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Katharina Magiera

contralto

Katharina Magiera
© Barbara Aumüller

Katharina Magiera adds three new roles to her repertoire during Oper Frankfurt's 2018/19 season: Emilia in Otello, Amastre in the first revival of last season's fantastic new production of Xerxes and Eduige in a new production of Rodelinda, and can be heard again as 3rd Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Ježibaba (Rusalka), Humperdinck's Hänsel, Margret (Wozzeck), Schwertleite (Die Walküre) and Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro). This contralto, who studied with Hedwig Fassbender in Frankfurt, has been a member of Oper Frankfurt's ensemble since 2009/10, since when her roles have included Lisa (Weinberg's Die Passagierin / The (female) Passenger), Teresa (La sonnambula), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Wanja (Glinka's Iwan Sussanin), the Narrator / St. Catherine in a double bill of Debussy's La damoiselle élue & Honegger's Jeanne D’Arc au bûcher and Nancy (Flotow's Martha - available on CD - OehmsClassics). She also appeared here in recital – a CD of Goethe Lieder is available - OehmsClassics. Guest engagements have included Hänsel at the die Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Schwertleite (Die Walküre) at the Opéra du Rhin in Strassburg and Salzburg Easter Festival, where she has worked with, amongst others, Ádám Fischer and Andrés Orozco-Estrada.