Dorothea Röschmann, soprano

German soprano Dorothea Röschmann is one of the most admired singers of her generation. Born in Flensburg, Germany, she made a critically acclaimed début at the 1995 Salzburg Festival as Susanna with Harnoncourt and has since returned to the Festival many times to sing Donna Elvira, Countess Almaviva, Ilia, Servilia, Nannetta, Pamina and Vitellia, with conductors such as Abbado, Harding, Mackerras and von Dohnányi.

At the Metropolitan Opera she has sung Susanna, Pamina, Elvira and Ilia with Levine and, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden her roles have included Pamina and Fiordiligi with Sir Colin Davis and Countess Almaviva with Pappano. At La Scala, Milan she has sung the Countess and has also sung Donna Elvira with the company in Moscow; at the Vienna Staatsoper she has appeared as the Countess and Susanna; and at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich she has sung Zerlina, Susanna, í„nnchen, Marzelline, Anne Trulove and Rodelinda. She is also closely associated with the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, where her roles include í„nnchen with Mehta; Nannetta with Abbado; Eva, Elsa, Pamina, Fiordiligi, Susanna, Zerlina, Micäela, Donna Elvira and the Countess with Barenboim. She has also appeared at La Monnaie, Brussels as Norina and at the Bastille, Paris as the Countess and as Pamina.

Dorothea Röschmann's many recital appearances include New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Het Concertgebouw, Vienna’s  Konzerthaus and venues in Antwerp, Lisbon, Madrid, Cologne, Brussels, Oslo and at the Edinburgh, Munich, and Schwarzenberg Festivals.  In 2013 she sang with Daniel Barenboim at the Schiller Theater in Berlin and with Mitsuko Uchida at the Lucerne Festival.

Her recordings include Countess Almaviva with Harnoncourt; Pamina and Nannetta with Abbado; Puccini's 'Suor Angelica' with Pappano; Strauss’ ‘Four Last Songs’ with Nézet-Séguin; Brahms’ ‘Requiem’ with Rattle (winner of a Grammy and Gramophone Award); Mahler’s Symphony No.4 with Harding; Handel's 'Neun Deutsche Arien' with the Akademie fí¼r Alte Musik Berlin; 'Messiah' with McCreesh; Pergolesi’s ‘Stabat Mater’ with David Daniels and Fabio Biondi and a disc of Schumann songs with Ian Bostridge and Graham Johnson.