Katharina Magiera Contralto

Biography

Katharina Magiera began studying the piano at the age of six. She studied singing at the Frankfurt Conservatory in the class of Hedwig Fassbender. She received a scholarship from the Villa Musica of the state of Rheinland-Pfalz. 

She followed master classes with Christoph Prégardien, Rudolf Piernay, Hans Peter Blochwitz and Ingeborg Danz. In 2005 she was awarded the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation's Live Music Now programme and in 2006 she won the Special Prize at the Mozart-Gesang Competition in Würzburg. 

In concert, she has sung Bach's Mass in B minor and Handel's Messiah, The Saint Matthew Passion, 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 sang the Third Lady in The Magic Flute, Zofe (Der Zwerg), Duniacha (The Czar's Bride), Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor), Carmela (La Vida breve), Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice), Tisbe (La Cenerentola), the First Maid (Elektra), Hua-Qui (L'Oracolo de Leoni), Bradamante (Orlando furioso), Pantalis (Mefistofele), a Flower Girl (Parsifal), Flosshilde and Schwertleite (The Ring), Cornelia (Giulio Cesare), Dr. Yade (Ariadne auf Naxos), Jezibaba (Rusalka), Marzelline (Fidelio), Vania (Ivan Soussanine), Nancy (Martha), the Recitante (La Damoiselle élue) Saint Catherine (Joan of Arc at the stake), Teresa (The Sleepwalker), Emilia (Otello), Margret (Wozzeck), Eduige (Rodelinda), Annina (Der Rosenkavalier), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel)... 

She was invited to Strasburg and the Salzburg Easter Festival (The Valkyrie), the Paris Opera (The Magic Flute and Elektra), the Theater an der Wien, the Glyndebourne Festival, and the BBC Proms in London. During the 21/22 season, she sang Jocasta (Oedipus Rex) and the Witch (Die Königskinder) at the Frankfurt Opera, Amastre (Xerxes) in Rendsburg, the Sorceress (Dido and Æneas) in Melk and Circe / Melanto (Ulisse) in Frankfurt an der Oder.

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