Anna Prohaska

Soprano

Anna Prohaska studied interpretation, piano and music theory privately with Eberhard Kloke before attending the “Hanns Eisler” School of Music Berlin; her teachers were Norma Sharp, Brenda Mitchell and Wolfram Rieger. Important debuts while still at school and university: at 18 at the Komische Oper as Flora in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw directed by Harry Kupfer, at 20 at the Staatsoper “Unter den Linden” Berlin and with the Berliner Philharmoniker at 24. Anna has received numerous awards including the Kunstpreis of the Academy of Arts Berlin.

Adjacent to her international career, she has remained an ensemble member of the Berlin Staatsoper, her artistic home; she is noted here for her extraordinarily wide repertoire, including Anne Trulove, Susanna, Sophie, Oscar, Blonde, Poppea, Euridice, also world premieres by Jens Joneleit and Peter Ruzicka. Amongst the important conductors she has worked with here are Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Philippe Jordan, Gustavo Dudamel and René Jacobs.

She is a regular guest at the Salzburg Festival, having appeared as Zerlina, Despina, Deola in Luigi Nono’s Al Gran Sole, Carico d'Amore, Susanna and in concert with the NHK Symphony and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras. 2017 marks her debut as Cordelia in Aribert Reimann's rendition of King Lear.

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