Performance Database

Annette Dasch

One of today’s leading sopranos, Annette Dasch regularly appears at the most important international opera houses and festivals. Her engagements in the 2018/19 season include her role-debut as Jenůfa at the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, Rosalinde, first in a Villazón-production of the Fledermaus at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and then in a production of the Vienna State Opera, while the Theater an der Wien presents her as Rezia in Oberon. She will further continue her successful concerts with the Fauré-Quartett as well as her role as host of the Daschsalon at Alte Oper Frankfurt. Ms. Dasch will also sing a Liederabend in January 2019 as a guest of the Philharmonie de Paris.

One of the highlights of Ms. Dasch’s 2017/18 season was her Tannhäuser-Elisabeth under the baton of Kirill Petrenko together with the Bayerische Staatsoper München in Japan. She also made her debut as Jenny in a new production of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny in Zurich, and her debut at the Wiener Staatsoper as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. Ms. Dasch returned to Vienna in the same season as Elsa in a series of Lohengrin performances. Concerts and recitals in 2017/18 brought her to Frankfurt, Darmstadt, and Brussels a.o. Ms. Dasch was also Artist in residence 2018 of the Rheingau Music Festival.

Among Ms. Dasch’s most important roles are Donna Elvira (Mailänder Scala, Berliner Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper München), Contessa (Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, Teatro Real Madrid, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, Metropolitan Opera New York, Oper Frankfurt), Fiordiligi (Bayerische Staatsoper München), Armida (Salzburger Festspiele), Antonia (Opéra national de Paris), Elisabeth (Oper Frankfurt), Elsa (Bayreuther Festspiele, Mailänder Scala, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Oper Frankfurt), Eva (Budapest Festival, Metropolitan Opera New York), Rezia (Bayerische Staatsoper München), Martinůs Juliette (Oper Zürich), Cordelia (Opéra de Paris).

On the concert stage she has worked with such orchestras as the Berliner and Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestre de Paris, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, RSB Berlin, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, and the Akademie of Alte Musik, and she regularly collaborates with such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Ivor Bolton, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Adam Fischer, Daniele Gatti, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Paavo Järvi, Marek Janowski, Fabio Luisi, Kent Nagano, Andris Nelsons, Sir Roger Norrington, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Simon Rattle, Helmuth Rilling, and Christian Thielemann. Ms. Dasch also regularly gives recitals at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Dortmund, and at the Wigmore Hall London.

Annette Dasch studied among others at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. She is an exclusive artist with SONY BMG. For her debut-CD Armida she was awarded the ECHO prize for the best opera-recording in 2008. Her second album with Mozart Arias was also released by SONY. Ms. Dasch’s wider discography includes Lohengrin from Bayreuth Festival and Philharmonie Berlin, Beethoven 9 with the Wiener Philharmoniker and Christian Thielemann, CDs of Deutsche Barocklieder (Harmonia mundi France) and Schumann’s Genoveva (Acousence), as well as DVDs of Haydn’s Creation, Re Pastore from Salzburger Festspiele (DG) and Le nozze di Figaro (Bel Air Classiques) from Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, Don Giovanni (Euroarts) from Salzburg Festival and Idomeneo (Medici Arts/Naxos) from Cuvilliés Theater München.

Engagements in Bayreuth

Year Opera Part
2019 Lohengrin Elsa von Brabant
2015 Lohengrin Elsa von Brabant
2013 Lohengrin Elsa von Brabant
2012 Lohengrin Elsa von Brabant
2011 Lohengrin Elsa von Brabant
2010 Lohengrin Elsa von Brabant