Born in Oberpfalz, she studied at the Munich University of Music and Drama with Christian Gerhaher and in Saarbrücken with Ruth Ziesak.
In the 2009/2010 season, the soprano was engaged as an ensemble member at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz and subsequently returned to this house as a guest. From 2014 to 2017, she was an ensemble member at the Staatstheater Darmstadt and during that time performed as a guest at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden and Bonn.
In the summer of 2011, Katja Stuber celebrated her highly acclaimed debut as the "Junger Hirt" in Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser at the 100th Bayreuth Festival under the musical direction of Thomas Hengelbrock. In the 2012–2014 Festival she was heard in the same role under Christian Thielemann and Axel Kober, as well as soloist in Mozart's Requiem and as Belinda in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas at the Salzburg Festival.
As a sought-after concert soloist, Katja Stuber performs with orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Bach Collegium Munich, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, Concerto Köln, the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, the NDR Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
She sings under renowned conductors such as Daniel Harding, Peter Dijkstra, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Thomas Hengelbrock, Giovanni Antonini, Konrad Junghänel, Philippe Herreweghe, Herbert Blomstedt and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
Opera recordings and concert recordings by Katja Stuber have appeared on labels such as SONY, Oehms-Classic, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and Naxos. The solo CD Lachen und Weinen with songs by Schubert, Hindemith and Weill, together with pianist Boris Kuznetsov, was released in March 2016 (www.cec-music.de). This has since been followed by a recording of the reconstruction of Bach's cantata BWV 210a O angenehme Melodei, released in 2017 by deutsche harmonia mundi/sony music, and the recording Fons amoris with the Stabat mater and the Missa solemnis by Johann Zach, together with the Barocksolisten München under Dorothea Seel, released in 2019. Most recently, in May 2020, the recording of Fauré's Requiem with the Symphonieorchester Basel under Ivor Bolton was released.
Since the winter semester 2017/18, Katja Stuber has held a lectureship in voice at the Hochschule für katholische Kirchenmusik und Musikpädagogik in Regensburg.
Engagements in Bayreuth
|2021||Konzert Parsifal||Klingsors Zaubermädchen|
|2014||Tannhäuser||Ein junger Hirt|
|2013||Tannhäuser||Ein junger Hirt|
|2012||Tannhäuser||Ein junger Hirt|
|2011||Tannhäuser||Ein junger Hirt|