Mezzo-soprano in the ensemble of the Oper Leipzig since 2022/23
2022/23 - Emilia in "Otello", Cornelia in "Giulio Cesare in Egitto".
HOMETOWN - Hamm, Westphalia
EDUCATION - Cologne, Basel and Berlin as well as privately with Ingrid Bjoner, Margreet Honig and Dunja Vejzovic, among others, member of the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera Munich
STATIONS BEFORE - Lucerne Theatre; Halle Opera; Kassel State Theatre, where she appeared as Amme in "Die Frau ohne Schatten", Judith in "Herzog Blaubart", Küsterin in "Jenufa", Fricka in "Rheingold" and "Walküre" and Waltraute in "Götterdämmerung", among other roles.
IMPORTANT DIRECTORS - Marek Janowski, Jun Märkl, Ingo Metzmacher, Fabio Luisi, Thomas Dausgaard, Jonathan Nott, Howard Arman, Marcus Creed, Laurence Cummings, Michael Schneider and Tomas Hanus
IMPORTANT DIRECTORS - Jean- Claude Auvray, Peer Boysen, Michael Schulz, Anthony Pilavachi, Lotte de Beer, Markus Dietz
GUEST ROLES- Bavarian State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Theater an der Wien, Teatro Massimo, Theater Lübeck, Theater Bremen
OTHER MAJOR ROLES - Erda in "Das Rheingold" and "Siegfried", Fricka in "Das Rheingold" and "Die Walküre", Waltraute in "Götterdämmerung", Küsterin in "Jenufa".
FURTHER ENGAGEMENTS - Concert activity in Ireland, Italy, the Vatican, England, Spain, the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland; in the Vatican as vocal soloist in Handel's "Messiah" for Pope Benedict with radio and television; radio productions with the MDR Rundfunkchor, RTE Dublin, RTE Madrid
HONORS / AWARDS - Honorary title "Kammersängerin" 2021; Irma Jansa Prize Kassel 2017; Volksbühnen Prize 2014, Kassel; twice nominated as Singer of the Year; title character in the "Agrippina" production at the Göttingen Handel Festival, which won the Helpman Award several times.
CD - Agrippina, Händel (NDR, Accent, Händelfestspiele Göttingen); Sonnenflammen, Siegfried Wagner (MDR, Deutschlandfunk); Ferenc Farcas, Fruchtkorb, Lieder mit Bläserquintett (Toccata Classics, Phoebus-Quintett); D. Schostakowitsch, Aus jüdischer Volkspoesie (Label Harp); Der Ring des Nibelungen (Musicaphon, DVD)
Which fictional character would you like to invite to dinner one day?
Hans Sachs, because he is so incredibly vital, inconspicuously wise and then I could ask him how the doggerel verses came about.
Favourite quote from a work, an opera, a book, a Netflix series ...?
"Do not say everything you know, but always know what you say." (Matthias Claudius, letter to his son Johannes)
Favourite moment on the night of a performance?
My favourite moment of the performance is the sound of the orchestra.