Anna Prohaska

Introduction

Anna Prohaska studied at the "Hanns Eisler" Hochschule für Musik with Norma Sharp, Brenda Mitchell and Wolfram Rieger.

She is a member of the ensemble of the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin where her roles have included Susanna, Anne Trulove, Blonde, Poppea (Handel’s Agrippina), Despina, Zerlina, Oscar and Tebaldo with conductors including  Daniel Barenboim, Philippe Jordan, Ingo Metzmacher and Rene Jacobs.  Engagements at the Salzburg festivals include Zerlina, Despina, Nono's Al gran sole carico d'amore” and “Rusalka” with the Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst.  She has sung Zerlina at both la Scala and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (with Gustavo Dudamel)

She appears with the Berliner Philharmoniker with Sir Simon Rattle and Claudio Abbado, the Bayerische Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester with Daniel Harding, Mariss Jansons,  Pierre Boulez and Bernard Labadie, and the Wiener Philharmoniker with Pierre Boulez and Sir Simon Rattle. Her recitals with Eric Schneider include Schwarzenberg, Vienna, Berlin, Frankfurt and London.

This season she sings Sophie (Der Rosekavalier) and Isolde (Le von herbe) for the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Marzelline (Fidelio) at the Theater an der Wien and Babel for the Bayerische Staatsoper.  In concert she appears with Alan Gilbert, Jonathan Cohen, Charles Dutoit and Gustavo Dudamel.

Recordings include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Bernarda Fink for Harmonia Mundi, Lieder by Zimmermann for Wergo, a DVD release for Accentus Music of Berg’s Lulu Suite with the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and Claudio Abbado and her first solo album "Sirene" for Deutsche Grammophon.

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Repertoire

OPERA REPERTOIRE: 
 
J. Massenet 
Werther: Sophie
Manon: Pousette
        
H. Purcell
Dido und Aeneas: Belinda
       
C. W. Gluck 
Orféo ed Euridice: Euridice 
       
W. A. Mozart 
Die Zauberflöte:  Pamina
La Clemenza di Tito: Servilia
Entführung aus dem Serail: Blondchen
Le Nozze di Figaro: Susanna
Don Giovanni: Zerlina 
Cosi fan tutte: Despina
       
G. Bizet 
Carmen: Frasquita
       
G. F. Händel
Giulio Cesare: Cleopatra
Jephtha: Iphis
       
J. P. Rameau 
Hippolyte et Aricie:  Amour
       
G. Verdi 
Don Carlo: Tebaldo
Un Ballo in Maschera: Oscar
       
G. Donizetti 
L'elisier d'amore: Giannetta
       
M. Mussorgsky 
Boris Godunov:  Xenia
       
K. Weill 
Dreigroschenoper:  Polly
       
A Schönberg 
Moses und Aron: 1. Solostimme / 1. Nackte Jungfrau
       
C. Mello 
Destino das Oito: Susy

CONCERT REPERTOIRE:

J. S. Bach 
Johannespassion 
Matthäuspassion
Weihnachtsoratorium
 div. Kantaten und Arien
    
A Berg 
Der Wein
    
H. v. Bingen 
"O virga ac diadema"
"O euchari in leta vita"
"Et ideo"
"Cum erubuerint"
"Deus enim rorem"
"O rubor sanguinis"
"O vos felices"
    
G. Carissimi 
Jonas
Historia d'Ezechia
    
G. Crumb 
Ancient Voices of Children
    
C. D. v. Dittersdorf 
Giob: "Aria der Sarah"
    
A Eberl 
Kantate "Bey Mozarts Grabe"
    
G. Fauré 
Requiem
    
C. Franck 
"Panis Angelicus"
    
G. F. Händel 
Neun Deutsche Arien
Messiah
Solomon (Queen of Sheba)
Joshua (Achsah)
Saul (Michal)
Alexander's Feast
div. Kantaten und Arien
    
J. Haydn 
Kleine Orgelmesse: "Benedictus"
Schöpfung (Gabriel, Eva)
Nelson-Messe
    
C. Ives 
The Unanswered Question (Trompetenstimme)
    
L. Janácek 
Kinderreime (1. Sopran)
    
G. Ligeti 
Aventures
    
F. Liszt 
Via Crucis
    
G. Mahler 
Sinfonie Nr. 4
    
C. Monteverdi 
Marienvesper
Laudate Dominum
    
W .A. Mozart 
Requiem
Thamos
Grabmusik 
Laudate Dominum F-Dur
Kantate "Exsultate Jubilate" 
    
G. B. Pergolesi 
Stabat Mater
    
H. Purcell 
The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation
"In the black dismal dungeon of despair"
    
A Schönberg 
Die Jakobsleiter (Der Sterbende, Die Seele)
Streichquartett Nr. 2 (Sopranstimme)
    
