BACH BY BIKE ENSEMBLE

The Bach by Bike Ensemble consists of the two Bach by Bike founders Mareike Neumann, violin/viola, and Anna-Luise Oppelt, mezzosoprano/alto, completed by tour guide Helene Schütz, harp.

With this unusual and colorful sound spectrum the ensemble plays repertoire from the Renaissance and Baroque up to contemporary music. Anna-Luise Oppelt, Helene Schütz and Mareike Neumann studied together at the Music University of Detmold. Since several years they perform together in various formations.

 

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From cantata BWV 30a “Angenehmes Wiederau, freue dich in deinen Auen!”: Nr. 5 Aria “Was die Seele kann ergötzen”

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Vitae of the artists:

Anna-Luise Oppelt:

The mezzosoprano Anna-Luise Oppelt was born in Berlin, Germany and has studied voice since 2010 at the University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar, Germany with Prof. Siegfried Gohritz. She achieved her bachelor´s degree in 2015 and her Master of Arts degree in 2017. Master classes with Ingeborg Danz, Christa Ludwig, Teresa Berganza, Anke Vondung, the Bach Academies with Helmuth Rilling and with Hans-Christoph Rademann add to her diverse training.

Anna-Luise Oppelt took part as a soloist in concerts of the Thuringia Bach Festival and the festival „Güldener Herbst“ Gotha. Anna-Luise Oppelt is booked for concerts in Germany and Europe, her large concert repertoire includes J. S. Bach´s passions, Magnificat and many cantatas, Mozart´s Requiem and several masses, Handel´s oratories and Saint-Saens´ Oratorio de Noel. She sang the alto part of Bach´s Christmas Oratorio with the Vocalconsort Berlin and the Ensemble Continuum directed by Nicolas Fink in Berlin. As an experienced interpreter of New Music, she performed the Solovoice in the German premiere of O. Golijovs cantata Oceana. In 2018 she sang the solo parts of a Bach cantata program at the Chamber Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic with the Karajan-Academy, followed by a scenic performance of St. John´s Passion at Radialsystem Berlin conducted by Marcus Creed in 2019. She has been a soloist of the Bach Academy of Bachwoche Stuttgart in 2020.

In opera, Anna-Luise Oppelt performed the part of the Third Lady in Mozart´s Magic Flute with Jena Philharmonic directed by Stefan Klingele, in the world premiere of the chamber opera Lucie by do Nascimento as the title role with Thuringia Philharmonic Gotha and as Wilhelmine in Der Vetter aus Dingsda by Künneke in Weimar, directed by Markus Frank. She performed in another premiere by do Nascimento, in Die Marmorpuppe as the Mother in Mon Ami Weimar. She performed Mrs. Peachum in Benjamin Brittens The Beggar´s Opera with the State Orchestra Eisenach. She performed as Moon Woman 2 in the world premiere of Andrew Norman´s A trip to the Moon with the Berlin Philharmonic directed by Sir Simon Rattle.

 

Mareike Neumann:

The violinist Mareike Neumann originally hails from Kronberg, in the Taunus low mountain range. She studied with Prof. Walter Forchert, Prof. Elisabeth Kufferath and Prof. Ulrike-Anima Mathé at the Music Universities in Frankfurt and Detmold.

Her keen interest in Baroque music led her to take Baroque violin as a minor under Prof. Petra Müllejans whilst studying in Frankfurt. She has since played in a variety of Baroque ensembles and orchestras, such as the Sweelinck-Barock-Orkest Amsterdam, the Main-Barock Orchester and the Kölner Akademie.

Since 2007 she has been a member of the Ensemble Horizonte in Detmold, and through this ensemble has been able to intensively pursue modern music and creative concert formats. She works with well-known composers and has taken part in countless premieres and radio recordings.

She has been on concert tours to many different countries, such as South Africa, Egypt, China, Japan, Korea, Columbia, USA, and to music festivals such as La Chaise-Dieu in France, the Gustav Mahler Festspielen in Toblach, the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, the Days of Macedonian Music in Skopje, and most recently the Nasimi Festival in Azerbaijan. Aside from orchestral engagements with the Philharmonischen Staatsorchester Hamburg, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Museumsorchester Frankfurt, since 2011 she has been a member of the Beethoven Orchester Bonn.

