Iris Vermillion

Born 1960

Iris Vermillion



In 2008, Iris Vermillion was awarded the German theatre prize “Der Faust” for her outstand ing success in the new production of Penthesilea at the Dresden Semperoper. The mezzo-soprano is a much soughtafter guest at prominent opera-houses, such as the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Bavarian State Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Semperoper Dresden, and La Scala in Milan. Her repertoire includes such roles as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, Fricka and Waltraute in Der Ring des Nibelungen, as well as Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde. 

In addition to numerous concerts in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Vienna, Tokyo, Madrid, and Barcelona, Iris Vermillion also performs at the Salzburg Festival. She is in particular demand for performances of Mahler’s symphonies and song cycles.  

She receives regular invitations to perform with major orchestras, such as the Berlin and Munich Philharmonic Orchestras, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Concert-gebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, the Orchestre de Paris, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, as well as the Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras.

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