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 roles such as Fiordiligi, Donna Anna, Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro), 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 with its revival at Tête à Tête Festival in London in 2012. Dorothea Herbert sang her first Fidelio-Leonore at the Garsington Opera in 2015 and debuted as Elfe in Mendelssohn’s 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' under the baton of Ivor Bolton at the Salzburger Festspiele. At the beginning of 2016/17, she made debut as Senta at the Bühnen Halle and was engaged for the same role  at Theater Regensburg and Stadttheater Bremerhaven shortly after. In Bremerhaven, she also debuted as Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) and as Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus). An invitation to sing Amelia at Nationaltheater Mannheim followed immediately. In the current season 2017/18, Dorothea Herbert is second cast for the title role of ‘Das Wunder der Heliane’ in the new production at Deutsche Oper Berlin. She is singing again Senta in Regensburg, as well. At the Nationaltheater Mannheim she will give her debut as Donna Anna in the new production of Don Giovanni in July 2018.

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. In 2015, the young soprano was soloist in the Montserrat Caballé Gala Concert in Zaragoza and in a charity concert for Children of the Andes at the Britten Theatre in London.

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