Austrian-English soprano Anna Prohaska made her debut aged 18 at Berlin’s Komische Oper as Flora in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and soon after with the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, entering the ensemble at age 23. She has since gone on to have an extraordinary international career with some of the world’s greatest opera houses and orchestras, though the Staatsoper remains her artistic home.
Noted for her diverse repertoire with the Staatsoper, her roles include Anne Trulove, Susanna, Sophie, Oscar, Blonde, Poppea, Euridice, as well as world premieres by Beat Furrer and Peter Ruzicka. Conductors she has worked with include Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Philippe Jordan, Gustavo Dudamel and René Jacobs.
Operatic highlights include La Scala Zerlina Don Giovanni; Royal Opera House Constance Les Dialogues des Carmélites; Paris Opera Blonde Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Festival d‘Aix-en-Provence Morgana Alcina; Baden-Baden Sophie Der Rosenkavalier; Amsterdam Iphis Jephtha; Theater an der Wien as Anne Trulove, Marzelline and in Purcell’s Fairy Queen; Bavarian State Opera Blonde and Adele Die Fledermaus and Phani in the 2016 Munich Opera Festival’s production of Les Indes Galantes. In the 2016/17 season Anna was the “Focus” artist at the Alte Oper Frankfurt.
In high demand on the concert platform, Anna has performed regularly with the Berliner Philharmoniker since her debut with them aged 24, performing under Rattle, Harding and Abbado. Other orchestras include the Vienna Philharmonic under Boulez; the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Jansons, Harding, Blomstedt and Nézet-Séguin; the LSO under Rattle; Los Angeles Philharmonic under Dudamel; the Cleveland Orchestra under Welser-Möst and the Boston Symphony Orchestra under von Dohnányi. Recent seasons have included artistic residencies at Konzertahus Dortmund, Alte Oper Frankfurt and the Philharmonie Luxembourg.
Highlights of the 19/20 season include several notable role debuts: Anna Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, cond. Daniel Barenboim and Ilia Idomeneo for the Deutsche Staatsoper; title role Pelléas et Mélisande and L’Ange St Francois d’Assise for Hamburgische Staatsoper and the world premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s opera Innocence at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Also for Deutsche Staatsoper, Anna reprises the role of Silvia in Beat Furrer’s Violetter Schnee. On the concert platform Anna embarks on a Matthew Passion tour RIAS Kammerchor and appears in recital with Igor Levit at the Philharmonie Cologne. Tours next season include Camerata Bern & Patricia Kopatchinskaja, a further European tour of Anna’s “Paradise Lost” programme with pianist Julius Drake, concerts in Spain and Germany of Anna’s “Night Music” programme with Ensemble 1700 and joining La Folia Barockorchester in Weimar for their “Glorious Revolution” programme.
Video & Audio
Anna Prohaska sings Mozart’s ‘Ah conte, partite’ live with Claudio Abbado and the Berliner Philharmoniker
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