Claudia Mahnke


The German mezzo-soprano Claudia Mahnke studied at the Dresden Academy of Music under Heidi Petzold. From 1996 to 2006, she was a member of the Stuttgart Opera ensemble, where she acquired a broad repertoire and was appointed Kammersängerin in 2006. She subsequently moved to Frankfurt Opera, where she remains a permanent member. Guest engagements have taken her to such stages as the Bavarian Staatsoper, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and Opéra National de Lyon. Claudia Mahnke made her Bayreuth Festival debut as Fricka in the Ring. In the 2019-20 season, her assignments as a Wagner singer include performing the roles of Brangäne in new productions of Tristan und Isolde in Frankfurt and Cologne and of Kundry (Parsifal) at the Hamburg Staatsoper. She will also appear in Spontini’s La Vestale at the Theater an der Wien and as Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

August 2019