Biography   (engl.)







Born in London, Morenike Fadayomi was raised in London, Nigeria, and Switzerland. After completing her Dance Education at the Colombo Dance Factory in Zürich, she took up her Classical Vocal Training by her Professor Mag. U.Preier-Raunacher in Vienna.


From July 1993 to July 1996 she was a Soloist at the Stadtheater Basel (Switzerland)


Since August 1997 she is a Soloist at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf (Germany)


She has sung numorous Major Roles Internationally including the title Role of Aida (Verdi, Aida),Abigaille (Verdi, Nabucco), Lady Macbeth (Verdi, Macbeth), Violetta (Verdi, Traviatta),  Micaela and Carmen (Bizet, Carmen), Mimi (Puccini, La Boheme), Liu (Puccini, Turandot), Georgetta (Puccini, Trittico), Donna Elvira (Mozart, Giovanni), Marie (Smetana, Bartered Bride),Katarina Ismailova (Schowtakowitsch, Lady Macbeth von Mzensk), Katja Kabanova ( Janacek, Katja Kabanova), Emilia Marty (Janacek, Makropolus), Rusalka (Dvorak, Rusalka), Marta (D Albert, Tiefland), Marietta ( Korngold, Tote Stadt), Kaiserin (Strauss, Frau ohne Schatten), Salome ( Strauss, Salome), Senta (Wagner, Flying Dutchmann),


In July 2002 she was a Soloist at the prestigious Festival Aix en Provence in the World Premier of Peter Eötvös Opera Le Balcon. Having gained a reputation as a talented Singing-Actress, she was chosen for the World Premier in Vienna March 2003 of another contemporary Composer Franz Kogelmann for the Opera Fear Death by Water.


Also a most sought after performer of the Role of BESS from Gershwins Opera Porgy and Bess in 2010 she completed a return engagement with the Washington National Opera after having premiered there as BESS in 2005, after which she was engaged by Placido Domingo to repeat her success at the Los Angeles Opera in 2007 and the Chacago Lyric Opera in 2008.


In 2011 she sang the title Role of Salome at the Komische Oper Berlin, at the Volksoper Vienna and at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf. In Düsseldorfs season 2013/2014 she has been performing the Roles of Tosca (Puccini, Tosca), Chyrosothemis (Strauss, Elektra), and has made her debut as Norma (Bellini, Norma), and also performed the Role of Wally (Catalani, La Wally), at the Grand Theatre de Geneve, a role she also premiered 2005 at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf.


The season 2014/2015 she sang the premier of a new production of Aida (Verdi, Aida), and also performed the roles of Tosca (Puccini, Tosca), and Georgetta (Puccini, Tabarro) in Düsseldorf. She also premiered the Role of Renata from the Opera Prokofjiev, The Fiery Angel at the Antonin Dvorak Theatre in Ostrava and at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. And with the Barkheimer Tour (Harlem Opera) she again performed the Role of BESS in the Opera Houses in  'Geneva, Breda (Festival) Amsterdam and Toulouse.


In the season 2015/2016 she will again be performing the Roles of Aida (Verdi, Aida), Tosca (Puccini, Tosca), Georgetta (Puccini, Tabarro) and also Giulietta (Offenbach, Tales of Hoffmann), the role of Abigaille (Verdi, Nabucco) at the Antonin Dvorak Theater in Ostrava and the Role of Norma (Bellini, Norma) at the Stadttheater Luzern.


In the season 2016/2017 she will be singing her first TURANDOT (Puccini, Turandot) at the Stadttheater Chemnitz and also at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, where sie will also be singing AIDA, (Verdi, Aida), TOSCA ( Puccini, Tosca), SENTA (Wagner Flying Dutchman),  the WITCH (Humperdinck, Hänsel and Gretel) and also the Petite Messe Solennelle from Rossini in cooperation with the Ballet of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. She will also be singing KUNDRY (Wagner, Parsifal) with the Stdttheater Chemnitz.


In the Season 2017/2018  she will be singing the Role of Turandot (Puccini, Turandot) again at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein along with the Roles:  Georgetta (Puccini, Trittico) , Giulietta (Offenbach, Hoffmann),  The Witch (Humperdinck, Hänsel),  Tosca (Puccini, Tosca) ,  Senta (Wagner, Flying Dutchmann), and she will make her Debut as Amelia (Verdi Ballo di Mascera) also in Düsseldorf. Also she will be singing the Role of Turandot ( Puccini,Turandot) again at the Opera Chemnitz.


Her varied career has taken her to various Opera Stages as the Bregenz Festival, Carnegie Hall, Semperoper Dresden, Opera Bologna, Opera Parma, Teatro dell Opera Roma, Muziektheater Amsterdam, Opera du Rhin Strassbourg, etc. Festwochen Vienna,Volksopera Vienna, Washington National Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Los Angelos Opera, Komische Opera Berlin, etc. 


She has also portrayed various Diva Parts in : Zigeunerbaron, Merry Widow, Giuditta, Csardafürstin and Fledermaus, and has recordings of  Lehar, Eva, O.Strauss, Pearls of Cleopatra and Kogelmann,Fear Death by Water.



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