Martina Welschenbach received her musical education in her hometown at the University of Music in Stuttgart, the Guildhall School of Music in London, and the Royal College of Music in London. During her studies, she regularly performed at the Stateopera Stuttgart and the National Theatre Zagreb. In 2005, she became a member of the International Opera Studio at the Zurich Opera House and was soon incorporated into the permanent ensemble. Starting from the 2008/09 season, Martina Welschenbach changed to the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Here, she performed roles such as Musetta in "La Bohème," Gretel in "Hansel and Gretel," Oscar in "Un ballo in maschera," Ännchen in "Der Freischütz," Echo in "Ariadne auf Naxos," as well as Clorinda in "La Cenerentola," Susanna in "Le nozze di Figaro," Zerlina in "Don Giovanni," Micaëla in "Carmen," Pamina in "Die Zauberflöte," Woglinde in "Das Rheingold" and "Götterdämmerung," Karolka in "Jenufa," Solveig in "Peer Gynt," Liu in "Turandot," and Füchslein Schlaukopf in "Schlaues Füchslein."

Throughout her career, Martina Welschenbach collaborated with conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Fedosejev, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Cornelius Meister, Ingo Metzmacher, Carlo Rizzi, Sir Donald Runnicles, Nello Santi, Peter Schneider, Franz Welser-Möst, Jonathan Nott, Sir Simon Rattle, as well as distinguished stage directors including Claus Michael Gruber, Jens-Daniel Herzog, Martin Kuschej, Carlo Lievi, Christof Loy, Giancarlo del Monaco, and David Pountney.

In the 2012/13 season she opened her way into the German fach with her highly successful debuts as Freia in Wagner's "Das Rheingold" and Eva in "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg".

Guest performances took her to such places as Vienna, Paris, Lucerne, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Eutin and Leipzig. Highlights included her celebrated debut at the Opéra National de Paris as Regina in "Mathis der Maler" under Christoph Eschenbach, the role of Thekla in "Wallenstein" with Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under Cornelius Meister at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Fiordiligi in a concert performance of "Così fan tutte" under Marcus Bosch, Tatjana in multiple concert performances of "Eugene Onegin" with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, and her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker performing Claude Debussy's "La Damoiselle élue" under the musical direction of Sir Donald Runnicles.

Since the 2015/16 season, Martina Welschenbach has been working as a freelance artist. She continues to be a very welcome guest at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, performing roles such as Irene in Wagner's "Rienzi" and Senta in "Der fliegende Holländer".  Significant recent role debuts and guest performances included the title role of "Lulu" at the Wuppertaler Bühnen, Marschallin in "Der Rosenkavalier," and Leonore in "Fidelio" at the Theater Bonn. She once again performed Senta in "Der fliegende Holländer" at the opera houses in Nantes, Angers, and Rennes, and participated in the premiere of Jan Dvořák and Philipp Stölzl's musical theater revue "Phantome der Oper" (a staged gala of arias from the genre) at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. Following that, she debuted as Sieglinde in "Die Walküre" under the baton of Nicholas Milton and the direction of Aron Stiehl at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt. In the fall of 2022, she sang her first Elsa in "Lohengrin" at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna under the direction of Asher Fisch. In 2023, at the Oper Leipzig, she appears as Ellen Orford in the premiere cast of "Peter Grimes" conducted by Christoph Gedschold and directed by Kay Link. At the Staatstheater Braunschweig, she performs the role of Sieglinde in a concert performance of "Die Walküre" conducted by Srba Dinić.  Active in the concertflield, she portrays Peri in Schumann's "Das Paradies und die Peri" with the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie Chemnitz and the MDR Radio Choir under Guillermo García Calvo.

Prior to her performance in the revival of Peter Grimes in Leipzig in the 23/24 season, Martina Welschenbach will appear at the International Festival "Anima Mundi" in Pisa with R. Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder and the pianist James Baillieu. Her return to the Leipzig Opera in 24/25 with Senta in The Flying Dutchman has already been confirmed, and in concert she can be heard in Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony under the direction of Stefan Blunier and the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música.


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Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
Britten Ceremony of Carols
Fauré Requiem
Grieg Peer Gynt / Solveig
Mahler Symphony no. 4
Mendelssohn Elijah
Mozart Coronation Mass
  Exultate Jubilate
  Vesperae solennes de Confessore
Orff Carmina Burana
Suter Le Laudi op.25

Repertoire Opera

Berg Lulu Lulu
Berlioz Les Troyens Hécube
Bizet Carmen Micaëla
Britten Peter Grimes Niece
Hindemith Mathis der Maler Regina
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Gretel
  Königskinder Innkeeper's daughter
Janáček  Jenůfa Karolka
  The Cunning Little Vixen Vixen
Mozart Così fan tutte Fiordiligi
  The Magic Flute 1st Lady
  Don Giovanni Donna Anna
  La finta giardiniera Ramiro
  Le nozze di Figaro Contessa
Puccini La bohème Mimi
  Turandot Liù
Rossini La Cenerentola Clorinda
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos Echo
  Die Liebe der Danae Europa
  Elektra 5th Maid
  Intermezzo Anna
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin (Concert) Tatyana
Verdi Don Carlo Tebaldo
  Nabucco Anna
  Rigoletto La contessa di Ceprano
  Un ballo in maschera Oscar
Wagner Das Rheingold Freia
  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Eva
  Die Walküre Ortlinde
  Götterdämmerung Woglinde
  Parsifal 1st Esquire
  Rienzi Irene
  Tannhäuser Shepherd
Weber Der Freischütz Ännchen
Weinberger Wallenstein Thekla
Zandonai Francesca da Rimini Samaritana


Strauss' 4 Last Songs at the "Anima Mundi" Festival in Pisa
Martina Welschenbach will sing Richard Strauss' 4 Last Songs with pianist James Baillieu for the first time on September 19, 2023 at the Camposanto Monumentale as part of the "Anima Mundi" Festival in Pisa. Baritone Benjamin Appl will be her partner on this extraordinary evening, which will also feature works by Robert - and Clara Schumann and Gustav Mahler.


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