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During the seasons 2010/2011 to 2013/2014, RUTH STAFFA  was a member of the ensemble of the Staatstheater Mainz, in which she expanded her repertoire, i.e., her Italian repertoire for Verdi  with the roles Lady Macbeth and Amelia, which she performed in Italian under the baton of Andreas Hotz and Florian Csizmadia, and Helena in Mefistofele by A. Boito.

This period was shaped by the German director Tilman Knabe. Under his direction RUTH STAFFA's German repertoire grew. Her début in the high dramatic roles of Isolde in Tristan and Isolde (R. Wagner) and Elektra in Elektra (R. Strauss) were a great success. Prior to this, she had covered for the Elektra of Janice Baird at the Oper Leipzig under the direction of Peter Konwitschny and the baton of Ulf Schirmer.

At the Styriarte Summer Festival 2013  in Graz, Austria, she successfully  jumped in for Christiane Iven as Isolde in a Tristan und Isolde concert under the baton of Michael Hofstetter.

After covering singers like Deborah Voigt (Musikverein Wien,  Tove), Janice Baird (Elektra, Oper Leipzig) and Lioba Braun (Isolde, Staatstheater Nürnberg) RUTH STAFFA has covered Catherine Foster as Elektra in the season 2015/2016 at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden (direction: Rebecca Horn, conductor: Vassilis Christopoulos).

RUTH STAFFA could prove her suitability for the Wagner and Strauss repertoire during the season 2017/2018 again also as a stand-in at short notice for Elektra in "Elektra" (R. Strauss) at the Theater Ulm as well as Ortlinde in "Die Walküre" (R.Wagner) at the Theater Chemnitz.

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