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Katharina Magiera

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Katharina Magiera
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Katharina Magiera, who studied in Frankfurt with Hedwig Fassbender, has been a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt since 2009/10. She starts the new season off by singing Jokaste (role debut) in Oedipus Rex, which is followed by the Witch in our wonderful production of Humperdinck's Königskinder, Kirke / Melantho in a new production of Dallapiccola's Ulisse and Frugola in Il Tabarro (Il trittico). Roles in recent seasons have included Nancy (Flotow's Martha - CD available - OehmsClassics), Narrator / St. Katherine (La Damoiselle élue / Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher), Amastre (Xerxes), Eduige (Rodelinda), Emilia (Verdi's Otello) and the Sphinx in Enescu's Oedipe. Her repertoire includes Ježibaba (Rusalka), Humperdinck's Hänsel, Margret (Wozzeck - available on CD - OehmsClassics), 3rd Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Marzelline (Le nozze di Figaro), Annina (Der Rosenkavalier), Lisa (Weinberg's Die Passagierin / The (female) Passenger), Teresa (La sonnambula), Maddalena (Rigoletto) and Wanja (Glinka's Iwan Sussanin). She has also appeared in Frankfurt in recital (Goethe CD available - OehmsClassics. She sang the Witch and Flosshilde in new productions of Humperdinck's Königskinder and Das Rheingold, the start of a new Ring, at the 2021 Tirol Summer Festival in Erl and will be making her debut with the Chœur and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, under Krzysztof Urbański. Guest engagements have included appearances at the Theater an der Wien, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Semperoper in Dresden, Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg, Beijing Music Festival and Salzburg Easter Festival, where she has worked with, amongst others, Christian Thielemann, Ádám Fischer and Andrés Orozco-Estrada.