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Lydia’s unique voice blends velvety tones with a metallic edge, captivating both the public and her collaborators

Lydia Späti sang with enthusiasm already as a child and a teenager. She began her musical education at a young age at the Conservatory of Winterthur. There, she completed a preliminary study program at the same time as obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Law. After various jobs in the financial sector as well as in the “Sponsoring” department of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, she followed her heart and dedicated herself entirely to music.

Lydia studied with Prof. Frédéric Gindraux at the Hauté Ecole de Musique in Lausanne, where she completed a Master’s degree in classical singing in 2019 (Master en interprétation). After her studies, she continued her vocal development in collaboration with Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet and switched her vocal register from mezzo to soprano repertory.

During her studies, she interpreted various roles, such as Marcellina in „Le nozze di Figaro“ by W. A. Mozart, Mrs. Grose in „Turn of the Screw“ by B. Britten or the Komponist in „Ariadne auf Naxos“ by R. Strauss. In the seasons 2019/2020 and 2020/2021, she was engaged as a soloist at the Opera of Lausanne in the „Atélier pour le Jeune Public“, a program for children. Within this framework, she interpreted various arias such as the famous “Song to the Moon” of A. Dvorak’s opera Rusalka. At the Opera of Lausanne, she sang the role of Irene la de Pinto in Doña Francisquita (2020), and in October 2021, she interpreted the role of the Mère in the premiere of the opera „Le petit Chaperon Rouge“ by the swiss composer Guy-François Leuenberger.

Apart from opera, the young soprano is interested in the genre of lied and songs as well as operetta.

Thus, she has already performed with various formations, ensembles and artists with her own programs. In May 2018, she won the Concours Mahler, a Lied competition in Geneva, alongside the pianist Noémie Flèche. The duo was heard on the radio (RTS) with the program “The Truth about Love”. She also formed a guitar and singing duo with her sister Zoe and performed the program called “Canciones Españolas”. She currently performs a Lied and song program with the pianist Jacqueline Stoop.

The singer is regularly engaged as a soloist and has performed on different occasions in churches, for instance „Israel in Egypt“ by G. F. Händel under the musical direction of Leonardo Garcia Alarcon. Her repertoire also includes contemporary music. For example, she was a soloist at the premiere of the ballet „The Origin of Species“ of Jeannine Läuffer (2018). Masterclasses with Klesie Kelly, Claudia Visca und Thomas Quasthoff complete her vocal development.

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