Dorothea Röschmann is one of the most admired singers of her generation.
Born in Flensburg, Germany, she made a critically acclaimed début at the 1995 Salzburg Festival as Susanna with Harnoncourt and has since 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 2012/13 season she sang the Marschallin at the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin with Rattle, Donna Elvira at the Bolshoi with Barenboim and Countess Almaviva in Los Angeles with Dudamel. Her future plans include returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, to Covent Garden and to the Wiener Staatsoper.
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 Pappano. At La Scala she has sung Countess Almaviva as well as Donna Elvira on tour with the company to Moscow. At the Wiener Staatsoper she has appeared as Countess Almaviva and Susanna and, at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, her roles have included Zerlina, Susanna, Ännchen, Marzelline, Anne Trulove and Rodelinda. She is also closely associated with the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, where she has sung Ännchen with Mehta; Nannetta with Abbado and Eva, Elsa, Pamina, Fiordiligi, Susanna, Zerlina, Micäela, Donna Elvira and Countess Almaviva with Barenboim. She has also appeared at La Monnaie, Brussels as Norina and at the Bastille, Paris as both Pamina and Countess Almaviva.
Her concert engagements include Strauss' Vier letzte lieder with the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia/Pappano, Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Rotterdam Philharmonic/Nézet-Séguin, Bach’s B Minor Mass with the New York Philharmonic/Gilbert, and Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala/Harding. She has also performed with the Berlin Philharmonic with Rattle and Haitink, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Boulez, Harnoncourt and Barenboim, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Barenboim, the Munich Philharmonic with Levine, the Cleveland Orchestra with Welser-Möst, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra with Prêtre, the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala with Steinberg and Barenboim, the Bayerischer Rundfunk with Harding, and the New York Philharmonic with Sir Colin Davis.
This season’s highlights include the title role in Theodora at Carnegie Hall with The English Concert/Bicket, Strauss' Vier letzte lieder with both the Berliner Staatskapelle/Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Jurowski, Countess Almaviva in the Wiener Staatsoper’s production of Le nozze di Figaro on tour to Oman, Schumann's Faustszenen with the Berlin Philharmonic/Harding and Purcell's The Fairy Queen with Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt.
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’ Vier letzte lieder with Nézet-Séguin; Brahms’ Ein Deutsches 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.
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