Samantha Gaul Portrait
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Samantha Gaul

Samantha Gaul is a member of the ensemble at Theater Freiburg, where she created the roles of Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Nannetta (Falstaff), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Musetta (La Bohème), Olympia (Hoffmann's Tales) and the title role of the German premiere of Mark Anthony Turnage's Coraline.


In the 20|21 season she will appear as Najade with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall in Budapest and at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza. Samantha Gaul will make her debut at the Philharmonie Luxembourg with Mahler's 4th Symphony under the baton of Carlo Rizzari with the Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg. In spring 2021, the young soprano will make her debut at the Schubertiade in Hohenems, where she will perform together with pianist Kit Armstrong, whose Lieder based on poems by Ulla Hahn will be premiered.


At the Theater Freiburg she will be heard for the first time this season as Ka (Mr. Emmet Takes A Walk), Ännchen (Der Freischütz) and Rosée-du-Soir (Le Roi Carotte).


Guest engagements have taken Samantha Gaul to the Theater Basel for the world premiere of Diodati Unendlich by Michael Wertmüller, to the Schwetzinger SWR Festival for the German premiere of Franz Ignaz Beck's baroque opera L'Isle déserte, several times to the Weilburger Schlosskonzerte, to the Rheingau Music Festival, as well as to the Staatstheater Augsburg, where she performed as Sophie Scholl (Zimmermann's White Rose), in the title role of Hartmann's Simplicius Simplicissimus, as Serpetta (La finta giardiniera) and Adina (L'elisir d'amore). She also made her debut as Najade (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Frankfurt Opera and as Musetta at the Konzerttheater Bern.


Already during her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main with Prof. Hedwig Fassbender, which she started as a young student and graduated with distinction, Samantha Gaul was able to gain first stage experiences at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, the Theater Gießen and the Munich Biennale for contemporary music theater.


Samantha Gaul studied in the master's degree program in Lied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München with KS Prof. Christiane Iven and received lessons in the Lied classes of Prof. Donald Sulzen, Fritz Schwinghammer and Tobias Truniger. Her training is complemented by master classes with Rudolf Piernay, Helmut Deutsch, Kai Wessel, Dorothee Mields and Axel Bauni, as well as by multiple participation, also with oboe and flute, in Hessian and German chamber music courses.


She has been awarded special prizes from the "Walter and Charlotte Hamel" Foundation and the German Federal Chamber of Pharmacies, among others. She also won 3rd prize at the Federal Singing Competition Berlin and is a scholarship holder of the "Richard Wagner Verband" as well as the "Da Ponte" and the "artemusica" foundation. Together with her sister Gina Gaul she was appointed Central Hessian cultural ambassador.

The Opernwelt nominated Samantha Gaul as young artist for 2018.