Katrin Wundsam © Christian Huber
Katrin Wundsam © Christian Huber
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Katrin Wundsam

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BIOGRAPHY

Katrin Wundsam attended the Anton Bruckner Private University studying with Prof. Gerald Trabesinger, subsequently completing her studies at the Mozarteum Salzburg with Prof. Ingrid Mayr and Prof. Wolfgang Holzmair. She took further master classes with KS Robert Holl and Kurt Widmer and refined her vocal techniques with Prof. Irina Gavrilovici in Vienna and Margreet Honig in Amsterdam.

As ensemble member of the Cologne Opera during the years 2009-2016, Katrin Wundsam has been given the opportunity to progressively broaden her repertoire appearing in roles such as Penelope (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria), Ottavia (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Bradamante (Alcina), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Sesto (La clemenza di Tito), Smeton (Anna Bolena), Ascanio (Benvenuto Cellini), Nicklausse (Les contes d'Hoffmann), Preziosilla (La forza del destino), Prinz Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Concepcion (L’heure espagnole) and Martuccia (Die Gezeichneten). Further highlights include the title role in Bizet’s Carmen and a Singspiel y Georg Kreisler entitled Heute Abend: Lola Blau. With the Cologne Opera she also took part in a tour to China with Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, appearing as Flosshilde (Das Rheingold), Grimgerde (Die Walküre) and Second Norn (Götterdämmerung).

In addition to her engagements in Cologne, Katrin Wundsam also starred as Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and as Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Hamburg State Opera. With the latter role she also gave her debut at Dresden’s Semperoper during the season 2015/2016. The Bregenz Festival invited her to take part in a production of Ernst Křenek’s Karl V. and as Third Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. She took further part in the two one act operas Le Rossignol by Igor Stravinsky and l’Hirondelle inattendue by Simon Laks.

Much in demand also on the concert platform, Katrin Wundsam gave her debut at the Wiener Musikverein with Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces conducted by Cornelius Meister and appeared as soloist in Mozart’s Requiem KV 626 with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg under Laurence Equilbey. She sang in Bach’s Trauerode BWV 198 and Schubert’s Mass in A-flat major D 678 at the Konzerthaus Berlin, performed Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs with the WDR Sinfonieorchester under Jukka-Pekka Saraste and appeared with the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich under Ivor Bolton in Grafenegg, featuring Mozart’s Vesperae solennes KV 339 and his Coronation Mass in C major KV 317. Jan Cayers and his ensemble Le Concert Olympique invited her to perform Beethoven’s Mass in C major op. 87 in a series of concerts in Antwerp and Bruges. The Grafenegg Festival engaged her as soloist in Gerald Wirth’s world premiere of the cantata Carmina Austriaca, whereas the Rheingau Musik Festival invited her for the opening concert with Beethoven’s Missa solemnis under Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

Further concert highlights of the past seasons include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Essen, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis in Hamburg as well as his Symphony No. 9 with the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra under Adam Fischer. She further inaugurated the International Bruckner Festival Linz as soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 conducted by Markus Poschner and subsequently took part in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in Düsseldorf and in Schumann’s Requiem op. 148 at the Berlin Konzerthaus under Lukasz Borowicz.

The role of Grimgerde in Wagner’s Die Walküre led her to the Salzburg Easter Festival under Christian Thielemann in 2017, and will see her once again on stage shortly in the frame of a concert version of the same opera at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw under the baton of Jaap van Zweeden.

The season 2017/2018 saw her starring as Hänsel in a new production of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel at the then newly reopened Berlin State Opera. At the Innsbruck Early Music Festival she performed the role of Enea in Mercadante’s seldom performed Didone abbandonata, which in the meantime has also been released on DVD by the label Naxos. At the Bregenz Festival in 2019, Katrin Wundsam will eventually appear as Maddalena in a new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto conducted by Enrique Mazzola and staged by Philipp Stölzl.

As a Lied singer, Katrin appeared with three solo recitals featuring works by Hans Werner Henze, Paul Hindemith und Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach at Kartause Ittingen in Switzerland, and subsequently interpreted Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder accompanied by Kölner Kammersolisten.

After a successful revival of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel at Berlin’s Staatsoper unter den Linden and Kreisler’s song play Heute Abend: Lola Blau in Cologne, several scheduled and already confirmed projects – such as Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Würth Philharmonic under Claudio Vandelli, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at the Musikverein Graz under Oksana Lyniv, Mozart’s Requiem under Adám Fischer and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, as well as Bruckner’s Te Deum with the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra under Markus Poschner - were cancelled due to the worldwide Covid pandemic. One of her first projects after the general reopening towards the end of the concert season 2020_2021 was Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Twice through the Heart, a dramatic scena for mezzo-soprano and 16 players performed at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie by members of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra under Markus Poschner.

