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Soprano Simona Brüninghaus

Simona Brüninghaus, born in 1968 in Moers, received her first piano lessons from her father at the age of six. When she was sixteen she passed the "C" level examination for church musicians. After her final school leaving examination she first trained to be a speech therapist and followed this career for eight years.

Published at: 25-1-2012

Simona Brüninghaus, born in 1968 in Moers, received her first piano lessons from her father at the age of six. When she was sixteen she passed the "C" level examination for church musicians. After her final school leaving examination she first trained to be a speech therapist and followed this career for eight years. At the same time she studied singing at the Detmold music academy in Münster passing her singing examination in 1998 with special honors.

Simona Brüninghaus then took part in master classes with Roberta Alexander and Christoph Prégardien. One year after starting her study of music she made her first appearance at the opera in Münster, taking the role of the fifteen-year-old in Alban Berg's "Lulu". As from 1998 she was under contract in Detmold and sang both in the chorus and as a soloist, for example as the first boy in Mozart's "Magic Flute". She also devoted herself to concert and Lieder singing and sang in numerous oratorios.


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