Born in Stuttgart Annika Schlicht studied at the HfM “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin with Prof. Renate Faltin. During her studies she was engaged in the international opera studio of the Staatsoper Berlin. The singer then accepted an invitation to the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2015.
The mezzo-soprano’s broad range of roles includes Adriano/RIENZI, Fenena/NABUCCO, Mrs Quickly/FALSTAFF, Prinz Orlovsky/FLEDERMAUS, Auntie /PETER GRIMES, Hansel and Sesto/LA CLEMENZA DI TITO. She is the Fricka in Stefan Herheim’s new “Ring der Nibelungen” at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and thrilled audiences and critics alike with this role debut at the WALKÜRE 2020. Recent engagements have taken her to the Bregenz Festival, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Bergen, Hamburg, Dresden and the Berlin State Opera, as well as as a concert singer with Giuseppe Verdi’s MESSA DA REQUIEM to Essen and Gustav Mahler’s LIED FROM THE EARTH and Richard Wagner’s WESENDONCK songs to Italy.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Annika Schlicht was engaged as a soloist for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony by the UNESCO World Orchestra for Peace. The concert under Sir Donald Runnicles is available as a DVD.
The recording of the “Croatian Glagolitic Requiem” by Igor Kuljerié with the BR Choir and the Munich Radio Orchestra under the direction of its chief conductor Ivan Repusic and Annika as alto-Solistin won the International Classical Music Award 2021 in the category “Choral”.
With the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the mezzo-soprano has already performed as a soloist in Manuel de Falla’s “Elsombrero de tr’s picos” under Alondra de la Parra at the Konzerthaus Berlin.