Biography

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 opera house in Zürich. Within a few weeks, she was engaged as a member of the ensemble at the opera house. By the season of 2008/09, Welschenbach changed to the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she has performed in roles such as Musetta/La Bohème, Gretel/Hansel and 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/Die Zauberflöte, Woglinde/Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, Karolka/Jenufa, Solveig/Peer Gynt, Liu/Turandot, and Vixen/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, Donald Runnicles, Nello Santi, Peter Schneider, Franz Welser-Möst, Jonathan Nott, Sir Simon Rattle and stage directors Claus Michael Gruber, Jens-Daniel Herzog, Martin Kuschej, Carlo Lievi, Christof Loy, Giancarlo del Monaco, and David Pountney. 

In the season 2012/13, she made her debut as Freia in Wagner's Das Rheingold and Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, successfully breaking ground in German repertoire.

Guest engagements and concerts led her to Vienna, Paris, Lucerne, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Eutin, Leipzig, and Gera. Highlights include 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 under Cornelius Meister at the Vienna Konzerthaus, her role debut as Fiordilig/Così fan tutte in a concert version under Marcus Bosch, the role debut of Tatjana/Eugene Onegin in several concertante performances with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie, as well as her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with Claude Debussy's La Damoiselle élue under the baton of Donald Runnicles.

From season 2015/16 on, Martina Welschenbach works freelance, but remains an acclaimed guest singer at Deutsche Oper Berlin, her roles including Mimì/La Bohème, Europa/Die Liebe der Danae, Irene in Wagner's Rienzi, Senta/Der fliegende Holländer, Freia/Das Rheingold, Helmwige/Die Walküre as well as Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte and Gretel/Hansel and Gretel. Important role debuts given were the title role in the new production of Lulu at Wuppertaler Bühnen and the Marschallin/Der Rosenkavalier in Bonn.

In the season 2019/20 Martina Welschenbach will sing as Marschallin/Der Rosenkavalier and Leonore/Fidelio at the Theater Bonn.

Management

General Management

Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Natascha van Randenborgh
Associate Director
natascha@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-173-7 76 88 20

Repertoire

Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
  Kaffeekantate
Britten Ceremony of Carols
Fauré Requiem
Grieg Peer Gynt / Solveig
Mahler Symphony no. 4
Mendelssohn Elijah
Mozart Coronation Mass
  Exultate Jubilate
  Requiem
  Vespere solennes de Confessore
Orff Carmina Burana
Suter Le Laudi oli.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
Janacek Jenufa Karolka
  The Cunning Little Vixen Vixen
Mozart Così fan tutte Fiordiligi
  Die Zauberflöte 1st Lady
    Pamina
    Papagena
  Don Giovanni Donna Anna
    Zerlina
  La finta giardiniera Ramiro
  Le nozze di Figaro Contessa
    Susanna
Puccini La Bohème Mimi
    Musetta
  Turandot Liù
Rossini La Cenerentola Clorinda
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos Echo
  Die Liebe der Danae Europa
  Elektra 5th Maid
  Intermezzo Anna
Tchaikovski Eugene Onegin (Concert) Tatjana
Verdi Don Carlo Tebaldo
  Nabucco Anna
  Rigoletto La contessa di Ceprano
  Un ballo in maschera Oscar
Wagner Das Rheingold Freia
    Woglinde
  Die Meistersinger v. Nürnberg Eva
  Die Walküre Ortlinde
  Götterdämmerung Woglinde
  Parsifal 1st Esquire
    Flowermaiden
  Rienzi Irene
  Tannhäuser Shepherd
Weber Der Freischütz Ännchen
Weinberger Wallenstein Thekla
Zandonai Francesca da Rimini Samaritana

News

As Senta through Brittany
Wagner roles, one after the other. Following her role debut as Senta and the Irene in Rienzi at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Martina Welschenbach will embody Senta in Der fliegende Holländer in Rennes, Angers and Nantes, each under the baton of Rudolf Piehlmayer.

Performance dates:
Rennes: May 03/05/07/09
Angers: May 21/23/25
Nantes: June 05/07/09/11/13

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