Wiebke Lehmkuhl received her vocal training with Ulla Groenewold and Hanna Schwarz at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. After guest engagements at the Kiel Opera House and the Hamburg and Hanover State Operas, Wiebke Lehmkuhl took up her first permanent engagement at the Zurich Opera House while still a student. In 2012 she made her debut at the Salzburg Festival under the baton of Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Further engagements took her to the Opéra de Bastille in Paris, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, where she sang in Götterdämmerung under Kent Nagano.


Wiebke Lehmkuhl is a sought-after soloist on the international concert podium and a regular guest with the great orchestras, such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich, the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and the concert halls in Bilbao, Tokyo and Shanghai. She also participated in the opening concert of the Elbphilharmonie with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra under Thomas Hengelbrock. She is also a welcome guest at festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Lucerne Festival and La Folle Journée in Nantes. In opera, Wiebke Lehmkuhl can be heard regularly at the Salzburg and Bayreuth Festivals. She also made her debut in Handel's Jephta at the DNO in Amsterdam.

The 2019/20 season took Wiebke Lehmkuhl to Salzburg for a new staged production of Handel's Messiah, to Montreal for Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and to the Vienna Musikverein for Bach's Magnificat under Philippe Jordan. The highlights of the 2020/21 season - which were affected by the Corona pandemic and unfortunately partially cancelled - included Handel's Messiah at the Vienna Musikverein, the Missa solemnis under Thomas Hengelbrock with the Orchestre National de Paris or concerts of Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's Elijah under Sir Antonio Pappano with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.


In 2021/22 Wiebke Lehmkuhl will tour Europe as Erda in concert performances of Wagner's Rheingold under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, among others, and sing Maher's 2nd Symphony with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra or the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. On the occasion of the reopening of the Tonhalle Zurich, Wiebke Lehmkuhl sings Mahler's 3rd Symphony, which she will later also perform in Bochum and Hamburg.


Wiebke Lehmkuhl regularly works with conductors such as Philippe Jordan, Marc Minkowski, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Ottavio Dantone, Franz-Welser Möst, Riccardo Chailly, Laurence Equilbey, Kent Nagano, Christian Thielemann, Antonio Pappano and Daniel Harding. Her artistic output has also been captured on numerous recordings, including J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the Gewandhausorchester zu Leipzig under Riccardo Chailly (Decca) or C.P.E. Bach's Magnificat with the RIAS Kammerchor and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin under Hans-Christoph Rademann (Harmonia Mundi).

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