Amélie Hois:

I spent more time at Wiener Staatsoper as a child than at home or at school. This theatre was my home for many, many years.

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by Ana Stănescu
January 30, 2023

INTRODUCTION

Amélie Hois is the perfect example of a complete artist and beyond for us! We are thrilled to bring into young artist’s attention a soprano at around the same age as their’s, who managed to take advantage of her school years and invest in her personal development, knowledge and skills. Not only can she sing, but she is also a model and actress. In this interview, she talks with Ana Stănescu about her triple life, about the importance of knowing to play an instrument, her opinion about the education system in Austria versus Italy, how she maintains her energy and remain in a good shape in order to complete all her tasks and to give results in all the fields in which she operates and so much more. Where can we see her perform? What are her future plans? Follow her on Instagram and read this beautiful conversation to find out what she is up to.

BIOGRAPHY

The young Austrian soprano Amélie Hois was born in Vienna, where she had her first experiences with classical music as a child and sang in the children’s choir of the Vienna State Opera. There she took on many soloist roles from a very young age, such as the shepherd boy in Puccini’s Tosca. At the Mozarteum University in Salzburg she studied solo singing with the famous dramatic soprano Michele Crider as well as acting. Amélie completed both her studies summa cum laude in June 2018. In addition to singing, she also studied double bass as a concert subject at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Her first roles included Rowan in The little Sweep by Benjamin Britten as a children’s opera in the Children’s Tent at the Vienna State Opera in 2011, where she also made her opera debut as Bastienne in Bastien und Bastienne by Mozart in 2013. At the age of only 14, Amélie sang the solo role of the young girl in the musical Cabaret at the Volkstheater Wien, conducted by Michael Schottenberg. Her engagements in 2021 included Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at the open-air festival Mozart at Angkor in Cambodia in Asia with Stefano Vizioli as director, Aaron Carpene as conductor, Paolo Fanale as Tamino and Giorgio Caoduro as Papageno. From January 2023, Amélie will be heard as an ensemble member at the Teatro Regio di Torino in Italy in various productions: as Bastienne in Bastien und Bastienne, as Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, as La Cameriera in Powder her Face and as Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro.

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INTERVIEW

Dear Amélie, it is a pleasure to have you interviewed for one of our most appreciated rubric, Charming Beginnings! Our young readers love to hear successful stories of artists at around the same age as theirs, to get inspired and motivated in order to become the best version of themselves. Given the facts, I am […]

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