"(...) Flosshilde of the rich-voiced Brazilian contralto Kismara Pessatti being especially memorable."
Graham Williams, HRAudio.net
Das Rheingold, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
The Brazilian mezzo-soprano Kismara Pezzati has established herself on international stages as a charismatic and versatile soloist.
She has portrayed Carmen in Remscheid, Orfeo in São Paulo, Erda (The Rheinegold and Siegfried's Idyll) in Essen, Schwertleite (Die Walküre) in Barcelona, Maddalena in Saint Étienne, Mary (The Flying Dutchman) in Geneva, Caen, Zurich, Bari, and Luxembourg, Filippyevna (Eugene Onegin) in Zurich and St. Gallen, and the solo contralto part EROBERUNG VON MEXIKO by Rihm in Cologne. She recently made her debut in the lead role Unbekannte III in the world premiere of DER TRAUM VON DIR by Dayer in Zurich and as Ms. Quickly in Falstaff at the Opera de Colombia in Bogotá. Her repertoire also includes Amneris in Aida and Dalila in Samson et Dalila.
In addition to her success on the opera stage, Kismara Pezzati is in high demand as a symphonic repertoire singer. She has performed as a soloist in Mahler's Symphonies 2 and 8 in Bogotá and Duisburg, Hartman's Symphony No. 1 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Wagner-Henze's Wesendoncklieder in Geneva, De Falla's El Amor Brujo in Amsterdam and Stuttgart, Berio's Folksongs in Bogotá, Handel's Messiah in Essen, J.S. Bach's St. John Passion in Moscow, Bach's Mass in B Minor and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in Caracas, Mendelssohn's Elias oratorio in Milan, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in Prague, A. Honegger's Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher in Caracas and Stuttgart, and Mozart and Verdi Requiems in Baden-Baden and Neuchatel.
Recent engagements include her return to the Cologne Opera for her debut as Wesener's alte Mutter in Zimmermann's opera Die Soldaten, as well as performances as Blumenmädchen and Stimme aus der Höhe in Wagner's Parsifal under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle at the Baden-Baden Festival and in Berlin with the Berlin Philharmonic.
Kismara has performed in many major theaters and concert halls, including the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berliner Philharmonie, Liederhalle Stuttgart, KKL Luzern, Tonhalle Zürich, Royal Festival Hall in London, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo, Theatro Municipal in São Paulo, Sala São Paulo, Teatro Amazonas in Manaus, and the International House of Music in Moscow.
The development of her voice and career is documented in several recordings, such as Der Ring des Nibelungen under Janowski's direction, Hartmann's Symphony No. 1 conducted by Stenz, as well as DVDs for the Zurich Opera House (Rigoletto and Tiefland, among others). She has performed with famous and important artists such as Helmuth Rilling, Lorin Maazel, Ralf Weikert, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Franz Welser-Möst, Christoph von Dohnányi, Patrick Fournillier, Nello Santi, Ingo Metzmacher, Bertrand de Billy, Vladimir Jurowski, Marek Janowski, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.