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Katharina Magiera

contralto

Katharina Magiera
© Barbara Aumüller

During the 2019/20 season Katharina Magiera sings Herodias' Page the new production of Salome and repeats her portrayals of The Narrator / St. Catherine in La damoiselle élue / Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher, Nancy in Martha  (CD - OehmsClassics) and Annina in Der Rosenkavalier. She added three new roles to her repertoire in Frankfurt last season: Emilia in Otello, Amastre in the first revival of the wonderful new Xerxes and 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 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.