Tanja Ariane Baumgartner
The internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano Tanja Ariane Baumgartner has been a cherished member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt for many years. During the 2017/18 season she sings Azucena in a new production of Il trovatore, Erda in Das Rheingold, the Princess of Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur and Clairon in a new production of Capriccio, a role with which she made her debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and sang at the Theater an der Wien, and can be heard here in recital on June 12th 2018. Highlights in this extremely versatile artists' recent seasons in Frankfurt, many in new productions, have included Cassandre (Les Troyens), Amastre (Xerxes), Baba The Turk (The Rake’s Progress), Carmen, Eboli (Don Carlo), Lisa (Weinberg's Die Passagierin/The (female) Passenger), Kirke (world premiere of Rolf Riehm's Sirenen), Amme (Die Frau ohne Schatten) and the title role in Othmar Schoeck's Penthesilea. She sang Fricka in Rheingold and Die Walküre at the 2017 Bayreuth Festival, a role she returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago to sing this November. Future plans include Kundry (role debut) in Parsifal at Opera Vlaanderen in 2018. Other recent engagements have included Kostelnicka (role debut) in Jenůfa in Santiago de Chile, Ortrud (role debut) in Lohengrin at the Hamburg State Opera, where she took part in the world premiere of Beat Furrer's La bianca notte, the Mother (Il prigioniero), Judith (Bluebeard's Castle) at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) at the Vienna State Opera and Deutsche Oper Berlin and appearances at Theater Basel, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Salzburg Festival and the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall London.
Find out more about Tanja Ariane Baumgartner on her website.