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Hildegard Zadek Foundation


I was incredibly happy to win first prize in the International Hilde Zadek Singing Competition; it was motivating, inspiring and encouraging. I would like to thank the Hildegard Zadek Foundation from the bottom of my heart for their great support for my musical and artistic development. Participating in the Opera Studio at the Vienna State Opera is a very important and valuable stage in my musical education. Here, I can learn and practice a wide range of skills: musical, vocal, stylistic, phonetic and scenic.

As part of the opera studio, I had numerous master classes and lessons with such wonderful musicians as Michael Kraus, Linda Watson, Daniela Fally, Adrian Eröd, Bo Skovhus, Camilla Nylond, Louise Alder, Helmut Deutsch.

During the last season, I appeared on the stage of the Vienna State Opera as Vertraute (Elektra, R. Strauss) and as Second Flower Girl (Parsifal, R. Wagner); at the Volksoper Wien, I performed as Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute, W.A. Mozart) and Morning Bird (Leyla and Medjnun, D. Glanert). I have also sung in various Opera Studio concerts.

I am so grateful that the Hildegard Zadek Foundation is sponsoring my place at the Opera Studio this season! I am working with great enthusiasm and hope to do justice to the confidence placed in me. I would be very happy if I could invite the members of the foundation to one of my performances.”

Anna Nekhames
Hildegard Zadek Foundation scholarship holder 2021/22