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 Berlin Staatsoper, 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.

Operatic highlights include Zabelle in the world premiere of George Benjamin’s Picture a day like this and Morgana (Alcina) for the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Constance (Les Dialogues des Carmélites) and Nannetta (Falstaff) for the Royal Opera House, Pelléas et Mélisande for the Hamburgische Staatsoper, Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress), Saul and Orlando for Theater an der Wien, Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for La Scala, Eurydice (Orphée et Eurydice) for Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at Paris Opéra, Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) in Baden-Baden, Iphis (Jephtha)in Amsterdam, as well as Marzelline (Fidelio), Purcell’s (The Fairy Queen), Blonde, Ännchen (Der Freischütz) and Adele (Die Fledermaus) for the Bayerische Staatsoper. A regular guest at the Salzburg Festival, Anna has appeared as Vitellia, Zerlina, Despina, Deola in Luigi Nono’s Al gran sole carico d’amore, Susanna and Cordelia in Aribert Reimann’s King Lear.

Conductors she has worked with include Daniel Barenboim, Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado, Philippe Jordan, Gustavo Dudamel, Franz Welser-Möst, John Eilot Gardiner and René Jacobs.

Engagements of the 23/24 season include Angelica (Orlando) at the Teatro Real Madrid, Silvia (Violetter Schnee) at the Berlin Staatsoper, L’Ange in Messiaen’s St François d’Assise at the Hamburgische Staatsoper and a return to Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. On the concert platform, Anna Prohaska gives the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s Dream Requiem with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Mikko Franck, Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments with Isabelle Faust at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Mozart arias under Ivor Bolton for the Mozartwoche Salzburg, Bach’s Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn BWV 152 for the Swidnica Bach festival with Capella Cracoviensis, Mendelssohn’s Hör mein Bitten and Infelice op 94 with the Kammerakademie Potsdam, her Serpent and Fire programme with il Giardino Armonico for the Grafenegg Festival and appears with the Phantasm ensemble at the Wigmore Hall, joins the London Mozart Players for their 75th anniversary concert under Jonathan Bloxham and debuts her Ophelia programme in Paris at the Athénée Théâtre.

Her various recordings and music videos made her the subject of a documentary feature The Fabulous World of Anna Prohaskadirected by Andreas Morell in 2013. Her first solo album, Sirène was released in 2011 on the Deutsche Grammophon label, followed by Enchanted Forest in 2013 and Behind the Lines in 2014. Recent albums include chart-topping Serpent & Fire with Il Giardino Armonico, Paradise Lost with Julius Drake, Bach: Redemption with Lautten Compagney and Celebration of Life in Death with La Folia Barockorchester for Alpha Classics, and ‘György Kurtág: Kafka-Fragmente with Isabelle Faust for Harmonia Mundi. Last season also saw the release of her latest album Maria Mater Meretrix with Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Camerata Bern for Alpha Classics.

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