L. Spohr 
Des Heilands letzte Stunden
    
G. Ph. Telemann 
Kantaten aus dem Harmonischen Gottesdienst
    
A Vivaldi 
Motetto "In furore iustissimae irae"
    
B. A. Zimmermann 
Solokantate "Omnia Tempus Habent"

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Orchestra of the Royal Opera House: Dialogues des Carmélites

POULENC: Dialogues des Carmélites

Blanche,
Constance, Anna Prohaska

Madame Lidoine, Emma Bell
Mère Marie, Sophie Koch
Madame de Croissy, Deborah Polaski
Marquis de la Force, Thomas Allen
Chevalier de la Force, Yann Beuron
Mother Jeanne, Elizabeth Sikora
Sister Mathilde, Catherine Carby
Father Confessor, Alan Oke

Conductor, Simon Rattle
Director, Robert Carsen
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House: Dialogues des Carmélites

POULENC: Dialogues des Carmélites

Blanche,
Constance, Anna Prohaska

Madame Lidoine, Emma Bell
Mère Marie, Sophie Koch
Madame de Croissy, Deborah Polaski
Marquis de la Force, Thomas Allen
Chevalier de la Force, Yann Beuron
Mother Jeanne, Elizabeth Sikora
Sister Mathilde, Catherine Carby
Father Confessor, Alan Oke

Conductor, Simon Rattle
Director, Robert Carsen
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House: Dialogues des Carmélites

POULENC: Dialogues des Carmélites

Blanche,
Constance, Anna Prohaska

Madame Lidoine, Emma Bell
Mère Marie, Sophie Koch
Madame de Croissy, Deborah Polaski
Marquis de la Force, Thomas Allen
Chevalier de la Force, Yann Beuron
Mother Jeanne, Elizabeth Sikora
Sister Mathilde, Catherine Carby
Father Confessor, Alan Oke

Conductor, Simon Rattle
Director, Robert Carsen
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House: Dialogues des Carmélites

POULENC: Dialogues des Carmélites

Blanche,
Constance, Anna Prohaska

Madame Lidoine, Emma Bell
Mère Marie, Sophie Koch
Madame de Croissy, Deborah Polaski
Marquis de la Force, Thomas Allen
Chevalier de la Force, Yann Beuron
Mother Jeanne, Elizabeth Sikora
Sister Mathilde, Catherine Carby
Father Confessor, Alan Oke

Conductor, Simon Rattle
Director, Robert Carsen
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House: Dialogues des Carmélites

POULENC: Dialogues des Carmélites

Blanche,
Constance, Anna Prohaska

Madame Lidoine, Emma Bell
Mère Marie, Sophie Koch
Madame de Croissy, Deborah Polaski
Marquis de la Force, Thomas Allen
Chevalier de la Force, Yann Beuron
Mother Jeanne, Elizabeth Sikora
Sister Mathilde, Catherine Carby
Father Confessor, Alan Oke

Conductor, Simon Rattle
Director, Robert Carsen
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House: Dialogues des Carmélites

POULENC: Dialogues des Carmélites

Blanche,
Constance, Anna Prohaska
Madame Lidoine, Emma Bell
Mère Marie, Sophie Koch
Madame de Croissy, Deborah Polaski
Marquis de la Force, Thomas Allen
Chevalier de la Force, Yann Beuron
Mother Jeanne, Elizabeth Sikora
Sister Mathilde, Catherine Carby
Father Confessor, Alan Oke

Conductor, Simon Rattle
Director, Robert Carsen
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Wigmore Hall, London

Recital: Behind The Lines 1914–2014

Anna Prohaska soprano
Eric Schneider piano

Echoes of war and its aftermath resound throughout Anna Prohaska’s recital. The Austrian soprano reflects on the slaughter unleashed a century ago following the outbreak of the First World War, touching such diverse responses to armed conflict as Goethe’s idealistic celebration of the heroic in ‘Die Trommel gerühret’ and reaching the desolate heart of Michael Cavendish’s lute-song, ‘Wandring in this place’.

Angelika-Kauffmann Saal, Schwarzenberg

Liederabend

Anna Prohaska, soprano
Elisabeth Kulman, mezzosoprano
Daniel Behle,tenor
Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone
Wolfram Rieger, piano

SCHUBERT 

Gott der Weltschöpfer 
Die verfehlte Stunde
Die Entzückung an Laura 
Die Männer sind méchant
Stimme der Liebe
Licht und Liebe

Heliopolis I 
Memnon 
Antigone und Oedip 
Hymne an den Unendlichen 
An die Sonne 

 – Pause –

Gott im Ungewitter
Erlkönig 
Der Vatermörder
Eine altschottische Ballade
Das Abendrot 
Die junge Nonne 
Des Tages Weihe 

Gebet 

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February 2014: Dido & Aeneas tour with Music Aeterna

Anna Prohaska is currently engaged on a hugely well-received tour of Henry Purcell's Dido & Aeneas with MusicAeterna, the orchestra and choir of the Perm State Opera and Ballet, and conductor Teodor Currentzis.  

