Katharina Konradi was born in Bischkek, Kyrgyzstan and is the first soprano from this country to have an international career as a lied, concert and opera singer. In 2009 she began her singing training with Julie Kaufmann in Berlin and subsequently completed her master’s degree in lied interpretation with Christiane Iven and Donald Sulzen at the Munich Academy of Music and Theatre. Attending master-classes by Helmut Deutsch and Klesie Kelly-Moog gave Katharina Konradi’s career as a soprano further musical and artistic momentum.
After initial engagements at the Kammeroper in Munich and at the Theater Hof as Anne Frank in the mono-opera The Diary of Anne Frank by Grigori Frid, she became a member of the ensemble of the Hessen State Theatre in Wiesbaden from the 2015/16 season for three years, where she sang many important soprano roles, including Pamina, Gretel, Adele, Susanna, Zerlina and Nannetta. Following her remarkable debut in Hamburg, singing Ännchen in Weber’s Der Freischütz, Katharina Konradi joined the ensemble of the Hamburg State Opera at the beginning of the 2018/19 season. In the same season she made her debut as Zdenka in Arabella by Richard Strauss at the Semperoper in Dresden.

In summer 2019 Katharina Konradi makes her debut at the Bayreuth Festival, singing the role of the young shepherd at the new opening production of Tannhäuser (stage director: Tobias Kratzer) conducted by Valery Gergiev. She also sings one of Klingsor’s flower maidens in Parsifal (conductor: Semyon Bychkov). In June 2020 she can be heard for the first time at an opera house in France, at the Opéra de Lyon, singing Susanna in the new production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (stage director: the French film director Olivier Assayas). She also sings other major soprano roles at her home theatre, the Hamburg State Opera, including Pamina, Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Musetta in La Bohème.

Since the autumn of 2018 Katharina Konradi has been supported by the BBC in the context of the two-year programme New Generation Artist with various engagements and recordings in Great Britain.  Winning the German Music Competition in 2016 already led to important concert engagements: in 2017 she performed at the season opening concert by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock; shortly afterwards, again conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock, she made her debut with the Orchestre de Paris. Other engagements followed with renowned orchestras such as the Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the MDR, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen as well as the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble under conductors such as Manfred Honeck, Paavo Järvi and Lionel Bringuier.  In the coming season Katharina Konradi will be the soprano soloist in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.  She can also be heard in Haydn’s ‘Nelson’ Mass conducted by Kent Nagano in Hamburg and in Mozart’s Mass in C minor conducted by Leopold Hager in Porto.

Lied interpretation is a special preoccupation for the young artist. During the summer of 2018 she gave guest performances at the Mozartfest Würzburg, at the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, with the WDR and in Tuesta in Spain.  Her performance at the opening of the Schubertiade Vilabertran was acclaimed by the public and press as an outstanding highlight.  She returns in the summer of 2019 to give a lied recital.  Further performances in the new season follow in Barcelona, Cologne, Essen and in the Wigmore Hall in London.  Recently she appeared as a guest in the TV broadcast Stars of Tomorrow on arte hosted by Rolando Villazón and she took part in a film documentary about Clara Schumann (directed by Andreas Morell), which is screened for the first time in September 2019 on arte.

2019/2020 Season (June 2019) – please discard previous biographical information!
Further details are available on the website www.katharina-konradi.de

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