German mezzo-soprano Nadine Weissmann trained at Royal Academy of Music in London and Indiana University School of Music. Following completion of her studies, she returned to Germany. As a winner of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Competition, she appeared at the festival as Clytemnestra in Gluck’s Iphigenie in Aulis in 2002. She was principal artist at Osnabrück for several seasons; following that she was a freelance artist throughout Germany, making her debut as Emilia in Verdi’s Otello at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, also appearing with the Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. She became a member of the ensemble of the German National Theater in Weimar in 2007, where she began singing Wagner’s Ring cycle, appearing as Erda in Das Rheingold and Siegfried, Schwertleite in Die Walküre, and the Second Norn and Waltraute in Götterdämmerung. She was a triple-prizewinner at the Francisco-Vinas Competition in Bareclona in 2006, taking second place and the Wagner-Prize. Her repertoire also includes Marcellina in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro, Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Annina in Richard Strauss’s Rosenkavalier, Gräfin Helfenstein in Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler, the Old Lady in Bernstein’s Candide, and Anita in Bernstein’s West Side Story. Weismann frequently performs the title role in Bizet’s Carmen, including most recently in Weimar. She may be heard as a guest artist on the recent “Duets” album with Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon. In May 2008, Weissmann makes her debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu as Schwertleite.