Anna Prohaska

Anna Prohaska (c) Harald Hoffmann/DG
Anna Prohaska (c) Harald Hoffmann/DG

Anna Prohaska studied singing at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin with Norma Sharp, Brenda Mitchell and Wolfram Rieger. She made her debut at the Komische Oper Berlin at the age of 18, at the Berlin State Opera at 23 and with the Berliner Philharmoniker at 24.

Much in demand internationally, she has been a regular guest at the Salzburg Festival, where she performed in Rusalka, as Zerlina and Despina, in Nono’s Al gran sole carico d’amore and in 2016 as Susanna. Further engagements included Blonde, Adele and Inanna (Jörg Widmann’s Babylon) at the Bavarian State Opera, Zerlina at La Scala, Milan, Marzelline and Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress) at the Theater an der Wien and Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Since 2006 she has been a member of the ensemble at the Berlin State Opera, where her roles have included Pamina, Anne Trulove, Susanna, Sophie, Blonde, Zerlina, Despina, Poppea (Agrippina), Ännchen and Frasquita.

Anna Prohaska has performed in concert with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra under conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding, Mariss Jansons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Franz Welser-Möst and Claudio Abbado.