Wiebke Lehmkuhl Contralto
Season 23/24 Artist

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German contralto Wiebke Lehmkuhl studied singing at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, in Hamburg, before joining the Opera Zurich Ensemble. In addition to her Zurich Opera repertoire, she has sung Erda (Siegfried) for the Spring Festival in Tokyo and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Magdalena (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Flosshilde, Grimgerde and the First Norn Wagner’s Ring cycle), and the Voice from Above (Parsifal) for the Bayreuth Festival. She has also sung Erda (Das Rheingold) at the Royal Opera House, the Third Lady (The Magic Flute) at the Salzburg Festival under the baton of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, as well as Storgè (Jephtha) for the Dutch National Opera, with conductor Ivor Bolton.

On the concert platform, Wiebke Lehmkuhl gives regular performances with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Zurich Tonhalle or Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, in major venues - including the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg or Musikverein in Vienna. She also performs for European Festivals in Lucerne, Salzburg or Schleswig-Holstein. She has worked with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Daniele Gatti, Daniel Harding, Philippe Jordan, Marc Minkowski, Kirill Petrenko, Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Kent Nagano.

Her concert repertoire includes Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Mozart’s Requiem and Malher’s Symphonies n°2 and n°3, Lied von der Erde and Kindertotenlieder, as well as Schoenberg’s Gurre-Lieder.

At the Paris Opera: Die Walküre (Schwertleite), 2010, 2013; Götterdämmerung (First Norn / Flosshilde), 2013; Das Rheingold (Flosshilde), 2013; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Magdalene), 2016; Das Rheingold (Erda), 2020; Siegfried (Erda), 2020

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