Janice Dixon (sopraan)
The New York born soprano, JANICE DIXON attended the Aaron Copland School of Music where she completed studies in voice, piano and violin. After performing with renowned Orchestras, “New York Philharmonic”and ”American Symphony” and”in venues such as “Carnegie Hall”,Alice Tully Hall, Ms. Dixon embarked upon an extensive tour performing the role of Bess in George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” which included not only the Continent of America, but also Australia, “Spoleto Festival” in Paris, Netherlands, Switzerland and London. It was this role that brought her to “Theater des Westens” in Berlin, Germany in which she celebrated her first of many successes in the extraordinarily well received production under the direction of Prof. Götz Friedrich.
Since then she has been engaged in some of the largest and most important Opera houses in Germany such as”Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin”, “Deutsche Oper Berlin”, “Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf”, “Frankfurt Oper”,” National Theater Mannheim”, “Prinzregententheater München” and the State Theaters of Hannover, Wiesbaden, Saarbrücken and Kassel.
Her roles include among others,“Tosca”(Tosca), “Marschallin”(Der Rosenkavalier), “Senta”(Der Fliegende Holländer),”Elsa”(Lohengrin), “Sieglinde“ (Die Walküre), “Chrysothemis”(Elektra)”Ariadne”(Ariadne auf Naxos)„Abigaille”(Nabucco), “Desdemona”(Otello), “Donna Elvira”(Don Giovanni), “Fiordiligi”(Cosi fan Tutte),as well as”Lisa”(Pique Dame),”Tatjana”(Eugen Onegin) and “Eva”(Die Meistersinger).
From 2007until 2011 she appeared as “Tosca” in a new production at the State Theater, Wiesbaden under the stage direction of Ms. Sandra Leupold.
In the 2009/2010 Season in Wiesbaden, she performed in yet another brand new production in the role of “Chrysothemis (Elektra), at the Maifestspiele, as well as at the State Theater, Saarbrücken in the role of “Elsa (Lohengrin) ,“Ariadne”(Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Gärtnerplatz Theater in München and in 2011/2012 as “Marshallin” (Der Rosenkavalier) at the Opera House in Kiel.
In addition to an illustrious operatic career, Ms. Dixon is very comfortable as well in the forms of Art Song and Oratorio. She has appeared in concerts with the” Collegiate Chorale”, “Cleveland Symphony Orchestra”, “Virginia Symphony”,”Scottish Chamber Orchestra, “Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra” and “Cologne Philharmonic” and has sung in such venues among others, as “Festspielhaus Baden-Baden”, “Alten Oper Franfurt” and “Concertgebouw” Amsterdam.
Among the well known conductors with whom Ms. Dixon has worked include James Levine, Marcello Viotti, Graham Jenkins, Kenneth Montgomery, David Stahl, Peter Schneider, Adam Fischer, Oliver von Dohnany, Michael Gielen, Miguel Gomez-Martinez, Helmut Rilling and Arthur Fagen.