Anna Lucia Richter hails from a large family of musicians. As a long-standing member of the girls’ choir at Cologne Cathedral, she received singing lessons from her mother Regina Dohmen from the age of nine. Subsequently she was trained by Prof. Kurt Widmer in Basle and graduated with distinction from the class of Professor Klesie Kelly-Moog at the Cologne Academy of Music. She received further coaching from Edda Moser, Christoph Prégardien, Edith Wiens and Margreet Honig. In the spring of 2020, the artist initiated a change of repertoire to mezzo- soprano in close consultation with the vocal expert Prof. Tamar Rachum, who will continue to coach her. Anna Lucia Richter has received numerous international awards, including the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.

Meanwhile, the artist is travelling around the globe. Unfortunately, the invitation to sing the role of Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni under Teodor Currentzis at the Salzburg Festival in summer 2020 had to be postponed. Another important project, however, is Eurydice/La Musica in Monteverdi's Orfeo in the highly acclaimed production by Sasha Waltz, which was premiered at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. After great success at the Amsterdam Opera, among others, the production will return to Berlin and then be performed at Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele in 2021.

In the summer of 2021, she will be a guest at the Salzburg Festival, singing Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni under Teodor Currentzis. At the opera house in her hometown of Cologne, she will make her debut under F.X. Roth as Hänsel in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel.

Great concert projects are also lined up for 2021/2022: including Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony, with which she is particularly familiar, with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Klaus Mäkelä in Munich, Haydn's Timpani Mass with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne under Manfred Honeck, and Bach's St. Matthew Passion with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Thomanerchor Leipzig in the Thomaskirche Leipzig. The works of Johann Sebastian Bach are part of the artist's core repertoire: a CD with songs from Schemelli's Gesangbuch and the Notenbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach with Georg Nigl, among others, was released on the alpha label.

Anna Lucia Richter has worked frequently with Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna, including a concert performance of Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, with the London Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Haitink, Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini, the Orchestre de Paris and Thomas Hengelbrock, and the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer. With these ensembles she has also repeatedly appeared at major festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, the BBC Proms in London, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival or, as 'Artist in Residence', at the Rheingau Music Festival 2018 and the Cologne Philharmonie 2018/19.

In the lieder field, Anna Lucia Richter is presenting her extensive repertoire at all major venues, including Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Schubertiada Vilabertran, Rheingau Music Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, Wigmore Hall London, New York's Park Avenue Armory or the Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall. In 2021/2022 she is planning recitals at the Liedwoche Elmau 2021 (Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch together with Christian Gerhaher), at the Wigmore Hall London and in Duisburg (accompanied by Ammiel Bushakevitz) as well as together with Gerold Huber at the Beethovenhaus Bonn. With the Schumann Quartet, she will give concerts in Bilbao and Madrid in February 2022, where a new work for string quartet and mezzo-soprano by Christobal Hallfter will be premiered.

In the spring of 2021, her new CD was released together with the Ensemble Claudiana, under the title Il delirio della passione on Pentatone.

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