Of highest note

When speaking of the central repertoire of a coloratura soprano, besides the roles of  the Queen of the night, Konstanze, Olympia and Zerbinetta, also Fiakermilli of Richard Strauss's "Arabella" is to be considered. It is this last role that until now had been missing in the spectrum of record-breaking Cornelia Götz who occupies a special position amongst the singers with her over 800 performances as Mozart's flaming Queen. This is the reason why the artist, born near Stuttgart, celebrates her long time overdue debut at the "Arabella" premiere in Nürnberg. The general musical director Marcus Bosch will conduct, Andreas Baesler is the stage director and Ekaterina Godovanets will sing the title role. After the premiere on 1 February 2014, there will be further representations until 7 May 2014 at the Staatstheater Nürnberg. 

Fiakermilli is a historical figure from the monarchic Vienna of the 19th century. Her trill and vocal cascades were a sensation at numerous events. Richard Strauss made a virtuosic jewel out of this real character and destined it for an outstanding singer – such as Cornelia Götz is one.