Anna Lucia Richter

Anna Lucia Richter comes from a large family of musicians. As a long-standing member of the girls’ choir at Cologne Cathedral, she received singing lessons from her mother Regina Dohmen from the age of nine. She was then trained by Prof. Kurt Widmer in Basel and completed her singing studies with distinction with Prof. Klesie Kelly-Moog at the Cologne University of Music. She received further suggestions from Christoph Prégardien, Edith Wiens and Margreet Honig. In the spring of 2020, the artist initiated a change of subject to mezzo-soprano under the guidance of the singing expert Prof. Tamar Rachum, who still supervises her and is now her main teacher. An important step that opened up new opportunities for the artist worldwide. In March 2021 she made a short guest appearance with Mahler’s Wunderhorn songs under the direction of Ádám Fischer in Düsseldorf and in 2022 she interpreted the alto part of Mahler’s second symphony with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra under Jacob Hrusa in Bamberg, Vienna and Baden-Baden.
The change of subject was also possible in the field of opera: in the summer of 2021 she was a guest at the Salzburg Festival and sang Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni under Teodor Currentzis. In December 2021 she performed at the Cologne Opera under the direction of F.X. Roth make her debut as Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. In 2022/23 Offenbach’s La Perichole is scheduled for the Theater an der Wien and a new production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare (Sesto) in Cologne.
There are also great concert projects in the 2022/2023 season: Schumann’s Paradise and the Peri with the Gewandhaus Orchestra under Ph. Herreweghe in Leipzig, Ravel’s Sheherazade under Alexander Liebreich in Valencia for the first time, Mozart arias with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra under Elias Grandy in Tokyo as well as Bach’s Matthew Passion with the Vienna Philharmonic under Fr. Welser-Moest and later Beethoven’s C major Mass with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra under Emmanuel Tjeknavorian in Vienna.
Anna Lucia Richter has recently worked frequently with Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna, e.g. in concert performances of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, with the London Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Haitink, Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini, the Orchester de Paris and Thomas Hengelbrock and the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer. With these ensembles, she has repeatedly made guest appearances at major festivals such as the Lucerne Festival, the BBC Proms in London, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival or as Artist in Residence at the Rheingau Music Festival 2018 and at the Cologne Philharmonic 2018/19.
The artist has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.
In the area of lied, Anna Lucia Richter is a guest with an extensive repertoire in all major lied centres, including the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the Schubertiada Vilabertran, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Heidelberg Spring, New York’s Park Avenue Armory, Carnegie Hall and the Wigmore Hall London. The main focus of the 2022/23 season is the project ‘Licht!’ (concerts with songs from Oswald von Wolkenstein to Weill plus a master class) funded by the German Music Council and new cultural start-up, which she developed together with the pianist Ammiel Buskevitz and performed in Frankfurt, among other places. Nuremberg, Cologne and Stuttgart will be performed. Further recitals take place in Basel, London and Tokyo (the latter together with Till Fellner). Her new CD with songs by J. Brahms will be released on the PENTATONE label in September 2022.