Austrian mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager (b. 1965) enjoys an international career as one of the most important vocal artists before the public today dividing her time between recitals and opera in Europe, North America and the Far East. She is internationally recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of Richard Strauss and Mozart. In title roles of operas such as Pelleas et Melisande
, Sophie's Choice
she shows the vast variety of her voice. As a celebrated recitalist and concert performer her repertoire reaches from Bach, Berlioz, Brahms, Debussy, Dvorak, Korngold, Mahler, Mendelssohn and Ravel to Rossini, Schubert, Schumann, Weill and Wolf.
For her outstanding contributions to the Vienna State Opera the Austrian government awarded Ms. Kirchschlager the title of Kammersaengerin in June 2007. In November 2009 she became an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in London.
For the 2010-2011 season Angelika Kirchschlager is looking forward to various concert and recital engagements in Europe and the Far East and to a role debut in her home town of Vienna.
She sings gala concerts for the season opening of the Volksoper in Vienna, recitals accompanied by Julius Drake and Malcom Martineau at London's Wigmore Hall where she also performs Wolf's Spanisches Liederbuch aside tenor Ian Bostridge and a concert with the Belcea Quartet. Further engagements include Weill's Seven Deadly Sins at the Theater an der Wien (staged) in Vienna and with the Radio Symphony in Berlin, a tour of Schubert Lieder with the Basel Chamber Orchestra to Geneva, Basel, Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Hong Kong and Vienna as well as recitals accompanied by Helmut Deutsch in Tokyo, at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris and at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. In addition she sings concerts in Leeds, Manchester, Ghent, with the Academy of St. Martin?s in the Fields in Bonn, in Luxembourg, Cagliari, Genoa, St. Poelten, at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, at the famous Frauenkirche in Dresden, with the Bamberg Symphony in Bad Kissingen, at the Verbier Festival as well as a Handel and Schubert program on tour with the Camerata Bern to South America.