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Dorothea Röschmann



Dorothea Röschmann in action.
Dorothea Röschmann as Donna Elvira in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni © ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper, 2015

German soprano Dorothea Röschmann made her Royal Opera debut in 2003 as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and has since sung Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) for the Company. She returns in the 2016/17 Season to sing Desdemona (Otello).

Röschmann studied at the Hamburg Hochschule für Musik und Theater, the Bremen Akademie für Alte Musik and in Los Angeles, New York, Tel Aviv and with Vera Rózsa in London. In 1995 she made her Salzburg Festival debut as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro). She went on to become a member of the Berlin State Opera, where her repertory included several Mozart roles, Agathe (Der Freischütz) and Micaëla (Carmen). She also performs regularly for other leading companies such as Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, La Scala, Milan, Bolshoi Theatre, Paris Opéra, Dresden Semperoper and Salzburg Festival. Her repertory includes Rodelinda, Florinda (Fierrabras), Elsa (Lohengrin), Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Mařenka (The Bartered Bride), the Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) and Jenůfa.

Röschmann is a prolific recitalist and performs regularly throughout Europe and at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Concert engagements include Vier letzte Lieder with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Antonio Pappano, Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala under Daniel Harding, and appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Cleveland Orchestra. Her recordings range from Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Nikolaus Harnoncourt to Vier letzte Lieder with Yannick Nézet-Séguin.


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