“One simply has to be enchanted by her voice: a bright girl-like soprano which she can, when necessary, give a darker timbre, yet which constantly radiates a blossomy glow.” (Fonoforum)

Anna Lucia Richter comes from a great musical family.  As a long-standing member of the girls’ choir at Cologne Cathedral she received singing lessons from the age of nine from her mother Regina Dohmen.  Later she was trained by Professor Kurt Widmer in Basle and completed her singing studies with distinction with Professor Klesie Kelly-Moog at the Cologne Academy of Music.  She also benefited from working with Margreet Honig, Edda Moser, Christoph Prégardien and Edith Wiens.  Anna Lucia Richter has won several international prizes; in February 2016 she received the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.

She has performed as a concert singer with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly, with the Orchestre de Paris under Thomas Hengelbrock, the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia conducted by Daniel Harding, the London Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink, the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra under Jérémie Rhorer and Arcangelo under Jonathan Cohen.  Anna Lucia Richter started the current season in August singing Mahler’s songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn together with Christian Gerhaher and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Festival.  She goes on tour singing the same repertoire in November to the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and to Luxembourg.  She sings in Mozart’s Requiem with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock; Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise) is on the programme of her concert with the Gürzenich Orchestra conducted by Hartmut Haenchen, and for the first time she is a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in concerts with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra in Berlin, Stuttgart and Freiburg. Works by Johann Sebastian Bach make up the artist’s core repertoire: she sings Bach cantatas with the B’Rock Orchestra at the Mozart Week in Salzburg, with the Tonkünstler-Orchester in Grafenegg and finally in March songs from Schemelli’s Song Book and the Notenbüchlein for Anna Magdalena Bach, together with Gerog Nigl and other soloists in the Konzerthaus in Vienna.  A CD of these works was released in September 2017 on the alpha label. 

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