Michaela Kaune Soprano

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Born in Hamburg, Michaela Kaune was a participant in the final of the Belvedere Signing Competition in Vienna and won first prize at the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang in Berlin. Since 1997, she has worked closely with the Deutsche Oper of Berlin, where she was named “Kammersängerin” in 2011. Some of the principal roles in her repertoire include Micaela from Carmen, Marguerite from Faust, the Countess from The Marriage of Figaro, the title roles in Arabella, Rusalka, Kátia Kabanová, Jenufa, Eva from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Rosalinde from Die Fledermaus, Agathe from Der Freischütz, the Marschallin from Der Rosenkavalier, the Countess from Capriccio, Ellen Orford from Peter Grimes, and Sieglinde from Die Walküre. Between 2007 and 2011, she sang the role of Eva at the Bayreuth Festival. She has also made guest appearances at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Semperoder in Dresden, the Staatsoper in Vienna, the Paris Opera (the Countess in Capriccio), the New National Theatre of Tokyo, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, the Grand Théâtre in Geneva, the Antwerp Opera, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. She has also performed at the Salzburg, Ravinia, Budapest, Radio-France, and Bremen Festivals. She recently sang the roles of Sieglinde at the Budapest Festival, Ellen Orford at the Lyon Opera and the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the Marschallin at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin and at Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, the title role of Ariane auf Naxos at the Zurich Opera, Elektra (Idomeneo) at Venice’s La Fenice, and the title-role of Jenufa at the New National Theatre of Tokyo. Michaela Kaune has also performed in concert with a repertoire ranging from the baroque era to the 21st century, with some of the world’s great symphony orchestras (the NDR Orchestra and the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Strasbourg Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphonic, the Orchestre de Paris, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the RSB-Berlin, the RSO Vienna, the RSO Frankfurt, the MDR Orchestra of Leipzig, the RSO Hanover, the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresden National Opera, and the NHK Symphony Orchestra of Tokyo) under the direction of conductors like Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Christian Thielemann, Simone Young, Marek Janowski, Kent Nagano, Marc Minkowski, Gary Bertini, Jun Märkl, Friedemann Layer, Stefan Soltesz, Ingo Metzmacher, Yoav Talmi, Eiji Oue, Philippe Jordan, Marc Albrecht, Esa Pekka Salonen, Alan Gilbert, and Peter Schneider… 

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