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Katharina Konradi

Katharina Konradi was born in Bischkek, Kyrgyzstan and is the first soprano from this country to have an international career as a lied, concert and opera singer.  In 2009 she began her singing training with Julie Kaufmann in Berlin and subsequently completed her master’s degree in lied interpretation with Christiane Iven and Donald Sulzen at the Munich Academy of Music and Theatre.

After initial engagements at the Hessen State Theatre in Wiesbaden she has in the meantime become a member of the ensemble of the Hamburg State Opera, where she sings major soprano roles, including Pamina, Despina, Musetta and Clorinda. In summer 2019 Katharina Konradi makes her debut at the Bayreuth Festival, singing the role of the young shepherd in the new production of Tannhäuser conducted by Valery Gergiev. In June 2020 she can be heard for the first time at the Opéra de Lyon, singing Susanna in the new production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.

Since the autumn of 2018 Katharina Konradi has been supported by the BBC in the context of the two-year programme New Generation Artist. Winning the German Music Competition in 2016 already led to important concert engagements including the season opening concert by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock. Other engagements with renowned orchestras under conductors such as Manfred Honeck, Paavo Järvi and Lionel Bringuier followed. She is continually extending her repertoire; in the 2019/2020 season Katharina Konradi will be the soprano soloist in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.  She can also be heard in Haydn’s ‘Nelson’ Mass conducted by Kent Nagano in Hamburg and in Mozart’s Mass in C minor conducted by Leopold Hager in Porto.

Lied interpretation is a special preoccupation for the young artist. In the current season she gives recitals in Barcelona and in the Wigmore Hall in London. In the TV broadcast Stars of Tomorrow on arte hosted by Rolando Villazón she presented songs by Richard Strauss.

Engagements in Bayreuth

Year Opera Part
2020 Tannhäuser Ein junger Hirt
2019 Parsifal Klingsors Zaubermädchen
2019 Tannhäuser Ein junger Hirt