Born in New York, soprano Claudia Visca graduated from the acclaimed Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she studied with Anna Moffo's teacher, Eufemia Giannini. A Fulbright Scholarship took her to the Hochschule fur Musik Wien where she finished her education under the direction of Ks. Hilde Rossel-Majdan and Anton Dermota.
During her long stage career, Claudia Visca guested in more than 25 opera houses in Europe, among them those in Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, Geneva, Munich, Vienna, and Zürich. In over 2,000 performances, she appeared in more than 75 roles in operas, operettas, and musicals as well as in concerts.
Claudia Visca has worked with renowned conductors, stage directors, and artists, including Eugene Ormandy, Gustav Kuhn, Istvan Kertesz, Miguel Gomez-Matinez, Helmut Müller-Brühl, Hanns-Martin Schneidt, Sandor Vegh, Peter Gülke, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, Pina Bausch, John Dew, Pet Halmen, Christine Mielitz, Wolfgang Weber, Sammy Molcho, Marcel Prawy, Bruno Canino, Rudolf Serkin, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Günther von Kannen, Yo-Yo Ma, Siegfried Palm, Richard Stolzmann, members of the Guarneri Quartet, Edith Mathis, Agnes Baltsa, Placido Domingo, José Carreras, Hartmut Welker, Thomas Tipton and Josef Protschka. A highlight of Claudia Visca's career was to sing Maria in West Side Story conducted by the composer, Leonard Bernstein.
From 2000 to 2003, Claudia Visca was voice professor at the Cologne University of Music. In 2003, she became a professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Claudia Visca has given master classes in vocal technique and interpretation in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, and the United States.
Her students are winners of international competitions and are engaged in major opera houses all over the world, including those in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bologna, Geneva, Glyndebourne, Hamburg, Italy, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Prague, Vienna, and Warsaw.
Vocal Master Classes
Repertoire: Arias of operas and operettas, as well as the art song and oratorio repertoire, ensemle Age limit: 19 to 38 years old Accompanying: during the singing lessons is free of charge. Course Language: English, German Course Structure: Every participant will receive 3 lessons of 60 minutes each.
Prof. Visca & Prof. Muus Course for Opera Auditions
Repertoire: Repertoire of Opera Auditions Age limit : 19 to 38 years old Accompanying: TBA Course Language: English, German Course Structure: TBA