 

EISENACH

Stadtführung
Bachhaus
Bachdenkmal
Georgenkirche
Lateinschule



 

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GOTHA

GOTHA

Schloss Friedenstein

 
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Mühlhausen

Mühlhausen

Stadtführung

Orgelmusik in Divi Blasii Kirche

Marienkirche

Stadtarchiv

Bachdenkmal

Mühlhausen City

 
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WECHMAR

WECHMAR

Führung im Bach-Stammhaus

Führung durch die Obermühle

wechmar

 
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OHRDRUF

Michaeliskirchturm mit Führung
ArchivSchloss Ehrenstein
Bachdenkmal

ohrdruf

 
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ARNSTADT

Stadtführung
BachhausBachkirche mit Orgelmusik und Einführung in die Geschichte der Kirche Bachdenkmal
Bach ChurchAusstellung im Schlossmuseum

arnstadt

 
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DORNHEIM

Traukirche mit Führung

dornheim

 
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ERFURT

Wohnhaus der Eltern J.S. Bach
Kaufmannskirche
Krämerbrücke

erfurt

 
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WEIMAR

Stadtführung
Bachdenkmal
Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul
Stadtschloss

weimar

 
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NAUMBURG

Hildebrandt-Orgel in St. Wenzel mit Orgelführung- und Konzert

naumberg

 
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WEIßENFELS
Jägerhof
Schlosskapelle im Schloss Neu-Augustusburg
Heinrich-Schütz-Haus

weisenfels

 
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WIEDERAU

Barockschloss Wiederau

wiederau

 
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LEIPZIG

Ehemaliges Rittergut Kleinzschocher Stadtführung

Thomaskirche
Bachmuseum
Bachdenkmäler
Bachzimmer im Alten Rathaus
Alter Friedhof
Nikolaikirche

leipzig

 
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HALLE
 

Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach-Haus

Händel-Haus
Liebfrauenkirche

halle

 
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KÖTHEN

Stadtführung

Schlossmuseum
Bachdenkmal
Kirche St. Agnes
Gedenkstein Maria Barbara Bach

kothen

 
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EISENACH

city tour

Bachhaus

Bach monument

St. George´s Church

Latin school

 



 

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GOTHA

Friedenstein Castle

 
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Mühlhausen

city tour

organ music in Church Divi Blasii

St. Mary´s Church

city hall-archive

Bach monument

Mühlhausen City

 
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WECHMAR

guided tour Bachstammhaus Wechmar

guided tour Bach-Mill

wechmar

 
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OHRDRUF

guided tour Michaelis Church Ohrdruf with archive

Ehrenstein castle

Bach monument

ohrdruf

 
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ARNSTADT

City tour

Bachhaus

Organ tour and concert Bach Church

Palace Museum

arnstadt

 
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DORNHEIM

Guided tour Bach Wedding Church

dornheim

 
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ERFURT

House of Bach´s parents

Merchants´ Church

Krämerbrücke

erfurt

 
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WEIMAR

City tour

Bach monument

Church St. Peter and Paul

City castle

weimar

 
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NAUMBURG

Organ tour and concert St. Wenzel Naumburg, Hildebrandt organ

naumberg

 
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WEIßENFELS

Jägerhof

Chapel of Neu-Augustusburg Castle

Heinrich Schütz House

weisenfels

 
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LEIPZIG

Former court Kleinzschocher

St. Thomas Church

Bach museum

Bach monuments

Bach-room Altes Rathaus

Old cemetary

St. Nicholas Church

leipzig

 
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WIEDERAU

Baroque Castle Wiederau

wiederau

 
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HALLE

Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach House

Händel House

Market Church

halle

 
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KÖTHEN

City tour

Palace Museum

Bach monument

St. Agnes Church

Gedenkstein Maria Barbara Bach/ Maria Barbara Bach Memorial

kothen

 
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