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Katharina Magiera

contralto

Katharina Magiera
© Barbara Aumüller

This season Katharina Magiera sings Xenia's Nurse (role debut) in a new production of Boris Godunow, Sonjetka in Shostakovitch's Lady Macbeth von Mzensk, Amastre in Xerxes, Herodias (role debut) in Salome and Erda (another role debut) in Siegfried. Other engagements take this contralto back to the Opéra National de Paris and Staatsoper in Dresden for Schwertleite in Die Walküre. She enjoyed great success in Frankfurt last season in Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde but the corona shutdown put paid to her singing the Witch in a new production of Humperdinck's Königskinder at theTirol Festival in Erl and Sorceress in Dido und Aeneas at the International Barocktage Stift in Melk. She recently added three new roles to her repertoire in Frankfurt: Emilia in Otello, Amastre in the first revival of our wonderful Xerxes, Eduige in a new production of Rodelinda and repeated her wonderful portrayals of 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) and Wanja (Glinka's Iwan Sussanin). She also appeared here in recital – a CD of Goethe Lieder - OehmsClassics. Guest engagements have included appearances at the Theater an der Wien, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Semperoper in Dresden, Opéra du Rhin in Strassburg, Beijing Music Festival and Salzburg Easter Festival, where she has worked with, amongst others, Christian Thielemann, Ádám Fischer and Andrés Orozco-Estrada.