Anna Prohaska, soprano
Austrian-English soprano Anna Prohaska made her debut aged 18 at Berlin’s Komische Oper as Flora in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and soon after with the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, entering the ensemble at age 23. She has since gone on to have an extraordinary international career with some of the world’s greatest opera houses and orchestras, though the Staatsoper remains her artistic home.
Operatic highlights include Vitellia Clemenza di Tito for the Salzburg Festival, Pelléas et Mélisande for the Hamburgische Staatsoper, Theater an der Wien for Saul and Orlando, Zerlina Don Giovanni for La Scala, Constance Les Dialogues des Carmélites and Nannetta Falstaff for the Royal Opera House, Blonde Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Paris Opera, Morgana Alcina at the Festival d‘Aix-en-Provence, Orphée et Eurydice for Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier in Baden-Baden, Iphis Jephtha in Amsterdam, Anne Trulove for the Theater an der Wien, as well as Marzelline Fidelio and Purcell’s Fairy Queen, Hippolyte et Aricie cond. Simon Rattle, Orfeo ed Euridice and Susanna Figaro for the Deutsche Staatsoper, Annchen Der Freischütz, Blonde and Adele Die Fledermaus for the Bayerische Staatsoper and Phani in the 2016 Munich Opera Festival’s production of Les Indes Galantes.
Anna has performed regularly with some of the greatest conductors and ensembles in the world, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the LSO and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and sung with, among others, Rattle, Harding, Abbado, Jansons, Nézet-Séguin and Dudamel.
Highlights of the 22/23 season include Pamina Die Zauberflöte at the Royal Opera House, Illia Idomeneo at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin and a return to the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Concert projects include tours with the Ensemble Resonanz, the Giardino Armonico and the Kammerorchester Basel. In addition to a multitude of recitals and concerts, Anna performs Kurtag’s Kafka Fragments with Isabelle Faust at the Musikverein in Vienna, and tours her “Endor” program with Nicolas Altstaedt and Francesco Corti as part of the Babylon Trio. This year also saw the release of his last two albums: “Celebration of Life in Death” with La Folia Barockorchester for Alpha and “György Kurtág: Kafka-Fragmente” for Harmonia Mundi.
Further ahead, Anna performs at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Bregenz Festival, Opéra Comique, Hamburgische Staatsoper and Teatro Real Madrid.
Josef Fischnaller Warner Classics