Tanja Ariane Baumgartner
The internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano Tanja Ariane Baumgartner has been a much loved member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt for many years. During the 2019/20 season she can be heard as Eboli in Don Carlo, Brangäne in a new production of Tristan und Isolde, Maddalena in Rigoletto and the title role in Carmen. Her many forthcoming engagements include Agaue in Die Bassariden, which she sang at the Salzburg Festival, at the Komische Oper Berlin, Ortrud Lohengrin at the Hamburg State Opera, Waltraute in Götterdämmerung at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Kundry in Parsifal at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. She sings Klytämnestra in Elektra at the 2020 Salzburg Festival. Highlights in Frankfurt have included Jokaste (new production Oedipus Rex), Fricka / Erda (Das Rheingold), Cassandre (new production of Les Troyens), Baba The Turk (The Rake’s Progress), Carmen and the Amme (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Lisa (Weinberg's Die Passagierin / The (female) Passenger), Kirke (Riehm's Sirenen / Sirens) and the title role in Schoeck's Penthesilea - all new productions. Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, whose repertoire ranges from Wagner, Strauss, Janačék and Bartók, appears regularly at the Bayreuth Festival, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Vienna State Opera, Zurich Opera, Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerpen, the Theater an der Wien, Theater Basel, in Santiago de Chile, at the Edinburgh International Festival, BBC Proms, in the Elbphilharmonie and Philharmonie de Paris.
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