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Dorothea Röschmann (born 17 June 1967 in Flensburg) is a German operatic soprano.


Education and early lifeEdit

Röschmann studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, under Barbara Schlick at the Akademie für Alte Musik in Bremen, and subsequently in Los Angeles, New York, Tel Aviv, and under Vera Rózsa in London. She has been working as a Lieder and concert singer, both in Germany and abroad, since 1986. She gained international recognition in 1995 with her debut at the Salzburg Festival, where she sang the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and staged by Luc Bondy.

Recent careerEdit

She was a member of the ensemble at the Berlin State Opera for many years, where she had great successes singing Micaela in Carmen, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Zerlina and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Ännchen in Der Freischütz and many others.

She has appeared as Contessa d'Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro at La Scala, Milan in March 2012, a role she previously also sang for the first time in 2004 at the Ravenna Festival and then in 2006 at the Royal Opera House (director: David McVicar; conductor: Antonio Pappano) and Salzburg (again with Harnoncourt conducting, and staged by Claus Guth).

As a concert singer she took part in the project of Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir to record the complete vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

On September 10, 2011, she took part in the performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2, in a New York Philharmonic concert at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. The free concert, presented to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York City, was conducted by Alan Gilbert and telecast on PBS on that anniversary.

She debuted the role of Desdemona in Verdi's Otello in March 2016 at Salzburg Easter Festival under Christian Thielemann.[1][2]

Awards and honoursEdit


  1. ^ "Finsternis der Herzen" [Darkness of Hearts]. Wiener Zeitung (in German). 21 March 2016.
  2. ^ Arnold, Christine (21 March 2016). "Salzburger Osterfestspiele starten mit minimalistischem Otello" [Salzburg Easter Festival starts with minimalist Otello]. Bachtrack (in German).
  3. ^ Echo Klassik Deutscher Musikpreis Archived October 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Dorothea Röschmann wird «Berliner Kammersängerin»". (in German). 17 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Grammy Awards 2017: The Full List Of Winners". NPR. 2017-02-12. Retrieved 2017-02-12.

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