Katja Stuber was born in Roding and studied at the Academy for Musik and Theater in Munich with Christian Gerhaher. She completed her degree in 2008 with distinction. In Munich she participated in oratorio and Lied classes given by Christoph Hammer, Juliane Banse and Helmut Deutsch. In April 2011, she likewise ended her master class studies with Ruth Ziesak in Saarbrücken with distinction. She is currently working with Margreet Honig in Amsterdam.
During the 2009/2010 season, the soprano was an ensemble member at the Gärtnerplatz State Theater in Munich. She has returned to this house as a guest performer as well. In summer 2011, Katja Stuber celebrated her highly acclaimed debut at the 100th Bayreuth Festival (as the 'Junger Hirt') in a new production of Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser under the direction of Thomas Hengelbrock. At the 2012 Festival, she sang the same role under Christian Thielemann.
Katja Stuber currently pursues a thriving career as a concert soloist. She has performed with such orchestras as the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Munich Symphony, the Bach-Collegium München, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, Concerto Köln, the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and the NDR Symphony Orchestra. She has sung under such renowned conductors as Peter Dijkstra, Gabriel Feltz, Thomas Hengelbrock, Helmut Rilling and Lothar Zagrosek.
In the 2013 season, Katja Stuber performed the '1st Blumenmädchen' in concertante performances of Parsifal in Essen, Dortmund and at the Teatro Real in Madrid under the direction of Thomas Hengelbrock. This season, she will also perform with Thomas Hengelbrock for the first time at the Salzburg Festival with a solo part in Mozart's Requiem.
The soprano is featured in recordings of opera and live concerts released on such labels as SONY, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, OehmsClassics and Naxos.
Katja Stuber has received a scholarship from the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now e.V. organization as well as the Deutsche Bühnenverein. After successful participation in the 2010 Deutsche Musikrat competition, she was included in the national selection of young artists, which enables her to give numerous Lied concerts together with pianist Boris Kusnezow. In spring 2014, the duo performed in the "Cape Classics" series in South Africa.
Engagements in Bayreuth
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