Besides a revival of Philippe Stölzl’s Rigoletto production for the Bregenz festival in 2021, Katrin Wundsam will also take over the roles of Cerinto und Pèrside in Arrigo Boito’s seldom-performed Nerone at the Bregenz Festival under the baton of Dirk Kaftan.

During the current season, Katrin Wundsam can be heard in two new productions presented by Cologne Opera, where she will star as The Pilgrim in Kaija Saariaho L’Amour de loin as well as Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, followed by her role as the foreign princess in Dvořáks Rusalka conducted by Constantin Trinks.  On the concert stage, she will furthermore perform Ravel’s Shéhérazade and selected songs by Richard Strauss with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern under Kazuki Yamada, followed bs Mendelssohn’s cantata The First Walpurgis Night David Reiland in Düsseldorf.

2021 | 2022

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DISCOGRAPHY

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Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8
Polina Pasztircsák, Manuela Uhl, Fatma Said, Katrin Wundsam, Katharina Magiera, Neal Cooper, Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Peter Rose
Choir of the Städtischer Musikverein, Philharmonischer Chor Bonn, Kartäuserkantorei Köln, Youth Choir of the Clara-Schumann Musikschule
Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
Conductor: Adam Fischer
Label: Challenge Records | 2019 

More on www.challengerecords.com

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Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto
DVD
Katrin Wundsam, Stephen Costello, Vladimir Stoyanov, Mélissa Petit, Miklós Sebestyén
Wiener Symphoniker | Prague Philharmonic Choir
Conductor: Enrique Mazzola
Director: Philipp Stölzl
Label: C Major | 2019

More on www.jpc.de

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Saverio Mercadante: Didone abbandonata
DVD
Viktorija Miškūnaitė, Katrin Wundsam, Carlo Vincenzo Allemano, Pietro di Bianco, Diego Godoy, Emilie Renard
Academia Montis Regalis | Coro Maghini
Conductor: Alessandro de Marchi
Director: Jürgen Flimm
Label: Naxos | 2019

More on www.naxos.de

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Engelbert Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Katrin Wundsam, Alexandra Steiner, Ricarda Merbeth, Albert Dohmen, Christian Elsner, Annika Gerhards, Alexandra Hutto
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin | Kinderchor der Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Label: Pentatone Classics | 2017

More on www.pentatonemusic.com

VIDEOS

CALENDAR

Modest Mussorgskij: Eine Nacht auf dem kahlen Berge (Bearbeitung: Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Die erste Walpurgisnacht


KATRIN WUNDSAM, mezzosoprano
THOMAS E. BAUER, baritone
MAXIMILIAN SCHMITT, tenor
MIKLÓS SEBESTYÉN, bass-baritone

CHOR DES STÄDTISCHEN MUSIKVEREINS ZU DÜSSELDORF
DÜSSELDORFER SYMPHONIKER
DAVID REILAND, conductor
 

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Fanny Hensel: Oratorium nach Bildern der Bibel
Modest Mussorgskij: Eine Nacht auf dem kahlen Berge (Bearbeitung: Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Die erste Walpurgisnacht


KATRIN WUNDSAM, mezzosoprano
THOMAS E. BAUER, baritone
MAXIMILIAN SCHMITT, tenor
MIKLÓS SEBESTYÉN, bass-baritone

CHOR DES STÄDTISCHEN MUSIKVEREINS ZU DÜSSELDORF
DÜSSELDORFER SYMPHONIKER
DAVID REILAND, conductor

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Fanny Hensel: Oratorium nach Bildern der Bibel
Modest Mussorgskij: Eine Nacht auf dem kahlen Berge (Bearbeitung: Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Die erste Walpurgisnacht


KATRIN WUNDSAM, mezzosoprano
THOMAS E. BAUER, baritone
MAXIMILIAN SCHMITT, tenor
MIKLÓS SEBESTYÉN, bass-baritone

CHOR DES STÄDTISCHEN MUSIKVEREINS ZU DÜSSELDORF
DÜSSELDORFER SYMPHONIKER
DAVID REILAND, conductor

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Katrin Wundsam, Lola Blau
Rainer Mühlbach, Leo | Pianist
Eicke Ecker, stage director

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Katrin Wundsam, Lola Blau
Rainer Mühlbach, Leo | Pianist
Eicke Ecker, stage director

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS
 

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