The Lotus Flower; That Blushing Bride…

Wed. August 5th

7:30 pm (CET)
1:30 pm (EST)

Admission 20 €
Reduced 10 €
Streaming 10 €

Festival Pass 110 €
Streaming Pass 55 €

The Lotus Flower; That Blushing Bride…

An outstanding young singer at ZWERG: after success at the International Hugo Wolf Academy Stuttgart Lied competition, emerging artist Anna Avdalyan joins Marcelo Amaral to present lieder by Schumann, Schubert and Wolf.

Anna Avdalyan, soprano
Marcelo Amaral, piano


Robert Schumann (1810–1856)

Aus „Myrthen Op.25“
Der Nussbaum (Mosen)
Jemand (Burns/Gerhard)
Die Lotosblume (Heine)
Lied der Suleika (Willemer)
Die Hochländer-Witwe (Burns/Gerhard)
Lied der Braut l (Rückert)
Lied der Braut ll (Rückert)
Hochländisches Wiegenlied (Burns/Gerhard)
Weit,weit (Burns/Gerhard)
Im Westen (Burns/Gerhard)
Aus den „Östlichen Rosen“ (Rückert)

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

Mignon‘s Gesänge aus Goethe‘s „Wilhelm Meister“
Kennst du das Land (Goethe) D.321
Nur wer de Sehnsucht kennt D.877
Heiß mich nicht reden D.726
So lasst mich scheinen D.727

Nachthymne (Novalis) D687

Hugo Wolf (1860–1903)

Unfall (Eichendorff)
Die Kleine (Eichendorff)
An eine Äolsharfe (Mörike)
Das verlassene Magdlein (Mörike)
Elfenlied (Mörike)
Waldmädchen (Eichendorff)


Anna Avdalyan
Marcelo Amaral | Foto: R.Pfisterer

Anna Avdalyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1995. There, she studied musicology at the Komitas State Music College from 2013-2016.

In October 2016 Anna began her vocal studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree with honors in June 2019, and now continue her studies in the Master in Opera under the guidance of her voice teacher, Prof. Ulrike Sonntag.

Between 2006 and 2015, Anna toured Europe, the USA, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Russia as part of the ensemble: New Names of Armenia. In 2015, she appeared as a soloist with the Our Lady of Armenia Choir for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica.

At the age of 18 she became a permanent member of the Professional State Chamber Choir of Armenia under the direction of Robert Mlkeyan. Concert tours with this ensemble (frequently as a soloist) have led her to many important venues, such as the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and the Megaro Mousikis Concert Hall in Athens.

In 2013 she won the 1st prize in the International Renaissance Competition in Gyumri. In 2016, she performed her first lead role on stage as “the cuckoo” in Azat Manukyan’s fairy tale opera Chari Verj in Yerevan. In Stuttgart, she has participated in masterclasses with Margreet Honig, Peter Berne,Thomas Seyboldt, Burkhard Kehring.

Anna is very active as both a recital singer and as a concert soprano, singing in prominent concert halls , e.g., Mozart Requiem in the Liederhalle with the Philharmonia Chor Stuttgart under the direction of Prof. Johannes Knecht.

Hailed by The New York Times as “a superlative accompanist”, Brazilian pianist Marcelo Amaral has gained a reputation as a sought-after accompanist of singers and instrumentalists alike.

Winner of the Pianist Prize at the 2009 International Robert Schumann Song Competition, he has performed with numerous internationally renowned artists including Janina Baechle, Olaf Bär, Juliane Banse, Daniel Behle, John Chest, Layla Claire, Ronan Collett, Sarah Connolly, Roxana Constantinescu, Melanie Diener, Veronika Eberle, Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, Soile Isokoski, Michaela Kaune, Jochen Kupfer, Sophie Marilley, Íride Martínez, Nils Mönkemeyer, Christoph Pohl, Christoph Pregardien, Daniel Röhn, Edicson Ruiz, Tobias Scharfenberger, Birgid Steinberger, Roman Trekel, Michael Volle, Matthias Winckhler und dem Alfama Quartet.

His collaboration with soprano Carolina Ullrich has led to both a song album for GENUIN Records in 2012 entitled Emoción, as well as a critically acclaimed tour of the United States which included appearances at New York City’s Merkin Hall and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Recent debuts at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg were highly praised and several of his collaborations have been broadcast on the BBC, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Deutschland Radio Kultur, WDR/Arte, and Radio France. He has appeared at numerous festivals including Montpellier Festival, Mozarteum Sommerakademie, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Europäisches Musikfest, International Art Song Festival, Ravinia Festival, Tuscan Sun Festival, Festival de Marvão and Oxford Lieder Festival, among others.

A graduate of both the Cleveland Institute of Music and Indiana University, he has worked together with and received guidance from such eminent artists as Elly Ameling, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Rudolf Jansen, Malcolm Martineau, Olga Radosavljevich, Andras Schiff, Peter Schreier and Roger Vignoles.
In addition, he studied German Lied Interpretation with renowned pianist Helmut Deutsch at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.

A passionate teacher of song interpretation, Marcelo was invited to teach at the Master Class Series at the Internationale Hugo Wolf Akademie in Stuttgart, where he is on the artistic advisory board.

Since 2014 he has been Professor for German Lieder and Song interpretation at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg.


Odeon der SMTT Sindelfingen
Wolboldstraße 21
71063 Sindelfingen

Handicap accessible

Public transportation: take S-Bahn S60 to Bahnhof Sindelfingen, and walk about 12 minutes to Odeon; or, take bus to Marktplatz, and walk about 3 minutes to Odeon.

Parking: Underground parking structures labeled: “Marktplatz”, “Rathaus” and “Stadthalle.”