Angela Denoke


Angela Denoke was voted Singer of the Year by Opernwelt in 1999 and in 2007 she received the Deutsche Theaterpreis Der Faust for her portrayal of Salome. In February 2009 the Austrian Government awarded the title of Kammersängerin of the Wiener Staatsoper. She appears with the major conductors, opera houses and orchestras and in recital at the leading concert halls and festivals.

Her recordings include The Makropulos Case, Die tote Stadt, Die Walküre, Kátya Kabanová, Cardillac, Beethoven 9 (with Mikhail Pletnev for DG and Daniel Barenboim for Warner), Wozzeck (with Ingo Metzmacher for EMI) and Fidelio (with Sir Simon Rattle for EMI).

Her future engagements include appearances with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. She returns to London (Parsifal), Munich (Wozzeck and Parsifal) and Vienna (Parsifal and Der Rosenkavalier).

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Schloss Grafenegg, Grafenegg

«Don Juan» Tondichtung op. 20

Schlussgesang der Gräfin Madeleine aus der Oper «Capriccio»

«Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren» Duett Sophie - Octavian aus der Oper «Der Rosenkavalier»

«Hab' mir's gelobt» Terzett aus der Oper «Der Rosenkavalier»

Suite aus der Oper «Der Rosenkavalier» op. 59 

Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor

Angela Denoke, soprano
Daniela Fally, soprano
Marina Prudenskaja, mezzosoprano 
Thomas Tatzl, baritone 

Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich, Orchester

De Doelen, Grote zaal, Rotterdam

Falla: The Ritual Fire Dance from 'El Amor Brujo'
Strauss: Symphonic Fantasy from 'Die Frau ohne Schatten'
Berg: Three fragments from 'Wozzeck'
Shostakovich: Twelfth Symphony 'The Year of 1917'
Lyadov: From the Apocalypse

conductor, Valery Gergiev
soprano, Angela Denoke
The orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre

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Two Lives to Live

Following the successful tour of "Von Babelsberg bis Beverly Hills", Angela Denoke has premiered for the 2011 Salzburg Festival a new recital programme based on the Kurt Weill's output in Germany and then the USA:  Two Lives to live.  Tal Balshai has made musical arrangements for the evening and Norbert Nagel plays several instruments.  It is an extremely sophisticated programme with extracts of letters and anecdotes by Weill and Lotte Lenya read in between by Angela - or a local personality.  Next season this programme will tour to Lille (with a French speaker to read the letters) and also to the Wiener Staatsoper.

Click here for a link to the full programme

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Click here for a link to Kulturissimo interview with Angela Denoke, July 2011

Click here for a link to Der Standard article of 29 December 2010 on the Salzburg Festival's production of Die Sache Makropulos

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Tanglewood Gala - Der Rosenkavalier final scene: 12 July 2014

Tanglewood Music Centre Orchestra/Andris Nelsons, Sophie Bevan, Isabel Leonard

"Angela Denoke brought a touch of heartbreak to the role of the Marschallin, singing with a smooth, milky soprano."
Aaron Kebaugh, Boston Classical Review, 13 July 2014
"Ms. Denoke sang with fine sensibility"
James R Oestreich, New York Times, 13 July 2014
"The final scene, regarded as one of the pinnacles of Strauss’s writing for the female voice, was winningly sung on Saturday by Sophie Bevan (as Sophie), Isabel Leonard (as Octavian) and, with an extra tug of vulnerability, by Angela Denoke (as the Marschallin)."
Jeremy Eichler, Boston Globe, 14 July 2014

Parsifal: 30 November 2013

Royal Opera House, London

"That this is still a triumphant evening is thanks to Angela Denoke’s brilliantly-acted and gorgeously-sung Kundry"
Michael Church, The Independent, 2 December 2013
"she acts brilliantly"
Andrew Clark, Financial Times, 2 December 2013
"Angela Denoke is dramatically electrifying as the chameleon Kundry"
Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, 1 December 2013
"Angela Denoke's tirelessly sung Kundry is the perfect mixture of the chilly and the unattainably seductive."
Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 1 December 2013



Wiener Konzerthaus

"Herrlich skurrile Holzbläserschärfe regierte dagegen rund um Klaus Narr (Kurt Azesberger), wagnerisch blühende Üppigkeit um die zumeist poetisch leuchtend singende, nur in der Höhe etwas angestrengte Angela Denoke (Tove), von deren Tod Mihoko Fujimura als Waldtaube halb betroffen, halb neutral kündete."
Von Walter Weidringer, Die Presse, 22 June 2013
"Und was für ein trauriges Lied begann Mihoko Fujimura (Waldtaube) im Moment von Toves Tod."
Daniel Wagner, Wiener Zeitung, 26 June 2013

Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder: 13 June 2013

Herkulessaal Der Residenz, Munich

"Dass Nelsons es durchaus versteht, in großen Bögen zu musizieren und sich, wenn nötig, dezent zurückzunehmen, bewies er eindringlich die Wesendonck-Lieder. Mit feinem Gespür für die jeweilige Atmosphäre der fünf Gedichte war er mehr als nur ein sensibler Begleiter für Angela Denoke. Die hatte einen großen Abend. Ihre Stimme, dunkler und schwerer geworden, ist flexibel und kraftvoll. Ihre Höhe leuchtet herrlich und wird nie durch ein unkontrolliertes Vibrato gestört. Vor allem aber verfügt Frau Denoke über eine Fülle an Klangfarben, die sie, dicht dem Text folgend, intelligent einzusetzen versteht."

Christian Gohlke, / 14 June 2013

DVD Marthaler-Salonen Makropulos

Recorded live at Salzburg Festival 2011

"The singing is mostly terrific. Many noted Emilia Martys [Angela Denoke] have been tested by the exposed, barely accompanied high-lying phrases with which Janacek filled the part in the final scene of Act 3, the nearest he came to writing a kind of Wagnerian Liebestod for the soprano voice. Denoke has these notes and the technique and breathing to deliver them." Gramophone / August 2012 / Mike Ashman