Beatrice Villiger, is a soprano spinto with a wide Opera, Chamber and Church Music repertoire. She took her first steps on stage performing Annina (La Traviata) at the famous Opera Festival Avenches, Switzerland, then she enjoyed to sing Flora (Traviata), Berta (Barbiere di Siviglia) and Zweite Dame (The Magic flute) in freelance productions. The young swiss soprano has performed, as a concert singer or as an opera singer in various countries, including Italy, France, Germany, USA, China, where she went on tour with Mozart masterpieces, and India, where she also got the opportunity to give an International Masterclass.
As a freelance singer, Beatrice has performed with various orchestras among them the International Menuhin Muisc Academy Orchestra (IMMA – Artistic direction Liviu Prunaru), Geneva Sinfonietta and the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra (director Lonnie Klein). Under the leadership of conductors such as Philippe Bach, Sarah Danielle-Grosskopf or Bennoît Willemann, she successfully performed Puccini, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven concert arias. As a member of the ADLER Trio, Opera Viva Ensemble and Oper’Harpe she enjoys concerts as a chamber music singer, and has been invited, with the Duo SONaare, to perform at the Festival Le Bois qui Chante in Château d’Oex and at the Amis des Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad. Andrea Ferrante, composer, dedicate to her voice and this ensemble the aria Il vento scrive. With AlpOpus she mashes up opera, swiss folclore and yodeling with great succes : Good music has no borders ! 2012 Beatrice Villiger performed at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad with the ensemble Salto Cello. She performs on a regular basis at the New Years Music Festival Gstaad and collaborates on various projects with San Diego based Pacific Art Society. With her collegue Alessandra Boër, she was invited to sing her sacred music program around Franz Lachners Stabat Mater, in churches all around Switzerland. Beatrice Villiger was seen live on television in the broadcast of the catholic Mass on august 15 2011. She is the artistic director of Bois qui Chante Festival Château-d’Oex, Switzerland.
Always looking for new experiences, she got the opportunity to follow Masterclasses with Cecilia Bartoli and Giancarlo Bisanti. She first studied singing in Lausanne, with Ioana Bentoiu, and graduated with a distinction from the Institut de Ribaupierre. During her musical studies she also visited a theatre school and an opera studio, and acquainted herself intensively with roles from the classical, romantic and modern operatic repertoire (Vitellia, Fiordiligi, Contessa, Aida, Liu, Agathe, Blanche…) Following the completion of her studies in Switzerland, she was accepted at the Academia Leoncavallo in Milan, where she continued further studies in opera with Adriana Stamenova. She completed her studies with distinction, once again, in January 2009.
Beatrice Villiger has enjoyed sharing the stage with singers such as Noëmi Nadelmann, Patricia Cioffi, Renato Bruson and Roberto Saccà.