Andrea Baker

“Andrea Baker had a real triumph as Brangäne. Her exquisite diction and luscious full tones melt to a colorful and complex interpretation of Isoldes maid – It was pure pleasure.”

The mezzo-soprano has a wide repertoire: Amneris, Ortrud, Küsterin, Klytämnestra, Herodias, Magdalene, Amme, Erda, Venus, Waltraute, Fricka and Brangäne, but also Stolzius ‘mother, Begbick and Auntie ('Peter Grimes‘). In addition, she is currently preparing Kundry, Venus (Paris version), Kostelnicka and Dalila. As a regular guest of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden she could be heard there as Amma and Kader ('Schönerland') and will return as Ulrica 2018/19. In 2019/20 she will take her to Toronto as part of the opera 'Treemonisha'. At the same time she is very successful on the international stages with her recital 'Sing Sistah Sing!', With which she impressively opens up the repertoire of the “African American female voice”.
She was a guest at the Opera Australia, Finish National Opera, Opera Lyon, Houston Grand Opera, Teatro G. Verdi in Trieste, the Leipzig Opera, the Bavarian State Opera Munich, the State Theater Nuremberg and State Theater Dortmund, the Theater Kassel, the German National Theater Weimar , the National Theater Mannheim. In addition, the artist has appeared at numerous festivals such as the Wiesbaden International May Festival, the BBC Proms, the Beijing Music Festival, the Salzburg Easter Festival and the International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence Festival with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic. She sang Ismene in the world premiere of Dominique LeGendre's opera The Burial at Thebes, based on a libretto by Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney and directed by Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott, at the Globe Theater London, and Waltraute (cover) in the ring at the Metropolitan Opera New York .

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