Lore Lixenberg

Recorded in London on 3rd December 2010.

Solo Voice

Lore Lixenberg has performed widely in opera, concert repertoire and music-theatre, and works with many leading composers.

She has performed internationally at many festivals including Salzburg, Lucerne, Donaueschingen, Aldeburgh, Witten, Edinburgh and Huddersfield, and at Wien Modern and Oslo Ultima. She has performed with orchestras and ensembles including the Halle, Tokyo PO, Danish National SO, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, London Sinfonietta, Klanforum Wien, Icelandic SO and Danish Royal Opera.

Lixenberg played Peaches and Baby Jane in Jerry Springer the Opera, appeared in Kombat Opera Presents and Attention Scum. She also played Millie and Death in The HaHa Hole (Richard Thomas, Stewart Lee) and has appeared regularly with Theatre de Complicite including Miss Donnithornes Maggot (Maxwell Davies) and Out of a House Walked a Man (NT)

Recital performances include Schubert Recitals in France and Japan, Eisler songs with Jonathan Powell, and also singing the role of Anna in The Seven Deadly Sins (Weill) with the Aurora Orchestra.

In 2011 she performed the role of Cousin Shelley in Anna Nicole (Turnage) in her ROH debut.


Recording Notes

The second of two, two-minute cylinders recorded in Lore’s kitchen. It was snowing outside and the weather was very cold, so I had to warm up the cylinders using a hair dryer. Lore improvised using a stack of open books that she picked up at random to inspire her vocal performance. Lore’s voice is so powerful that I had to make her stand several feet away from the recording horn.