Born in Göttingen, soprano Lavinia Dames graduated with distinction from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, having previously studied with Prof. Faulstich at the Hanover Conservatory of Music as a student of early support for the musically gifted. She is the winner of numerous competitions. She has been an ensemble member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein since the 2014/15 season. Here she was, among other things in the Mozart roles Pamina ("The Magic Flute"), Zerlina ("Don Giovanni"), Susanna ("Le nozze di Figaro") and Servilia ("La clemenza di Tito") as well as Gretel (Humperdinck "Hansel and Gretel"), Gerda (Lange "The Snow Queen"), Frasquita (Bizet "Carmen"), Juliette Vermont (Lehár "Der Graf von Luxemburg"), Norina (Donizetti "Don Pasquale"), Galatea (Donizetti "Pygmalion"), Annabella (Schreier "Schade, dass sie eine Hure war"), Musetta (Puccini "La Bohème"), Julia (Blacher "Romeo und Julia"), Adina (Donizetti "L'elisir d'amore"), Adele (J. Strauss Sohn "Die Fledermaus") Juliette (Korngold "Die tote Stadt") and Nanetta (Verdi "Falstaff"). Guest engagements have taken her to the Komische Oper Berlin, the Royal Opera in Stockholm and the Kongelige Opera in Copenhagen, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Theater St. Gallen, the Prinzregententheater Munich and most recently the Aalto-Theater Essen.
In the 2023/24 season, Lavinia Dames will appear at Deutsche Oper am Rhein as the Flower Girl (Wagner "Parsifal"), Sophie (Strauss "Der Rosenkavalier"), Karolka (Janáček "Jenůfa"), Pamina and Gretel, among others.www.laviniadames.com