Congratulations to Dorothea Röschmann, who has just finished a mammoth summer season, appearing at three international festivals and receiving a continuous flow of rave reviews for her performances.
July commenced at The Salzburg Festival, where she performed Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic. Remaining at the festival, Dorothea went on to perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 under the baton of Cornelius Meister with the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien. She then returned to the Edinburgh International Festival with Malcolm Martineau, performing Schumann’s Liederkeis, Wolf’s Mörike Lieder and closing the recital with Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder.
Following this, Dorothea travelled to the beautifully scenic hotel Schloss Elmau within the Elmau Mountains. Here she gave the first of two recitals with Mitsuko Uchida, performing again Schumann’s Liederkreis, Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder and finally Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben. Dorothea and Mitsuko then took this recital and performed it at the Kultur und Kongresszentrum at the Lucerne Festival. Finally, to bring August to a close, she performed alongside Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake at the Angelika-Kauffmann-Saal Schwarzenberg. The trio presented an all Mahler programme consisting of Lieder eines fahrenden gesellen, Rückert Lieder and Lieder aus Des Knaben Wunderhorn.
Dorothea has an exciting 2013/14 season ahead: in the U.S she returns to Carnegie Hall, performing the title role in Handel’s Theodora with The English Concert and Harry Bicket; she then performs Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski.
On the opera stage, she will perform two of her great Mozart roles: Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Countess in Le nozze di Figaro. Don Giovanni will be performed with Louis Langrée at the Bayerische Staatsoper, and again at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. This is followed by a tour with the Wiener Staatsoper to Oman to perform Le nozze di Figaro.
Back in Europe she will sing Schumann’s Faust Szenen with the Berlin Philharmonic and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Labadie. Finally, Dorothea closes the season with a return to the Salzburg Festival to star as Florinda in Schubert’s Fierrabras, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
As ever, Dorothea is in high demand internationally, and so it is both surprising and very exciting that amongst everything else this summer she recorded her debut recital album, which is due to be released in the New Year.