The cast:
Anna Prohaska (Dido)
Tobias Berndt (Aeneas)
Núria Rial (Belinda)
Maria Forsström (Sorceress)
Nadine Koutcher, Olga Malgina (Witches)
Victor Shapovalov (Sailor)


The tour dates are as follows:

14 February: Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre, RUSSIA

16 February: Philharmonie Berlin, GERMANY

18 & 19 February: Athens Concert Hall, GREECE

21 February: Cité de la Musique, Paris, FRANCE

24 February: Gulbenkian Grand Auditorium, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

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ARTICLES

Click here to read the article of Anna featured as the new artist of the month in Musical America / 1 June 2012

Click here for a link to Kleinezeitung interview / 16 August 2011

Click here for link to Spiegel Online article / 16 July 2011

Click here for link to Berliner Morgenpost article Anna Prohaska ist die Operndiva von morgen / 14 February 2011

Click here for a link to Berliner Morgenpost Kultur article Ich bin nun mal ein typisches Berliner Gewächs / Volker Blech / 13 February 2011

Click here for link to feature on Anna Prohaska: Nur Singen ist schöner / Berliner Philharmoniker magazine / Jan-Feb 2011

Click here for link to Frankfurter Allgemeine article Anna in leichter Höhe

Eleonore Büning / 5 December 2010

Click here for a link to Das Opernglas magazine article Das Porträt
December 2010

SCHNEIDER-SCHOTT-PREIS 2010

Erhellende Zeit-Sprünge
18.05.2010 - MAINZ
Von Volker Milch:
http://www.main-spitze.de/region/kultur/musik/8910833.htm

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Press

Purcell

Dido & Aeneas: 16 February 2014

MusicAeterna/Teodor Currentzis, Anna Prohaska (Dido), Tobias Berndt (Aeneas), Nuria Rial (Belinda), Philharmonie Berlin

To read the full review in Kulturradio, click the following link: Andreas Göbel, kulturradio
To read full review in Berliner Zeitung click the following link: Peter Uehling, Berliner Zeitung, 17 February 2014

Anna Prohaska on her latest recording, 'Behind the Lines'

Recorded at the Bayerische Rundfunk with Eric Schneider for Deutsche Grammophon

Please click in the following link to hear Anna Prohaska talk about 'Behind the Lines' BR-Klassik February 2014

Interview for Tutti Magazine: 11 June 2013

Paris, France

Click here to read the interview Philippe Banel, Tutti Magazine, 11 June 2013

Beethoven 'Fidelio': 19 March 2013

Theater an der Wien, Vienna

"Anna Prohaska is the one to pull off such a show with both down-to-earth credibility and an ethereal tone that proved particularly pleasing in the quartet" bachtrack.com, 27 March 2013

CD: Enchanted Forest

Anna Prohaska, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen

Please click here for a link to a compilation of press quotes for Enchanted Forest March/April 2013

Widmann

Babylon / November 2012

Bavarian State Opera

"Finally the true highlight of the opera appears: Babylonian priestess and Tammu-lover Inanna. Or, more precisely, the impossibly charming and enchanting Anna Prohaska, who embodies a rôle so dominant in aesthetic appeal that it seems the whole opera was written around and indeed for her. She descends from above: a tempting upper body in the color of pale-olive clay, statuesque except for a bedazzling brassier; attached to a torso of silver balloons. The titillating appearance makes sense; Inanna represents free love, an offer into which Tammu dips liberally as he hallucinates of the ‘Horror of the Flood’." Seen and Heard, 29 November 2012, Jens F. Laurson

CD: Sirène

Eric Schneider, piano

Click here for review in Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
Click here for Crescendo feature, June - August 2011
Crescendo, April 2011
Click here for Berliner Zeitung review Peter Uehling, 20 May 2011
Click here for Aachener Zeitung review Aachener Zeitung, 20 May 2011
Click here for Kultiversum article
Jürgen Kesting, Opernwelt, May 2011
Click here for Deutsche Welle Interview  Deutsche Welle

Recordings

Sirène

ANNA PROHASKA, soprano
ERIC SCHNEIDER, piano

Anna Prohaska's debut recording with Deutsche Grammophon
Includes works by Purcell, Dowland, Lawes, Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Mahler, Wolf, Dvorak, Fauré, Debussy, Bizet, Szymanowski and Honegger.


Deutsche Grammophon

Enchanted Forest

Francesco Cavalli
Georg Friedrich Handel
Claudio Monteverdi
Henry Purcell
Antonio Vivaldi

Anna Prohaska
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen

International Release: 15 March 2013
Archiv Produktion