Dorothea Herbert

"Consistent in this context is the much praised young Senta. Dorothea Herbert plays up as the ‘foolish’ child, who can only articulate her opposition with a pink bed, stylish ripped jeans, a retro shirt and dreadlocks. On top of this she has a lot of very beautiful notes.”

Dorothea Herbert started her studies at the age of 16 with the Young Student Program at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich. After graduating from Trinity College of Music in London, she completed her studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and at the Opera Studio of the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff. She took part in several master classes and courses with Montserrat Caballé, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Christa Ludwig and Anna Tomawa-Sintow and was finalist at the Wagner-Competition London in 2014. In 2016, she was scholarship holder of Richard Wagner Association in Venice and gave concerts in Venice and Bayreuth. Her repertoire includes the roles of Fiordiligi, Donna Anna, Contessa, Rosalinde, Micaela, Elisabetta (Don Carlo), Agathe, Chrysothemis and the title part of Arabella. Tom Floyd created the role of Scarlett in his new opera 'Shadow of the Wave' especially for her. The world premiere took place in Cardiff in 2011 and one year after was revived at the Tête à Tête Festival in London.

In September 2015, the young soprano performed in the Montserrat Caballé Gala Concert in Zaragoza and in a charity concert for Children of the Andes at the Britten Theatre in London. Furthermore, Dorothea Herbert performed Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Opera North and made her debuts as Fidelio-Leonore at the Garsington Opera in Great Britain and as Elfe in Mendelssohn’s 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' under the baton of Ivor Bolton at the Salzburger Festspiele. In season 2016/17, Dorothea Herbert made her debut as Senta at the Bühnen Halle and was engaged as guest at the Stadttheater Bremerhaven for the same role shortly after. There, she debuted as Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) and as Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus). An engagement as Amelia at Nationaltheater Mannheim followed. For the current season 2017/18 Dorothea Herbert is preparing new roles, like the title role of Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane.

Dorothea Herbert also has a broad concert repertoire, which includes Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Händel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Schumann’s Myrthen Duets op. 78 and Rückert’s Minnespiel as well as Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 and Strauss’ Four Last Songs.

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