Interview

Where do I come from
Strasbourg, France.
Why do I sing?
At the age of 10 I discovered Mozart’s operas and Italian opera and immediately tried to sing the parts. Impatient as I was, I started with the Contessa ...
And what do I like apart from singing?
Walking, swimming, cooking ... and my second passion besides music is cinematography: I am particularly interested in the American genre "Film noir" of the 1950s and 1960s.
My own personal musical highlight?
In 2019 there were two. the role of Margarita in the opera L'Ancêtre and the role of Thérèse in The Breasts of Tiresias
My motto?
Always think positively, always remain positive, every problem has a solution!

Biography

The French soprano Milena Bischoff started her vocal training at the Conservatoire de la musique et de la danse in her hometown of Strasbourg.

As part of her studies, she participated in a production by the Opéra National du Rhin and was one of the three servant women in ‘Aladin et la Lampe merveilleuse’.

In 2014 she continued her vocal training at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich in the class taught by Prof. Christiane Iven, completing her studies with a Bachelor of Music in 2018.

During this time she received scholarships from the foundation Live Music Now and the Deutscher Bühnenverein.

In May 2015 Milena Bischoff was a soloist in the musical project ‘Gradus ad parnassum’ by Bernd Redmann in collaboration with the Ballettakademie München; in the operatic sphere at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München she performed the role of Barbarina in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ in 2015, Lucia in Britten’s ‘The Rape of Lucretia’ in 2016, and Cleopatra in Handel’s ‘Giulio Cesare’ in 2017.

In 2018 then Milena Bischoff had her debut in the role of Ähnchen in C.M. von Weber’s opera ‘Der Freischütz’ at the Opernakademie Bad Orb. She also gave concerts at the MelosLogos festival in Weimar.

Since the winter semester of 2018, she has been studying for her Master’s degree in musical theatre/singing (opera) at the Theaterakademie August Everding in Munich and she continues to attend the vocal class given by Christiane Iven.

In 2019 she sang the role of Margarita in the Saint-Saëns production of ‘L’Ancêtre’ together with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester as well as the title role in ‘Les mamelles de Tirésias’ by Poulenc. In March 2020 she will be Tytania in Britten’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, performed at the Prinzregententheater.

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MILENA BISCHOFF sings “Caro nome” by Giuseppe Verdi