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Katharina Konradi

Soprano

  • Whether in opera, concert or recital, Katharina Konradi is a storyteller who imbues her characters with verve, intimacy, temperament and intensity. Her full and warm soprano, praised by Opernglas for its 'wonderfully agile, fascinating palette of nuances', captivates audiences and critics alike with its great radiance and cultivated emotionality.


    In the 2023/24 season, Konradi makes guest appearances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, as Woglinde in Wagner Das Rheingold and as Susanna in Mozart Le nozze di Figaro at the Vienna State Opera. At the Bavarian State Opera, she sings Adele in Strauss Die Fledermaus, and at Zurich Opera House performs the role of Valencienne in Lehár The Merry Widow. At Hamburg Opera, where she performs regularly, she will sing Servilia in Mozart La clemenza di Tito. On the recital stage, Konradi returns to the Wigmore Hall London and to the Schubertiade Hohenems/Schwarzenberg, as well as to the Teatro de la Zarzuela, Palau de la Música Catalana, Festival de Granada, Weimar, and the Schubertiade Vilabertran.

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  • Konradi was born in Bishkek and is the world’s first soprano from Kyrgyzstan to have an international career as a recital, concert and opera singer. She moved to Hamburg with her family in 2003 and went on to study with Julie Kaufmann in Berlin and with Christiane Iven in Munich. Masterclasses with Helmut Deutsch and Klesie Kelly-Moog gave Konradi further musical and artistic momentum in developing her career. In 2016 she won the German Music Competition and was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2018 to 2021.


    Her first professional engagements saw Konradi perform at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and the Hamburg State Opera, where she has been an ensemble member since 2018. Debuts followed soonafter at the Dresden State Opera, Bavarian State Opera in Munich and at the Bayreuth Festival.


    On the concert stage, Konradi has been a frequent guest of renowned orchestras, including the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Arcangelo, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the orchestras of Bavarian Radio, hr and MDR, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, performing under the batons of esteemed conductors such as Thomas Hengelbrock, Manfred Honeck, Paavo Järvi, Kent Nagano, Gustavo Dudamel, Andrea Marcon, Petr Popelka, Philippe Herreweghe and Daniel Harding. Concert appearances have taken her to the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and the Konzerthaus in Vienna, as well as to Antwerp, the Felsenreitschule Salzburg and the Philharmonie de Paris.


    Equally acclaimed on the recital stage, her song programmes have taken her to renowned concert series internationally, including the Wigmore Hall, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Schubertiade Hohenems/Schwarzenberg, the Heidelberger Frühling and the Boulez Saal Berlin, among others.


    Katharina Konradi’s artistic creativity is documented on her numerous acclaimed recordings. Her new Album Solitude (Berlin classics), accompannied by Cosmos-Quartet (Barcelona) with Songs by Schumann, Wolf, Toldra and others, will be released in April 2024. Following the success of Liebende (Avi Music 2021) with songs by Strauss, Mozart and Schubert in which she was accompanied by Daniel Heide, Russian Roots was released by Chandos in 2022. On this recording she is accompanied by the Trio Gaspard in songs by Weinberg, Gubaidulina and Shostakovich, among others. Konradi devoted her album Insomnia (2023) to works by Franz Schubert which she recorded together with Ammiel Bushakevitz for Berlin Classics. She also recorded Mozart Coronation Mass with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin conducted by Howard Arman (BR Klassik 2022). Other recordings include Haydn Creation with the Gaechinger Cantorey under Hans-Christoph Rademann (Accentus) and masses by Mozart with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra and Radio Chorus conducted by Christoph Poppen (Naxos).

    2023/24 season / 609 words. Not to be altered without permission.

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'Katharina Konradi, on the other hand, is outstanding as the chambermaid Adele - her soprano has glamor and radiance, you can do it differently, but not better.'

BR Klassik

'Konradi’s timbre has a delicate fragrance, the voice seems weightless and light as a feather.'

Opernwelt

'Her crystal-clear soprano was supported by a dazzling vocal technique, beautiful phrasing and a cheeky stage presence to match.'

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Natasha Worsley
Senior Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
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Isabelle Morgan
Associate Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
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