"...the palm here goes to the mezzo Silke Gäng's rich, silky singing of Anastasio; in "Vedrò con mio diletto" (Act 1), arguably the finest aria in the opera, Gäng unhesitatingly seizes the moment to produce singing of quite glorious freeedom and sensitivity."
- Opera, Brian Robins, Dec.2018 -
In 2016/17, mezzo-soprano Silke Gäng will be touring Europe and the USA with the Venice Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Andrea Marcon, singing Abra in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans, with concerts in New York (Carnegie Hall), Urbana (Krannert Center), London (Barbican) and Brussels (Palais de Beaux Arts). Further engagements include the role of Annio in La clemenza di Tito and the recording of Parnasso in Festa by Handel, together with La Cetra Basel and Andrea Marcon with concerts in Amsterdam (Concertgebouw) and Basel.
In season 2017/18 she is part of a new production of L’Orfeo by Monteverdi as Messagiera and Proserpina. She will be a guest at Festival Wissembourg/France and also give her debut with Kammerorchester Basel.
In 2015/2016 she gave song recitals at the Lucerne Festival, Lavaux Festival and at Heidelberger Frühling alongside Thomas Hampson, among others. She also recorded several CD’s, including the role of Imilee in a world premiere of J.D. Heinichen’s forgotten Baroque opera Flavio Crispo, with the Il Gusto Barocco Stuttgart Baroque Orchestra under the Baton of Jürg Halubek and debuted in Venice/Italy with Gloria by Vivaldi.
In 2015 Gäng returned to Theater Basel, including Juditha in Juditha Triumphans, as Nérine in Charpentier’s Médée, and was a guest as a singer and speaker in various concerts at the Davos Festival - young artists in concert.
In 2013/14 she took part in Wagner’s Parsifal as Klingsor’s Flowermaid(II/3), Voice from Above and 2nd Esquire at Theatre Freiburg and Royal Theatre of Norwich.
2011/12 she sang the role of Susette Gontard in G.F. Haas’ Hölderlin Opera Nacht at Lucerne Festival and Gare du Nord Basel.
She worked with directors like Frank Hilbrich, Sebastian Nübling and Nicolas Brieger and conductors including Andrea Marcon, Ton Koopman, Jürg Halubek and Fabrice Bollon.
Other highlights from recent years include performances at Salzburg Festival and Stattstheater Stuttgart (Judith), Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Handel Festival in Halle, Schwetzingen Festival (Parnasso in Festa), Liederhalle Stuttgart (Messiah), Theater Basel (Dido and Aeneas, The fairy queen), Theater Freiburg and the Royal Theatre of Norwich (Parsifal), among others. She was a Heidelberger Frühling scholarship holder in 2012 and had the honour to work with artists like Graham Johnson, Thomas Hampson, Brigitte Fassbaender, Anne Sofie von Otter and Wolfram Rieger.
Silke Gäng grew up in Freiburg/Germany and studied singing at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel/Switzerland. She has won various international awards, including at the V. International Ernst Haefliger Competition 2014.