“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.

Recently Anna Lucia Richter has worked together 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 as well as the Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Iván Fischer. She performs repeatedly with these ensembles at major festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, at the BBC Proms in London, at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival or as artist in Residence at the Rheingau Music Festival in 2018.

Anna Lucia Richter has an extensive lied repertoire which she performs in all major recital venues, such as the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the Schubertiada Vilabertran, the Rheingau Music Festival, at the 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, and gave another US recital in the Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall with her highly acclaimed and exceptional Liederkreis programme consisting of Eichendorff settings and improvisations, accompanied by Michael Gees. The start of last year’s season marked the beginning of a three-year residency as Junge Wilde (Young and Impetuous) in the Konzerthaus Dortmund: the opening performance was in January 2019 with a Schubert recital accompanied by Gerold Huber. The programme Heimweh was issued shortly afterwards on CD, Anna Lucia Richter’s debut CD with the Pentatone label.

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