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A native of Hamburg, the soprano Mojca Erdmann acquired her first stage experiences in the children’s choir of the Hamburg Staatsoper. After graduating from high school she studied violin and completed her vocal training with Hans Sotin in Cologne. At the Federal German Competition in 2002 she won not only first prize but the award for Best Performer of Contemporary Music as well. Her preference for works of the present era is reflected in numerous engagements: she performed in the world premieres of Wolfgang Rihm’s monodrama Proserpina at the Schwetzingen Festival in 2009 and of his Dionysos in Salzburg in 2010; in 2012 she was cast in Rodion Shchedrin’s Cleopatra and the Serpent at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival and, in 2016, in Miroslav Srnka’s South Pole at the Bavarian Staatsoper. Mojca Erdmann began her career as a member of the ensemble of the Komische Oper Berlin. In 2006 she made her Salzburg Festival debut as Mozart’s Zaide; in 2007 and 2009 she performed Zelmira in Haydn’s Armida there, which was followed in 2014 by Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier. Sir Simon Rattle has engaged Mojca Erdmann for performances of Janáček’s Jenůfa and Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges. In 2008 she performed as the Wood Bird in Siegfried under his direction at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Mojca Erdmann debuted as Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera in 2011, sang her first Lulu at the Berlin Staatsoper in 2012, and opened the season at La Scala in Milan in 2014 as Marzelline in Fidelio. Most recently, in the fall of 2016, she performed Susanna in Mozart’s Figaro for the first time at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona; at the beginning of 2017 she interpreted Beat Furrer’s Spazio immergente at the Salzburg Mozartwoche, as well as works by Dai Fujikura and Harrison Birtwistle at the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin.
LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 2 September 2007 singing Ligeti's Requiem in a concert with the Bamberg Symphony under Jonathan Nott.