Born in Flensburg, Germany, Dorothea Röschmann made her critically acclaimed debut at the
1995 Salzburg Festival as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, conducted by Nikolaus
Harnoncourt, and has since returned to sing Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di
Figaro), Ilia (Idomeneo), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Nannetta
(Falstaff), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), and Servilia and Vitellia (La
clemenza di Tito), with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Harding, Sir Charles
Mackerras, and Christoph von Dohnányi.
At the Metropolitan Opera she has sung Susanna, Pamina, and Ilia with James Levine; at the
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, her roles have included Pamina and Fiordiligi (Così
fan tutte) with Sir Colin Davis, and Countess Almaviva with Antonio Pappano. At the
Wiener Staatsoper, Ms. Röschmann has appeared as Susanna; at the Bayerische Staatsoper,
Munich, she has sung Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Susanna, Ännchen (Der
Freischütz), Marzelline (Fidelio), Anne Trulove (The Rake's
Progress), and Rodelinda (Rodelinda). She is also closely associated with the
Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, where her roles have included Ännchen with Zubin Mehta;
Nannetta with Abbado; Pamina, Fiordiligi, Susanna, Zerlina, Donna Elvira, Eva
(Lohengrin), and Elsa (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) with Daniel
Barenboim. She has also appeared at La Monnaie, Brussels, as Norina (Don Pasquale)
and at L'Opéra de la Bastille, Paris, as Pamina.
Her future engagements include returns to the Salzburg Festival as Donna Elvira, and to
the Opéra national de Paris and the Wiener Staatsoper as the Countess Almaviva.
Ms. Röschmann's recent concert appearances have included the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Harnoncourt, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa
Cecilia with Wolfgang Sawallisch, the London Symphony Orchestra with Pappano, Berliner
Philharmoniker with Rattle and Bernard Haitink, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with
Barenboim, Munich Philharmonic with Levine, and The Cleveland Orchestra with Franz
Her appearances this season include the Vienna Philharmonic with Harnoncourt and
Barenboim, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra with Georges Prêtre, the Rotterdam Philharmonic
with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony with Harding.
Her recordings include Countess Almaviva with Harnoncourt, Pamina and Nannetta with
Abbado, Puccini's Suor Angelica with Pappano, Brahms's Requiem with Rattle (winner
of a Grammy and a Gramophone Award), Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with Harding,
Handel's Neun Deutsche Arien with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Handel's
Messiah with Paul McCreesh, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with David Daniels
and Fabio Biondi, and a disc of Schumann songs with Ian Bostridge and Graham Johnson.