German soprano Anna Prohaska made her Royal Opera debut in 2014 as Soeur Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites). She returns in the 2017/18 Season to sing Nannetta (Falstaff).
Prohaska was born in Bavaria into a family of musicians, and spent her childhood in Vienna and Berlin. She studied singing with Norma Sharp and Brenda Mitchell at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik, Berlin, and in addition studied Lieder with Wolfram Rieger. She made her stage debut aged 19 as Flora (The Turn of the Screw) for Komische Oper Berlin. She is currently a member of Berlin State Opera, where her roles include Poppea (Agrippina), Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Despina (Così fan tutte), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) and Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress). Engagements elsewhere include Zerlina for La Scala, Milan, Marzelline (Fidelio) and Anne Trulove for Theater an der Wien, Inanna (Widmann’s Babylon) for the Bavarian State Opera and Amanda (Le Grand Macabre) in a semi-staged performance with the Berlin Philharmonic.
Prohaska regularly appears in concert with such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has sung in recital in London and throughout Germany and Austria. Her recordings include Berg’s Lulu Suite under Claudio Abbado with the Simón Bolivar Youth Orchestra (Accentus) and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater (Harmonia Mundi). She is now an exclusive recording artist with Deutsche Grammophon, with whom she released her first solo disc, Sirène, in 2011.