German soprano Anna Prohaska makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2013/14 Season as Soeur Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites). Prohaska is currently a member of the Berlin State Opera.
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 the Komische Oper Berlin. Four years later she joined Berlin State Opera, where her roles have included 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). Her performances away from Berlin have included Zerlina for La Scala, Milan, Marzelline (Fidelio) and Anne Trulove for Theater an der Wien and Inanna (Widmann’s Babylon) for the Bavarian State Opera.
Prohaska regularly appears in concert with orchestras including 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 with Abbado and 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.