FAILE STAGES – Female Stages Im Leben und in Liebe



The Danish mezzo-soprano is educated at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen and the Soloist Class. She has appeared on the The Royal Opera, The Royal Theatre’s new scene, Takkelloftet, and on The Funen Opera. In addition, she has been a soloist with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and Malmö Symphony Orchestra. She is a renowned singer in the classical mezzo Lied repertoire and together with pianist Kristoffer Hyldig (Bruun Hyldig Duo) she has given numerous Lied recitals all over Europe and in the USA. Together they recorded songs by O. Messiaen at NAXOS International, which were highly praised by the critics.

Hetna often features in innovative projects around classical music such as the leading role as a often singing Wagner Valkyrie in the art movie FEATURE by Shezad Dawood, shown at Tate Modern in London. Today she runs and performs in the successful opera companies Home Opera, based in Berlin, and Home Opera Switzerland.



After his studies in conducting, piano and singing at the Universities of Lübeck and Karlsruhe he worked as solo repetitor and conductor on the Opera Theatre Rostock in 2003. Beside his work as a conductor and pianist in the Opera Theatre he was active in numerous productions as pianist and singer, producing play music for Brechts Mr Puntila and his Man Matti , Kleists The Käthchen of Heilbronn, Ladies Night and many other pieces. Markus Syperek also dedicated himself intensively to a solo concert pianist, chamber musician and accompanist on many international stages as well as in radio and television (NDR, RBB, BR). He achieved numerous prizes, among other things, 1st prize Bundeswettbewerb Jugend musiziert and the European music prize for the Jugend der EMCY. Since 2006 he has been a free-lance pianist, conductor, composer, arranger and repetitor with theatres in Berlin (Theater am Kurfürstendamm, Schlossparktheater, Kabarett “Die Distel”), in Rostock (Volkstheater), Kiel (Schauspielhaus), Braunschweig (Staatstheater), Kempten (Theater in Kempten), Halle (Oper Halle) and Baden-Baden (Festspielhaus).