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) and Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) for the Company. In the 2014/15 Season she returns to sing Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni).
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, Ännchen (Der Freischütz) and Micaëla (Carmen). She continues to perform regularly for Berlin State Opera, and for other leading companies such as Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, La Scala, Milan, Bolshoi Theatre and Paris Opéra. Her repertory includes Rodelinda, Florinda (Fierrabras), Elsa (Lohengrin), Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Mařenka (The Bartered Bride), the Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) and Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress).
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 cantatas under Ton Koopman to Vier letzte Lieder under Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
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10 February 2011