Clear. Versatile. Unique.
Larissa Wäspy is a vocal shape-shifter. The congenial and highly versatile soprano regularly inspires audiences and the art world with her clarity of expression and her enormous radiance on stage. Whether as the Sandman or as Helena, Larissa Wäspy is adaptable and versatile and fills each of her roles with the full power of her personality.
The soprano started taking private singing lessons at the age of 11. In 2006, she continued her early development and vocal training at her parents’ home and in her local area with vocal studies at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe, where she studied with Maria Venuti, Klaus Dieter Kern, Ingrid Haubold and Professor Christiane Libor. In 2009 she began her studies in opera vocal performance at the Institut für Musiktheater (Karlsruhe), where she graduated in 2014 with a master’s degree. This was complemented by additional master classes with Brigitte Seidler-Winkler, Anne Le Bozec, Regina Werner and Marlis Petersen.
In 2003 she won the 2nd prize in the federal state-level competition Jugend musiziert. Her first roles came early on: Larissa Wäspy was from 2003 to 2006 a member of the choir at the Young Opera at Staatsoper Stuttgart, where she appeared in Haydn’s The Travelling Ceres and Shostakovich’s Moscow, Cheryomushki. In addition, Larissa Wäspy sang solo parts in the commissioned works Erwin, the natural talent by Mike Svoboda and Träumer by Matthias Heep. She also played Gretchen in Busoni’s Doctor Faust at the Staatsoper Stuttgart.
The Soprano’s Versatile Range
Larissa Wäspy’s repertoire is broad. Besides roles like Zerbinetta from Ariadne auf Naxos, Adele in Fledermaus, Cunégonde in Candide and Morgana in Alcina, she also played Helena in the university production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2010.
The soprano was a member of the opera studio of the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe from 2011-12 to 2013-14. Here she sang parts including Héloise (Bluebeard), Countess Ceprano/Page (Rigoletto), the shepherd (Tannhäuser), Frasquita (Carmen), Papagena (The Magic Flute), Yvette (The Passenger), Barbarina (The Marriage of Figaro), Ida (Fledermaus), Xenia (Boris Godunow), Max (Wo die wilden Kerle wohnen), First Niece (Peter Grimes), Kleines Vrenchen (Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe), Taumännchen (Hansel and Gretel) and Feklusha (Katja Kabanova) .
Larissa Wäspy is a scholarship holder at the Hildegard Zadek Foundation.
In 2013 she played the First Niece in Peter Grimes at the Hamburg State Opera.
It was as the Sandman and the Dew Fairy in Hansel
and Gretel that the soprano made her debut at the Semperoper Dresden. In
2016-17 she appeared as Snow White in the new production of the same name and
as Yvette in The Passenger.
At the beginning of 2019, she sang the role of Barbarina at the Hamburg State Opera.
In June and September 2019, she will appear at the Hamburg State Oprea as Wawa in Moscow, Cheryomushki.