BiographyAfter studying in her hometown, the native of Dresden became a member of the Semperoper Dresden, where she made her debut as Hänsel in "Hänsel und Gretel" and whose soloist ensemble she still belongs to today.
In addition, the chamber singer and holder of the Handel Prize of the City of Halle has performed at numerous internationally renowned concert podiums and music festivals, including in Schleswig-Holstein, Ansbach, Dresden, Berlin, Jerusalem, Edinburgh, Moscow, Petersburg, Rome, Seoul and Tokyo, where she with such conductors as Giuseppe Sinopoli, Sir Collin Davis, Peter Gülke, Fabio Luisi, Alessandro de Marchi, Peter Schreier and Ludwig Güttler.
Her wide-ranging operatic repertoire, from Baroque music to contemporary works, includes roles such as Dorabella ("Cosi fan tutte"), Cherubino ("Le nozze di Figaro"), Second and Third Lady ("The Magic Flute"), Rosina (" Il Barbiere di Sevilla "), Octavian (" The Rosenkavalier "), Timagene (" Cleofide "), Olga (" Eugene Onegin "), Xerxes and Amastris (" Xerxes "), Magdalena (" The Mastersingers of Nuremberg "), Margret ("Wozzeck"), Emilia ("Othello) and Carmen (" Carmen "). Well-known directors such as Harry Kupfer, Joachim Herz, Peter Konwitschny, Christine Mielitz, Caroline Gruber, Heinz Hollmann, Sebastian Baumgarten and others decisively shaped their scenic work.
With great success, she sang Poulenc's "La voix humaine" and was also in the premiere of Adriana Hölszky's opera "The Good God of Manhattan" as a gypsy and in the title role of Siegfried Matthus` "Cornet" also at the UA experience.
The occupation with song singing forms an essential focus of her concert activity. There are especially songs by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Wolf and Strauss on their programs.
Numerous concert engagements in Germany and abroad - mainly with the passions, oratorios, cantatas and masses JS Bach, WA Mozart, FM Bartholdy and L. v.. Beethoven's "Missa solemnis" as well as radio, television and CD recordings - made Elisabeth Wilke internationally known.
Since the year 2000 she is a professor at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, whose department of singing has been leading her since 2011.