Multifaceted female characters in song, opera and chanson: Soprano Britta Glaser interprets the favorites of classical music by Benjamine Kolbe, who in her early years wanted to become an opera singer herself, such as the famous opening of Leonore in Beethoven’s „Fidelio“ in the Sculpture Garden. She is accompanied on the piano by Byron Knutson.
Soprano Britta Glaser studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig, the Royal Academy of Music London, the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and privately in Florence and Rome. Guest engagements have taken her to the Leipzig Opera, the Landestheater Altenburg/Gera, the Hamburg State Opera/Opera Stabile, the Heidenheim Opera Festival, the Oldenburg State Theater, the Aachen Theater and many renowned concert venues.
Byron Knutson studied piano, conducting, composition, acting and art history in his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada, and in the USA. After graduating from the prestigious College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, he was appointed visiting professor of song interpretation at Albion College in Michigan.
In 1999 he moved to Europe, where he received engagements as a repetiteur and conductor in Kiel, Halle (Saale) and Augsburg. Most recently, he directed the opera studio at the Komische Oper Berlin. In 2015 he followed a call to the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin as professor for musical study direction.