Dorothea Röschmann

Dorothea Röschmann © Jim Rakete
Dorothea Röschmann © Jim Rakete

The German soprano Dorothea Röschmann first came to international prominence when she sang Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) under Harnoncourt at her Salzburg Festival debut in 1995. Since then her roles at the Festival have included Mozart’s Ilia, Countess Almaviva, Pamina, Servilia, Vitellia and Donna Elvira as well as Nannetta (Falstaff) under Sir Charles Mackerras, Claudio Abbado, Christoph von Dohnányi, Daniel Harding and others. Elsewhere she has been heard at the Metropolitan Opera as Susanna, Pamina, Donna Elvira and Ilia under James Levine; at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, as Pamina and Fiordiligi under Sir Colin Davis and as Countess Almaviva under Antonio Pappano; at La Scala, Milan as Countess Almaviva and Donna Elvira, the latter during the company’s visit to Moscow; at the Vienna State Opera as the Countess and Susanna; and at the Bavarian State Opera as Zerlina, Susanna, Aennchen, Marzelline, Anne Trulove and Rodelinda. She is particularly closely associated with the Berlin State Opera, where she has been heard as Aennchen under Zubin Mehta, as Nannetta under Claudio Abbado, as Pamina, Fiordiligi, Susanna, Zerlina, Donna Elvira, Micaëla, Eva and Elsa under Daniel Barenboim and as the Marschallin under Sir Simon Rattle. Guest appearances have taken her to Brussels for Norina, to the Opéra Bastille for Pamina and Countess Almaviva and to Los Angeles for Countess Almaviva under Gustavo Dudamel. At the 2001 Salzburg Easter Festival the singer appeared as Nannetta in Falstaff.

As a concert artist, Dorothea Röschmann has been heard under the most distinguished conductors of our day and with leading international orchestras that have included the Vienna, Berlin, Munich and New York Philharmonics, the London and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra. As a lieder recitalist, too, she has been acclaimed in every major international concert hall.

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