Katharina Magiera Contralto


Katharina Magiera began studying piano at the age of six. She studied singing at the Frankfurt Conservatory in the class of Hedwig Fassbender. She received a Villa Musica scholarship from the Rheinland-Pfalz state government. In 2005, she was a prizewinner in the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation's Live Music Now program, and in 2006 she won the special prize at the Mozart-Gesang competition in Würzburg. In concert, she sings Bach's Mass in B minor and Handel's Messiah, the Christmas Oratorio, Bach's cantatas and passions, the Requiems of Mozart, Duruflé, Dvořák and Schnittke, and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater.

She is a member of the Frankfurt Opera company, where she has sung the Third Lady (The Magic Flute), Zofe (Der Zwerg), Douniacha (The Tsar's Bride), Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor), Carmela (La Vida breve), Orfeo (Orphée et Eurydice), Tisbe (La Cenerentola), the First Maid (Elektra), Hua-Qui (L'Oracolo de Leoni), a flower-girl (Parsifal), Flosshilde and Schwertleite (The Ring), Cornelia (Giulio Cesare), Dryade (Ariadne auf Naxos), Jezibaba (Rusalka), Marzelline (Fidelio), Vania (Ivan Soussanine), Nancy (Martha), la Récitante (La Damoiselle élue), Teresa (La Somnambule), Emilia (Otello), Margret (Wozzeck), Eduige (Rodelinda), Annina (Le Chevalier à la rose), Hänsel (Hänsel et Gretel)... She has been invited to Strasbourg and the Salzburg Easter Festival, the Theater an der Wien, the Glyndebourne Festival and the BBC Proms in London.

In recent seasons, she has performed the roles of Jocaste (Œdipus Rex) and the Witch (Die Königskinder) at the Frankfurt Opera, Amastre (Xerxes) in Rendsbourg, the Witch (Dido and Aeneas) in Melk and Circe / Melanto (Ulisse) in Frankfurt, Jezibaba in Stuttgart. In the 2023-2024 season, her roles include Gaea (Daphne) and Marcellina (The Marriage of Figaro) in Frankfurt.

At the Opéra national de Paris: The Magic Flute (Third Lady), 2015, 2022; Valkyrie (Schwertleite), 2020; Elektra (Erste Magd), 2022; Salome (Page der Herodias), 2022

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 29 January to 19 February 2025
  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 09 to 28 May 2024

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