Maria Weiss

VITA

TRAINING
Acting
Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, New York, USA
Opera Singing
National Conservatory „Luigi Cherubini“, Florence, ITALY
University of Music & Performing Arts, Graz, AUSTRIA

NATIONALITY
Austria

LANGUAGES | all fluent
English (American & British, Scottish in preparation), German (German, Austrian, South Austrian), Italian, French, Spanish

SPORTS
historical fencing, horse-riding, ice skating, skiing, yoga

DANCE
flamenco, ballet, tap, ballroom dancing, latin american, modern

MUSIC
mezzo-soprano (Opera, Early & Contemporary Music, especially Baroque Music, Musical), piano, organ, flute

SPECIAL SKILLS
impro, presenter, car driving license

DIRECTORS FILM
Anja Salomonowitz, Oskar Roehler, Sebastian Mayr, Christopher Schlier, Martin Aamund, Britta Krause, Phil Moran, Ronald Unterberger, George Moringer, Thomas Woschitz, Franco Zefirelli, Markus Riedl, Claus Krommer, Christian Saupper, Andreas Hutter, Markus Seilern, Quadmo Quintero, Sebastian Pfaffenbichler, Philip Kaiser, Falko Metzler, Marilie Fröhlich

 

Photograph, left © Carmen & Ingo
78
Projects

Completed

film, film music, short-film, commercials, operas, concerts.

Selection

FILM & TELEVISON

CINEMA

2021
L’Oscuro 1940 | Les Lumières 1740 · short-film · in production

2020
Einsamkeit / Krieger  ·  music-video  ·  in production

2019
HEROLD · Britta Krause

2019
AUSTRIAN AIRLINES · Quadmo Quintero

2017
UNTITLED  · documentary ·  Film Music – Wolfgang Mitterer / Soprano ·  Michael GlawoggerMonika Willi (Berlinale 2017, Diagonale 2017, etc.)

2017
FOY PORTER · music-video ·  Esther Jo Steiner (Guillaume de Machaut | favola in musica. early new music)

2016
TRAILER KITCHEN · Thomas Woschitz

2015
QUI D’AMOR ·  music-video ·  silent tapes (G. F. Händel | favola in musica. early new music)

2014
MILLIONENSHOW · Markus Riedl

2012
SPANIEN · film/drama · prostitute ·  Anja Salomonowitz (Berlinale 2012, Diagonale 2012)

2010
ANTOINE WAR NIE IN WIEN ·  short-film · woman ·  Sebastian Mayr

2010
ZEIT FÜR GERECHTIGKEIT· Markus Riedl

2010
UNSEEN ·  short film · Elizabeth/lead ·  Phil Moran

2010
ANZIEHUNGEN ·  short film · lead · Ronald Unterberger

2010
MÖMAX · lead ·  Christopher Schier

2010
AERA AWARD · lead · Claus Krommer

2009
JUD SÜSS – FILM OHNE GEWISSEN  film · fashionable lady · Oskar Roehler

2009
MEDICALE CLUE · Christian Saupper

2009
EU-WAHL · Markus Riedl

2008
WIEN ENERGIE · Andreas Hutter

2008
KREBSHILFE · Markus Seilern Aspang

2008
UNIQA · Markus Seilern Aspang

2007
LEINER · John Doe, João Lança Morais

2006
WIENERIN business-mother · George Moringer

2006
VÖSLAUER · Quadmo Quintero

2006
A1 · alpine dairywoman · Sebastian Pfaffenbichler

2006
IGLO · Phillip Kaiser

2006
HOLZ · Falko Maetzler

2006
FRUCHTZWERGE · Marilie Fröhlich

2006
STAY · music video · lead · Thomas Woschitz (Naked Lunch – Shortlisted „Film Festival Cannes“)

Selection

OPERA & THEATRE

 

Händelfestspiele Halle
„Atalanta“ / G. F. Händel | Irene | Van Rensburg / Gaigg

Donaufestwochen | “Der geliebte Adonis” / R. Keiser | Adonis | Kloibmüller / Traxler

Theater an der Rott
„Die verstellte Gärtnerin“ / W.A. Mozart | Ramiro | Konwitschny / Gaigg

 

Donaufestwochen | El imposible mayor en amor le vence Amor / S. Durón * | Júpiter | Kloibmüller / Gonçalves

 

Donaufestwochen | La Guerra de los Gigantes / S. Durón * | Palante, La Fama | Kloibmüller / Gonçalves

 

Feldkirch Festival / Montforthaus | Pedro Malazarte | Mozart Camargo Guarnieri * | Baiana | Arlaud / Hindoyan

 

Schloss Damtschach | L’Oracolo del Fato | F. Gasparini * | Aurora |  T’Hooft / Nagy

 

Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Malta | Alcina | G. F. Händel * | Bradamante | Schneider, Pölzgutter / Lieshout

 

Donaufestwochen | L’Olimpiade * | Megacle | Atzenhofer / Platzgummer

Wiener Festwochen Halle E im MuseumsQuartier | Jakob Lenz | W. Rihm * | Stimme | Castorf / Asbury

 

Montafoner Sommer | Le Cineci | C. W. Gluck * | Lisinga | Atzenhofer / Platzgummer

 

Donaufestwochen | Ottone, Re di Germania | G. F. Händel * | Gismonda | Atzenhofer / Platzgummer

 

Opera House Graz (Austria) | Cabaret / J. Kander * | Ladie (of „Two ladies“) | John Lloyd Davies, director

Selection

FILM MUSIC

 

2017
UNTITLED (Documentary ·  Film Music/ Soprano – Wolfgang Mitterer  ·  Michael GlawoggerMonika Willi (Berlinale 2017, Diagonale 2017, etc.)

Selection

AWARDS

 

Ö1 Pasticcio Prize for the solo-album „favola in musica. early new music“

CD of the day Radio Klassik (Radio Stephansdom) with the solo-album „favola in musica. early new music“