“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 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.

Major international concert projects are scheduled in 2020/2021: among others, she will sing Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4, which is particularly dear to her heart, with the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam under Lorenzo Viotti, and with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Gustavo Gimeno in Tel Aviv and Haifa. She will also perform this work with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev. With the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra she will embark on a tour to London (Wigmore Hall), Bath, Stuttgart (Liederhalle) and Berlin (Philharmonie), performing arias from Handel's opera Semele and Telemann's cantata Ino. In the course of Salzburg's Mozart Week, the artist will be involved in a musical dance project (Mozart masses).

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, or the Wigmore Hall London. She made her US debut with three recitals in New York's Park Avenue Armory, accompanied by Gerold Huber, followed by another US recital in the Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall where, together with Michael Gees, she performed her highly acclaimed, extraordinary Liederkreis programme with Eichendorff settings and improvisations. The works of Johann Sebastian Bach are part of the artist's core repertoire: a CD with songs from Schemelli's Hymnal and Little Music Book for Anna Magdalena Bach with Georg Nigl and others was by alpha.

In the 2018/2019 season, Anna Lucia Richter commenced a three-year residency as "Junge Wilde" at the Konzerthaus Dortmund, kicked off by a Schubert recital together with Gerold Huber in early 2019. The programme Heimweh was released on CD shortly afterwards, marking Anna Lucia Richter's debut for the Pentatone label. In spring 2020, she performed a Monteverdi concert with the title Il delirio della passione together with Ensemble Claudiana. With the Schumann-Quartett, she will appear in a concert with Reimann arrangements of lieder by Schumann and Mendelssohn Bartholdy in spring 2021.

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