Askonas Holt is delighted to announce the worldwide management of internationally renowned soprano, Anna Prohaska.
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, before 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 2018/19 season include reprisals of Susanna Le nozze di Figaro and Ännchen Der Freischütz, alongside four new productions for the Staatsoper Unter den Linden: Rameau’s Aricie cond. Simon Rattle, the world premiere of Violetter Schnee by Beat Furrer dir. Claus Guth, HimmelErde with Musicbanda Franui, and Pamina in Yuval Sharon’s new production of Die Zauberflöte. For the Theater an der Wien Anna sings Angelica Orlando dir. Claus Guth. On the concert platform Anna returns to the Pierre Boulez Saal in Kurtág’s cycle Kafka-Fragments with violinist Isabelle Faust, following her performance at the opening ceremony of the hall in 2017. Anna will also make her debut for John Eliot Gardiner with Schumann and Haydn arias with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, as well as a series of recitals and recording her new album “Garden of Eve” with pianist Julius Drake.
Anna will be managed at Askonas Holt by Camilla Wehmeyer and Natasha Worsley.