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Annette Dasch

Soprano

Annette Dasch
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Annette Dasch is one of the most outstanding sopranos of today. The role of Elsa in Lohengrin, which she sang for the first time at the 2010 Bayreuth Festival, has taken her to La Scala Milan, the Bayerische and Vienna state operas, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and Oper Frankfurt, where she sang her first Elisabeths in Tannhäuser and the Countess in Le nozze die Figaro, and where she can now be heard as Hanna Glawari in this revival of The Merry Widow. Earlier this season she returned to De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam for Ghita in a new production of Zemlinsky's The Dwarf, where she enjoyed great success as Chawa in the first performances in Holland of Rudi Stephan's Die ersten Menschen / The First People. Future plans include adding two new roles to her repertoire: Katja Kabanová at the Komische Oper Berlin and the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier at the New National Theatre Tokyo and her Dasch-Salon in the Alte Oper Frankfurt. Other important roles in her repertoire include Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Armida, Alice (Falstaff), Antonia (The Tales of Hoffmann), Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Rezia (Oberon, oder der Schwur des Elfenkönigs / Or the Elf King's Vow), Jenůfa, Martinů's Juliette, Cordelia (Reimann's Lear), Jenny (The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) and the Csárdásfürstin. She has appeared in concert and recital at the Musikverein in Vienna, the concert houses in Vienna, Berlin and Dortmund, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Wigmore Hall in London, Philharmonies in Cologne and Essen and the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg. Annette Dasch received an ECHO in 2008 for her debut CD Armida (Sony Classical) and the Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande in 2014.