Praised by critics and loved by audiences for her beauty of tone and impeccable artistry, soprano Mojca Erdmann has quickly become one of the most acclaimed sopranos of today. Of her return to the Metropolitan Opera in 2012, the New York Times wrote “Mojca Erdmann brought a sweet, beguiling voice and a demure sincerity to Susanna”. Known for her versatility in repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music, the BBC Music Magazine praised her as an “interpreter of major gifts”.
Mojca Erdmann kicks off the 2016/17 season with a concert together with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Ankara with orchestra songs by Strauss and Mozart arias. On the concert stage the sought-after singer can be heard in a very broad and versatile repertoire this season: she performs Beat Furrer’s “Spazio immergente” at the Mozartwoche Salzburg, works by Daj Fujikura and Harrison Birtwistle at the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin, with the world premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s “Requiem-Strophen” with the Symphonieorchester of the Bayerische Rundfunk under the baton of Mariss Jansons in Munich’s Herkulessaal and Lucerne´s KKL, as well as songs by Franz Schubert with the Württembergisches Kammerorchester and Mendelssohns Lobgesang with the Tonhalle Orchestra at the Tonhalle Zurich. In Berlins renowned Konzerthaus the soprano will join the Delian Quartett performing Schubert and Schönberg before closing the season with Luigi Nono’s “Il Canto sospeso” with the SWR Sinfonieorchester at the Konzerthaus Freiburg. On the operatic stage, Mojca Erdmann will make her debut at the Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona singing Susanna (“Le Nozze di Figaro”) and return to the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich as Landlady in Miroslav Srnka’s new opera “South Pole” alongside Thomas Hampson and Rolando Villazón.
Mojca Erdmann is a regular guest of the world’s most renowned opera houses and Festivals: she sang at the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Staatsoper Berlin, the Salzburg Festival, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, the Opera Amsterdam, the Theater an der Wien and the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Teatro Real Madrid, the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and opened the Milan’s Teatro alla Scala 2014/2015 season. Mojca Erdmann regularly appears in concert and recital in the world’s most renowned concert halls. An unusually versatile performer, Mojca Erdmann is much sought after for her interpretation of contemporary music: She made her debut with the Berlin Staatsoper in the world premiere of Takemitsu – “My Way of Life”, conducted by Kent Nagano. In 2009 she performed the title role in Wolfgang Rihm’s monodrama “Proserpina” and the following year Rihm entrusted her with the lead soprano role in his new opera “Dionysos”. She also premiered Rodion Schchedrin’s “Cleopatra and the Snake” at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival.
Mojca Erdmann can be heard on many recordings, in 2009, the soprano signed an exclusive agreement with Deutsche Grammophon, with the first solo recording, “Mozart´s Garden”, featuring arias by Mozart and his contemporaries, was released in 2011. She can be heard on Deutsche Grammophon’s recently released complete recordings of “Don Giovanni” and “Così fan tutte”. Born in Hamburg, Mojca Erdmann studied singing with Hans Sotin at the Cologne College of Music, where she also studied violin.
As of June 2017