Martina Welschenbach

Vita

Martina Welschenbach was born in Stuttgart and received her musical training at the College of Music in Stuttgart and at the Guildhall School of Music, as well as completing the Opera Course at the Royal College of Music in London. During her student days she played various minor operatic roles at the Staatstheater in Stuttgart and made her debut at the National Theatre in Zagreb as Pamina in Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE. She enhanced her vocal training by attending master classes with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Thomas Allen and Graham Johnson. She has won grants from the Konstantin and Kid Lambert foundation and from the German Academic Exchange Service.

In 2005 she became a member of the Zurich Opera's International Opera Studio and within weeks the young singer had been taken on as a permanent member of the ensemble, where she made her debut in various roles: as Gretel in HANSEL AND GRETEL, Ramiro in LA FINTA GIARDINIERA and Feodor in BORIS GODUNOV. She also sang parts like Tebaldo in DON CARLO, Paggio in RIGOLETTO, the Fisherwoman in PETER GRIMES, Curra in LA FORZA DEL DESTINO, Annina and Flora in LA TRAVIATA, 2nd lady in THE MAGIC FLUTE, the innkeeper's daughter in KÖNIGSKINDER, Zulma in L´ITALIANA IN ALGIERI, Samaritana in FRANCESCA DA RIMINI and Anna in INTERMEZZO.

After changing to the soprano fach, Martina Welschenbach was an ensemble member  at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin from 2008 to  2014.  She has sung Musetta in LA BOHÈME, Gretel in HANSEL AND GRETEL, Oscar in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, Aennchen in THE MARKSMAN, Echo in ARIADNE ON NAXOS and Clorinda in LA CENERENTOLA, Susanna in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Zerlina in DON GIOVANNI, Micaëla in CARMEN, Paminain THE MAGIC FLUTE, Woglinde in DAS RHEINGOLD and GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, Karolka in JENUFA, Solveig in PEER GYNT, Liu in TURANDOT, the title role in Janáček's THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN and played Eva in DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG. As of the 2014/2015 season she is still involved with the company via a residency contract and is portrays roles like Liu (TURANDOT), Fiordiligi (COSI FAN TUTTE), Irene (RIENZI), Mimi (LA BOHÈME) or Europa (THE LOVE OF DANAE).

In autumn 2017 she will make her role debut as Senta in Wagners´ THE FLYING DUTCHMAN at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

She has made guest appearances in Eutin, Leipzig, Gera and Stuttgart. In autumn 2010 she gave an acclaimed debut at the Opéra national de Paris as Regina in »Mathis der Maler« under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach. In June 2012 she gave a stunning reading of Thekla in the opera »Wallenstein« by Jaromir Weinberger with the Austrian Radio Orchestra under Cornelius Meister. In March 2015 Martina Welschenbach made her debut as the Damozel in Debussy's LA DAMOISELLE ÉLUE under the baton of Donald Runnicles with the Berlin Philharmonic and in May 2016 her debut as Lulu in the new production LULU at the Opera Wuppertal.

Martina Welschenbach has worked with such famous opera directors as Claus Michael Gruber, Jens-Daniel Herzog, Martin Kuschej, Carlo Lievi, Christof Loy, Giancarlo del Monaco and David Pountney, and with conductors like Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Cornelius Meister, Ingo Metzmacher, Carlo Rizzi, Donald Runnicles, Nello Santi, Peter Schneider and Franz Welser-Möst.

2017-09-01

Repertoire (Opera)
Bizet CARMEN Micaëla
Berg LULU Lulu
Hindemith MATHIS DER MALER Regina
Janacek DAS SCHLAUE FÜCHSLEIN Füchslein Schlaukopf
Mozart DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE Pamina
DON GIOVANNI Zerlina
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Susanna
Puccini LA BOHÈME Mimi, Musetta
TURANDOT Liu
Rossini LA CENERENTOLA Clorinda
Strauss ARIADNE AUF NAXOS Echo
DIE LIEBE DER DANAE Europa
INTERMEZZO Anna
Verdi UN BALLO IN MASCHERA Oscar
Wagner DAS RHEINGOLD Freia, Woglinde
DIE WALKÜRE Ortlinde
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG Woglinde
RIENZI Irene
TANNHÄUSER Ein junger Hirt
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG Eva
Weber DER FREISCHÜTZ Ännchen
Weinberger WALLENSTEIN Thekla
Repertoire (Concert)
Bach, J. S. Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht BWV 211, (Kaffeekantate)
Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248
Britten A Ceremony of Carols op. 28
Fauré Requiem
Grieg Peer-Gynt-Suite
Mahler Sinfonie Nr. 4 in G-Dur
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Elias op. 70
Mozart Exsultate, jubilate, KV 165
Krönungsmesse in C-Dur, KV 317
Requiem in d-Moll. KV 626
Vesperae solennes de Confessore,  KV 339
Orff Carmina Burana
Suter Le Laudi di San Francesco d’Assisi op. 25
Dates (This information is supplied without liability!)

2017
Februar
25 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Fiordiligi Berlin, Deutsche Oper
März
03 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Fiordiligi Berlin, Deutsche Oper
11 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Fiordiligi Berlin, Deutsche Oper
April
01 Richard Wagner: THE RHINEGOLD, Freia Berlin, Deutsche Oper
02 Richard Wagner: THE VALKYRIE, Ortlinde Berlin, Deutsche Oper
09 Richard Wagner: GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, Woglinde Berlin, Deutsche Oper
13 Richard Wagner: THE RHINEGOLD, Freia Berlin, Deutsche Oper
14 Richard Wagner: THE VALKYRIE, Ortlinde Berlin, Deutsche Oper
17 Richard Wagner: GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, Woglinde Berlin, Deutsche Oper
Mai
25 Richard Strauss: ELEKTRA, 5. Magd Mannheim, Nationaltheater
September
08 Richard Wagner: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN , Senta Berlin, Deutsche Oper
18 Richard Wagner: THE VALKYRIE, Helmwige (3. Akt konzertant) Berlin, Philharmonie
22 Richard Wagner: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER, Senta Berlin, Deutsche Oper
Oktober
17 Richard Wagner: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN , Senta Daegu International Opera Festival
27 Richard Wagner: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN , Senta Berlin, Deutsche Oper
November
18 Richard Wagner: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN , Senta Berlin, Deutsche Oper
2018

 

Media

Wolfgang Amadé Mozart: DIE HOCHZEIT DES FIGARO [Trailer]


Wolfgang Amadé Mozart: DON GIOVANNI [Trailer]