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Dorothea Röschmann was born in Flensburg in northern Germany and received her education in Hamburg and New York as well as with Vera Rózsa in London. In 1995 she earned international acclaim when she made her debut at the Salzburg Festival as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro under the baton of Nikolaus Harnoncourt. In the years since then, she has appeared there as Servilia in La clemenza di Tito, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Ilia in Idomeneo, Vitellia in Titus, and the Countess in Figaro; in 2001 she also performed Nannetta in Verdi’s Falstaff at the Easter Festival in a production conducted by Claudio Abbado. The soprano enjoys a close artistic collaboration with the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, where she has appeared in Mozart roles with Daniel Barenboim and in Baroque repertoire, as well as her taking on her first Wagner parts: Eva in Die Meistersinger and Elsa in Lohengrin. Some of Röschmann’s other credits have been with the Vienna Staatsoper, the Royal Opera House London, the Opéra National de Paris, and the Metropolitan Opera n New York. In the 2012-13 season, she sang the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier in Berlin under Simon Rattle and appeared at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and in Los Angeles as Mozart’s Countess Almaviva. Dorothea Röschmann also performed in concert with the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Concentus Musicus Wien, the Chicago Symphony, and the Cleveland Orchestra. She regularly gives lieder recitals in many European cities as well as in New York. Her discography encompass works by Handel, Mozart, Schumann, Verdi, and Puccini, and her recording of the Brahms Requiem under Rattle won both a Grammy Award and the Gramophone Award.
LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 23 March 1997 in Mozart’s Sparrow Mass and Haydn’s Stabat Mater led by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.