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Kateryna Kasper

soprano

Kateryna Kasper
© Barbara Aumüller

This season she sings three roles for the first time: Oriana and Titania in new productions of Amadigi and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Frankfurt and Orasia in Telemann's Orpheus on tour with the B'Rock Orchestra and René Jacobs. During the 2022/23 season she sings Angelica in a new production of Orlando and Atalanta in Xerxes, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. Other plans include Tamiri in Il re pastore at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and a tour with the Freiburg Barokorchester with the Christmas Oratorio. Since leaving the opera studio to join the ensemble in 2014/15 this Ukrainian soprano has thrilled audiences in Frankfurt with roles including Lady Harriet Durham (Flotow's Martha - available on CD - OehmsClassics), Tigrane (Radamisto), Romilda (Xerxes), Antonida (Glinka's Iwan Sussanin), Valencienne (Die lustige Witwe / The Merry Widow), Nannetta (Falstaff), Mozart's Zerlina and Susanna, Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Komtesse Stasi (Die Csárdásfürstin), Anima in Cavalieri's Das Spiel von Seele und Körper / The Game between Soul and Body and the lead role in the world premiere of Eötvös’ Der goldene Drache / The Golden Dragon (commissioned by Oper & Schauspiel Frankfurt). She sang in this production again at the Bregenz Festival and Belinda in Dido and Aeneas with the company at the Edinburgh International Festival, and at Los Angeles Opera. Other recent engagements have included Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at the Oper im Steinbruch in St. Margarethen, Agilea (Teseo) in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow and Bach's Johannes Passion at the Opéra de Lille and Philharmonie in Paris, Mozart's Requiem with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Handel's Messiah at the Bergen International Festival, Ännchen in Der Freischütz in the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and, earlier this year, Bellezza in Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno at the Nationaltheater in Mannheim. Future plans include Arianna (Giustino) at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin. Other concert and recital work has taken her to places including the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe, Heidelberg Spring Festival and Savonlinna Opera Festival. Her first solo album - O wüßt ich doch den Weg zurück… / O if only I knew the way back ... was released in 2018 and awards have included 1st Prize at the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition in Helsinki.

 

Find out more about Kateryna Kasper on her website