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The German soprano Anna Lucia Richter, who was born in 1990, comes from a large family of professional musicians. After beginning voice lessons with her mother Regina Dohmen, she was trained by Kurt Widmer and Klesie Kelly-Moog. In 2011 she won the Mendelssohn Prize and, in 2012, the International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau. Richter is a passionate lieder singer and has performed recitals at the Heidelberger Frühling, the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, the Ruhrtriennale, Wigmore Hall in London, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the Park Avenue Armory in New York. She has worked with such pianists as Hartmut Höll, Gerold Huber, Michael Gees, and Igor Levit. Wolfgang Rihm composed the song cycle Ophelia Sings for her. On the opera stage, Richter sang Euridice and La Musica in a production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo that was staged by Sasha Waltz and conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado. She has also sung in Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers at the Theater an der Wien and, with Teodor Currentzis conducting, has appeared as Servilia in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito in Bremen, Geneva, Dortmund, and Paris. In October 2019 she will take on the role of Zerlina in a new production of Don Giovanni staged by Jan Bosse at the Hamburg Staatsoper. Anna Lucia Richter performs in the concert hall with many internationally renowned orchestras and such conductors as Giovanni Antonini, Riccardo Chailly, Teodor Currentzis, Iván Fischer, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Harding, and Paavo Järvi. In January 2019 she launched a three-year residency as a “Junge Wilde” at the Konzerthaus Dortmund. Her most recent release, which appeared in the spring of 2019, is Heimweh, an album of Schubert songs.
LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut at the opening concert of the 2015 Summer Festival, when she sang in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA under Bernard Haitink.