The Song of the Blind Girl.
She is featured in several commercial DVDs and CDs.
Ute Gfrerer has been a regular guest artist at the Kurt Weill Fest in Dessau, where she was also Artist in Residence in 2012.
She made her Salzburg Festival debut as the “Old Papagena” in the opera “The Labyrinth”.
2015 she returned to the Salzburg Festival as Polly in the Threepenny Opera with the Ensemble Modern.
Since 2005 Ute is a resident of Boston’s Northshore where she lives with her husband, her daughter and her dog. When not on tour in Europe she gives solo concerts, cabaret shows and Masterclasses for young singers in the Boston area and beyond.