The soprano, Martina Welschenbach, was born in Stuttgart, Germany. She studied music at the Stuttgart Conservatory, at the Guildhall School of Music, and at the Royal College of Music in London. Whilst still studying, she gave guest performances in minor roles at Staatstheater Stuttgart and at the National Theater in Zagreb. She has won grants from the Konstantin and Kid Lambert foundation and from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

In 2005 she joined the International Opera Studio at the Zürich Opera House and was engaged as a permanent member of the ensemble within a few weeks. In the 2008/09 season she joined the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she sang Musetta/La bohème, Gretel/Hänsel und Gretel, Oscar/Un ballo in maschera, Ännchen/Der Freischütz and Echo/Ariadne auf Naxos as well as Clorinda/La Cenerentola, Susanna/Le nozze di Figaro, Zerlina/Don Giovanni, Micaëla/Carmen, Pamina/The Magic Flute, Woglinde/Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, Karolka/Jenufa, Solveig/Peer Gynt, Liu/Turandot and Bystrouška (Cunning Vixen)/The Cunning Little Vixen.

Throughout her career, Martina Welschenbach has worked with such renowned 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 and opera directors Claus Michael Gruber, Jens-Daniel Herzog, Martin Kuschej, Carlo Lievi, Christof Loy, Giancarlo del Monaco  and  David Pountney.
In the 2012/13 season she made her debut in German repertoire with very successful reole debuts as Freia in Wagner's Das Rheingold and Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

Guest engagements and concerts led her to Vienna, Paris, Lucerne, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Eutin, Leipzig, and Gera among other places. Highlights are her acclaimed debut at the Opéra National de Paris as Regina in Mathis der Maler under Christoph Eschenbach,       
the role of Thekla/Wallenstein with the ORF with Cornelius Meister at the Vienna Konzerthaus, her role debut as Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte in a concert version under Marcus Bosch, the role debut of Tatyana/Eugene Onegin in several concert performances with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, as well as her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Claude Debussy's La Damoiselle élue under the baton of Sir Donald Runnicles.

Martina Welschenbach has been working as a freelancer since the 2015/16 season and continues to be a guest singer at the Deutsche Oper Berlin: her roles include Mimì/La bohème, Europa/Die Liebe der Danae, Irene in Wagner's Rienzi, Freia/ Das Rheingold, Helmwige/Die Walküre, Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte, Gretel/Hänsel und Gretel as well as Senta/The Flying Dutchman, a role she also played in Nantes-Angers and Rennes. She celebrated important role debuts in the new production at the Wuppertal Theater with the title role of the opera Lulu, and also as Marschallin/ Der Rosenkavalier and Leonore/ Fidelio at the Bonn Theater in the 19/20 season. She was also a guest again at the opera houses in Nantes/Angers and Rennes with Senta/The Flying Dutchman.

The world premiere of Jan Dvořák's and Philipp Stölzl's music theater revue "Phantoms of the Opera" at the Nationaltheater Mannheim followed in early 2020, before returning to the Deutsche Oper Berlin* as Senta/The Flying Dutchman and Irene/Rienzi.

In the past and current season, Martina Welschenbach has celebtrated three important role debuts: Sieglinde/ Walküre under the musical direction of Nicholas Milton and staged by Aron Stiehl at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, followed by the role of Elsa/Lohengrin  at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and  conducted by Asher Fisch in  November 2022, and at the Leipzig Opera in 2023 she will take on the role of Ellen Orford in the premiere cast of Peter Grimes conducted by Christoph Gedschold and directed by Kay Link. She will also make a guest appearance at the New National Theater Tokyo under James Conlon in her acclaimed role as Senta in Wagner's The Flying Dutchman.

In the upcoming season she will make another important role debut as Marietta in Korngolds' Die Tote Stadt.

*Postponement due to Covid


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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


Lohengrin at Teatro Comunale
Martina Welschenbach and Vincent Wolfsteiner are about to premiere "Lohengrin" at the Teatro Communale di Bologna. Wolfsteiner sings the title role and Welschenbach makes her role debut as Elsa. Asher Fish will conduct in a production by Luigi de Angelis.

Performances with our two soloists: 13/16/20 November 2022

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