Performance Database

Annette Küttenbaum

The German mezzo-soprano Annette Küttenbaum was born in Ulm and studied with Kurt Widmer at the Basel Academy of Music. She gained her earliest experience of the operatic stage at Zurich Opera, moving to the Lower Saxon State Theatre in Hanover in 1983 and remaining there until 1990. Here she sang many of the lyric mezzo roles, including Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Dorabella in Così fan tutte and Idamante in Idomeneo. From 1990 to 1992 she was a member of Nuremberg Opera, where her roles included Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier. And from 1992 to 1996 she was under contract to the Komische Oper in Berlin, appearing in a repertory that included Adriano in Rienzi and the title role in Carmen. It was while she was contracted to the German National Theatre in Weimar from 1996 to 2001 that Annette Küttenbaum began to take on more dramatic mezzo-soprano roles such as Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde and Ortrud in Lohengrin. Her repertory also includes Kundry in Parsifal, Fricka in the Ring and the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos. She teaches at the Veroes Musicais Festival Internacional do Musica in Gramodo, Brazil.

Engagements in Bayreuth

Year Opera Part
2010 Die Walküre Grimgerde
2009 Die Walküre Grimgerde
2008 Die Walküre Grimgerde
2007 Die Walküre Grimgerde
2006 Die Walküre Grimgerde
1992 Parsifal 2. Knappe
1992 Götterdämmerung Wellgunde
1992 Das Rheingold Wellgunde
1991 Parsifal 2. Knappe
1991 Götterdämmerung Wellgunde
1991 Das Rheingold Wellgunde
1990 Parsifal 2. Knappe
1990 Götterdämmerung Wellgunde
1990 Das Rheingold Wellgunde
1989 Parsifal 2. Knappe
1989 Götterdämmerung Wellgunde
1989 Das Rheingold Wellgunde
1988 Parsifal 2. Knappe
1988 Götterdämmerung Wellgunde
1988 Das Rheingold Wellgunde
1987 Parsifal 2. Knappe