Edna Prochnik

"[…] The vocal highlight was  Edna Prochnik’s Amneris. Clear, majestic and simply brilliant - a dream of a voice. This is a great start in the new season.”

Hailed by Opera magazine for her performances of Amneris the Israeli mezzo-soprano Edna Prochnik joined the Nationaltheater Mannheim in the 2009/10 season for the title role in Carmen, Erda (Das Rheingold), Erste Norn (Götterdammerung), and Herodias (Salome) in addition to returning to Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) Muse/Nicklausse (Les contes d`Hoffmann, La cieca (La Gioconda), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) oder Larina (Eugen Onegin). She gave her debut as Fricka (Das Rheingold) and in March 2012 her debut  as Fricka (Die Walküre) followed. Under the baton of M° Dan Ettinger, she was also heard in Tokyo with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra with Alpha & Omega. In 2013 she returned to Tokyo singing the Petite Messe Solenelle with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra under Dan Ettinger and made her sucessful debut as Princess Eboli (Don Carlo) at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. In April 2015 she made a highly acclaimed debut as Kundry in Mannheim. Roles in the season 2015-16 in Mannheim include amongst others Erda (Rheingold, Die Walküre), Beroe (The Bassarids), Mrs. Quickly (Falstaff) and Klytämnestra (Elektra). On the concert stage, the mezzo-soprano regularly joins the Symphony Orchestra Rishoi le Zion for Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Symphony No. 2, Bach’s Mass in B minor and de Falla’s El Amor Brujo. She has also sung Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Verdi’s Requiem at the Prague Summer Festival, Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the Herzeliyah Symphony, concert performances of Cavalleria Rusticana with the Nijemegen Symfonieorkest in the Netherlands, works by composer Oded Zahavi with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and gala concerts with both the Philharmonic Orchestra of Suedwestfalen in Antwerp and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Edna Prochnik worked with great conductors like Philippe Entremont, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Marek Janovski, Frederic Chaslin, Gari Bertini, Yuri Falk, Noam Sheriff, Martin Haselboeck, Heinz Hennig, Peter Bergamin, Jiri Kout, Mendi Rodan and Avi Ostrovski.

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