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The soprano Anett Fritsch was born in 1986 in Plauen, Germany, and began singing at the age of 13 as a member of the chorus at the municipal theater in her native city; at 15 she began taking on solo parts there. Even before starting her vocal training with Jürgen Kurth at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Academy of Music in Leipzig, she won first prize at the Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig in 2001. In 2006 and 2007 she was a prize winner at the International Chamber Opera Competition at Schloss Rheinsberg; starting in 2007, she began appearing in various roles at Leipzig Opera. From 2009 to 2015, Fritsch was a permanent member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein ensemble, where she sang such Mozart roles as Pamina in The Magic Flute and Konstanze in The Abduction from the Seraglio, as well as Blanche in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites and Marie in Donizetti’s La Fille du régiment. She made her debuts at Glyndebourne Festival in 2011 as Almirena in Handel’s Rinaldo, at the Theater an der Wien in 2012 as Merione in Gluck’s Telemaco, and at the Salzburg Festival in 2014 as Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni; since then the Salzburg Festival has also engaged her as the Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro. Additional credits have taken her to the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Bavarian Staatsoper in Munich, and the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin. Fritsch appeared at the latter in May 2018 as Philidel in Purcell’s King Arthur. Her plans for the 2018-19 season include new productions of Mozart’s La finta giardiniera at La Scala in Milan, Mozart’s Idomeneo at the Teatro Real in Madrid, and Bizet’s Carmen at the Opéra national de Paris. In 2016 Anett Fritsch released an album of Mozart arias.