“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 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, whom she still consults. Anna Lucia Richter has already won numerous international awards, including the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.

Two important opera productions await Anna Lucia Richter in the coming season. In autumn 2019 she makes her debut at Hamburg State Opera as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni conducted by Adam Fischer (stage director: Jan Bosse). A new role for her is Marzelline (Fidelio) conducted by Manfred Honeck and directed by Christoph Waltz in the Theater an der Wien, where she was already highly acclaimed as Elisabeth Zimmer in Henze’s Elegie für Junge Liebende. A major project for Anna Lucia Richter is Monteverdi’s Orfeo in which she sings Eurydice / La Musica in the acclaimed production by Sasha Waltz premiered at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and which was also shown at the Amsterdam Opera.

Magnificent concert projects are scheduled in this season in international concert halls, including a work she is particularly well acquainted with, Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, performed by the Danish Symphony Orchestra in Copenhagen conducted by Lorenzo Viotti and also with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg conducted by Marko Letonja. After making her debut last year with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, she returns to sing Mozart’s Mass in C minor conducted by Herbert Blomstedt. She can be heard singing the same work with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, also conducted by Herbert Blomstedt. Anna Lucia Richter gives a guest performance with the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam conducted by François-Xavier Roth singing Baroque arias. In London she sings in Haydn’s Creation with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen. Works by Johann Sebastian Bach belong to the artist’s core repertoire: a CD of songs from Schemelli’s Song Book and the Notenbüchlein for Anna Magdalena Bach with Georg Nigl was issued on the alpha label.

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