Tanja Ariane Baumgartner
The internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano Tanja Ariane Baumgartner has been a member of the ensemble in Frankfurt for many years. This season she can be heard singing two roles for the first time: Jokaste in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex and Preziosilla in La forza del destino - both new productions – and will repeat her portrayals of Emilia in Otello, Clairon in Capriccio and Gaea in Daphne. This versatile artist's recent highlights in Frankfurt have included a recital, Azucena (Il trovatore), Fricka / Erda (Das Rheingold), Cassandre (in a new production of Les Troyens), Baba The Turk (The Rake’s Progress), Carmen, Eboli (Don Carlo), Amme (Die Frau ohne Schatten - available on CD - OehmsClassics), Lisa (Weinberg's Die Passagierin / The (female) Passenger), Kirke (Riehm's Sirenen) and the title role in Schoeck's Penthesilea. Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, who sings Agave / Venus in Die Bassariden at the Salzburg Festival this summer, appears regularly at other theatres in repertoire ranging from Wagner, Strauss, Janačék to Bartok, most recently as Kundry (Parsifal) at Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp, at the Bayreuth Festival, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Vienna and Hamburg state operas, the Theater an der Wien, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Theater Basel, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, in Santiago de Chile, at the Edinburgh International Festival and BBC Proms. Future engagements include her first Venus in Tannhäuser at Zurich Opera, Mahler's Lied von der Erde under Valery Gergiev in the Philharmonie in Munich and Beethoven 9 in the Philharmonie in Paris.
Find out more about Tanja Ariane Baumgartner on her website.