Katharina Magiera, who studied in Frankfurt with Hedwig Fassbender, has been a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt since 2009/10. Last season she sang 3rd Lady and a Maid in new productions of Die Zauberflöte and Elektra, and repeated her wonderful portrayals of Hänsel and Amastre in Xerxes. She recently sang Herodias' Page (Salome) and 3rd Lady at the Opéra National de Paris, Schwertleite (Die Walküre) at the Semperoper in Dresden and the Witch (Humperdinck's Königskinder) and a Rhine Maiden and Waltraute (role debut) in a new Götterdämmerung at the 2023 Tirol Summer Festival in Erl. Roles for the company in 2023/24 include Marcellina in a new Nozze di Figaro, Gaea (role debut) in our stunning production of Strauss' Daphne, her brilliant portrayal of Nancy in Flotow's very enjoyable Martha and 3rd Lady (Die Zauberflöte). In 2020/21 she sang Jokaste (role debut) in Oedipus Rex, the Witch in Humperdinck's Königskinder, Circe / Melantho in our »Rediscovery of the Year 2020« (Opernwelt) production of Dallapiccola's Ulisse and Frugola (Il Tabarro) and Ciesa (Gianni Schicchi). Roles in recent seasons have included Nancy (Flotow's Martha - CD available - OehmsClassics), Narrator / St. Katherine (La Damoiselle élue / Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher), 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), Marcellina (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 at the 2021 Tirol Summer Festival in Erl and made her debut with the Chœur and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, under Krzysztof Urbański. Guest engagements have included appearances at the Opéra Bastille in Paris, the Theater an der Wien, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Semperoper in Dresden, Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg, Beijing Music Festival and Salzburg Easter Festival, working with conductors including Christian Thielemann, Ádám Fischer and Andrés Orozco-Estrada.