Born in Flensburg, Germany, Dorothea Röschmann made a critically acclaimed début at the 1995 Salzburg Festival as Susanna with Harnoncourt and has returned to the Festival many times to sing Donna Elvira, Countess Almaviva, Ilia, Servilia, Nannetta, Pamina and Vitellia, with conductors such as Abbado, Harding, Mackerras and von Dohnányi. In the 2014 festival she sang in Fierrabras with Ingo Metzmacher.
At the Metropolitan Opera she has sung Susanna, Pamina, Elvira and Ilia with Levine and, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden her roles have included Pamina and Fiordiligi with Sir Colin Davis and Countess Almaviva with Sir Antonio Pappano. At La Scala, Milan she has sung the Countess and has also sung Donna Elvira with the company at the Bolshoi with Barenboim. At the Vienna Staatsoper she has appeared as the Countess and Susanna also as Marschallin with Sir Simon Rattle. At the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich she has sung Zerlina, Susanna, Ännchen, Marzelline, Anne Trulove and Rodelinda. She is also closely associated with the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, where her roles include Ännchen with Mehta; Nannetta with Abbado; Eva, Elsa, Pamina, Fiordiligi, Susanna, Zerlina, Micäela, Donna Elvira and the Countess with Barenboim. She has also appeared at La Monnaie, Brussels as Norina and at the Bastille, Paris as the Countess and as Pamina.
In the 2013/14 season she sang the title role in Theodora at Carnegie Hall, Vier letzte lieder with Daniel Barenboim / Berliner Staatskapelle and Zubin Mehta / Palau de les Arts. Countess Rosina Almaviva in Wiener Staatsoper’s Le nozze di Figaro tour to Oman. Faustszenen with Daniel Harding / Berlin Philharmonic, and The Fairy Queen with Harnoncourt / Concentus Musicus Wien at the Salzburg Festival.
This season’s highlights include a European tour of Mahler’s 4th Symphony with Mariss Jansons / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vier letzte lieder with Daniel Harding / Filarmonica della Scala and Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Berg Sieben frühe lieder with Marc Albrecht / Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin. Agathe (Der Freuschütz) at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Die Schöpfung with Daniel Harding / Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Dido in Dido and Aeneas at Carnegie Hall with Les Violons du Roy and a U.S recital tour with Mitsuko Uchida.
Her many recital appearances include New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Het Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Konzerthaus and venues in Antwerp, Lisbon, Madrid, Cologne, Brussels, Oslo and at the Edinburgh, Munich, and Schwarzenberg Festivals. In 2013 she sang with Daniel Barenboim at the Schiller Theater in Berlin and with Mitsuko Uchida at the Lucerne Festival.
Her recordings include Countess Almaviva with Harnoncourt; Pamina and Nannetta with Abbado; Puccini's 'Suor Angelica' with Pappano; Strauss’ ‘Four Last Songs’ with Nézet-Séguin; Brahms’ ‘Requiem’ with Rattle (winner of a Grammy and Gramophone Award); Mahler’s Symphony No.4 with Harding; Handel's 'Neun Deutsche Arien' with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; 'Messiah' with McCreesh; Pergolesi’s ‘Stabat Mater’ with David Daniels and Fabio Biondi and a disc of Schumann songs with Ian Bostridge and Graham Johnson. This season Sony Classical released Dorothea’s debut recital CD, ‘Portraits’.
For an up-to-date biography, please contact Henry Lindsay