V2295. Ruth Ziesak, w.Gerold Huber (Pf.): Canzonetten - Selected Songs (Haydn). (Germany) Capriccio CAP 5025, recorded 2008, incl.Brochure w.texts in German & English. - 845221050256
“In the early 1990's, soprano Ruth Ziesak quickly established an international career in lyric soprano operatic roles, and as a song recitalist and concert singer. In 1988 she joined the roster of the Stadttheater of Heidelberg, then in 1990 she moved to the Deutsche Oper am Rhein of Düsseldorf-Duisberg. In that year, she also won First Prize in the Lieder category of the Hertogenbosch Competition. She made her début as a Lieder recitalist in 1991 at the Vienna Konzerthaus.
In 1991, she sang the role of Pamina in Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE at the Salzburg Festival under the direction of Sir Georg Solti. This highly successful performance brought her to international attention. Within the next two years, she débuted at La Scala, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the German State Opera in Berlin, the Dresden Semperoper, the Stuttgart Opera, Teatro Communale of Florence, and the Vienna State Opera. In 1993, she sang at the Bastille Opera of Paris for the first time, as Susanna in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. Her Hamburg State Opera début was in the same year, as the Baroness in DER WILDSCHÜTZ by Lortzing. Other major operatic roles include Ännchen in Weber's DER FREISCHÜTZ and Sophie in Strauss' DER ROSENKAVALIER. Her London début was as Ighino in PALESTRINA by Hans Pfitzner, at Covent Garden.
She is a frequent Lieder recitalist, singing in many major cities of the world. Lieder recordings that Ziesak has made include songs of Wolf, Strauss, Debussy, Reimann, Schubert, and Zemlinsky. She also sings regularly in concerts with leading orchestras. These have included the Orchestre de Paris, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
She also appears in major festivals in Europe (Salzburg, Berlin Festival, Frankfurt Festival, the Ludwigsburger Festival) and in Japan.”
- Joseph Stevenson, allmusic.com