Austrian Mezzo Soprano, Angelika Kirchschlager, divides her time between recitals and opera in Europe, North America and the Far East. She is acclaimed as one of the foremost interpreters of the operas of Richard Strauss and Mozart. For the Vienna State Opera her roles include Dorabella, Octavian and Clairon (Capriccio). For the Royal Opera House her roles include Melisande (Pelleas et Melisande), Sophie (Sophie’s Choice), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel) and Octavian.
She has a wide discography on the Sony Masterworks label which have won numerous awards including a Grammy. Her latest releases include a disc of Liszt Songs with Julius Drake, Hugo Wolf and Schumann lieder with Helmut Deutsch, an operetta arias and duets “My heart alone” with Simon Keenlyside and Handel arias with the Basel Chamber Orchestra and Laurence Cummings.
During 2012 / 2013 she will sing Clairon (Capriccio) with the Vienna State Opera and will give recitals in Zurich, Oslo, Wigmore Hall, Schwarzenberg and on tour to North America. She will appear with the Basel Chamber Orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music and the Halle Orchestra.