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Born in London, soprano Morenike Fadayomi first trained in dance at the Colombo Dance Factory in Zurich before taking singing lessons with Prof. Mag. U. Preier-Raunacher in Vienna. From 1993 to 1996 she was a soloist at the Stadttheater Basel, and since the 1997/98 season she has been an ensemble member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Her repertoire includes roles such as Lady Macbeth (Verdi "Macbeth"), Senta (Wagner "Der fliegende Holländer"), Empress (R. Strauss "Die Frau ohne Schatten"), Chrysothemis (R. Strauss "Elektra"), Marta (d'Albert "Tiefland"), Emilia Marty (Janáček "The Makropulos Affair"), Katerina Ismailova (Shostakovich "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk"), Renata (Prokofiev "The Fiery Angel") and Rosalinde (J. Strauss Sohn "Die Fledermaus"), Hanna Glawari (Lehár "Die lustige Witwe"), Saffi (J. Strauss Sohn "Der Zigeunerbaron"), Bess (Gershwin "Porgy and Bess"), Santuzza (Mascagni "Cavalleria Rusticana"), 3. Norn (Wagner "Götterdämmerung"), Kundry (Wagner "Parsifal") and, among many other roles, Hexe (Humperdinck "Hänsel und Gretel"). Morenike Fadayomi has also appeared in the title roles of Puccini's "Tosca" and "Turandot", Verdi's "Aida", R. Strauss' "Salome", Bellini's "Norma", Catalani's "La Wally", Dvorák's "Rusalka", Janáček's "Katja Kabanova", and Bizet's "Carmen". International guest appearances have taken her to Amsterdam, Vienna, Rome, Turin, Toulouse, São Paulo, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, and others. In the 2022/23 season, Morenike Fadayomi can be seen at Deutsche Oper am Rhein as Marquise de Berkenfield in Donizetti's "La fille du régiment", Gabriella in "Als wir nicht wussten wer wir waren" (Misha Cvijović), Lunete in Eggert's "Iwein Löwenritter" and again as a witch.