Dorottya Láng was born in Budapest and studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. In 2011 she won 3rd prize at the Wigmore Hall/ Kohn Foundation International Singing Competition in London, and in 2013 she won the sponsorship prize at the Emmerich Smola Competition in Landau. From 2012 to 2014 the mezzo-soprano was an ensemble member of the Vienna Volksoper, in 2014/2015 she moved to the Nationaltheater Mannheim, and from 2015 to 2018 the Hamburg State Opera was her artistic home. Her repertoire includes roles such as Cherubino (Mozart, “Le nozze di Figaro”), Dorabella (“Così fan tutte”), Octavian (Strauss, “Der Rosenkavalier”), Angelina (Rossini, “La Cenerentola”), Marguerite (Berlioz, “La damnation de Faust”), Orlofsky (Strauss, “Die Fledermaus”), Hansel (Humperdinck, “Hansel and Gretel”), Varvara (Janáček, “Káťa Kabanová”), Hermia (Britten, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”). She will make her debut at the Hungarian State Opera in 2022/2023 as Rosina (Rossini, “Barbiere di Siviglia”), Idamante (Mozart, “Idomeneo”) and as the Composer (Strauss, “Ariadne auf Naxos”).
Dorottya Láng has made guest appearances at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Latvian National Opera, Malmö Opera and the RuhrTriennale, among others. Concerts have taken her, for example, to the Vienna Musikverein, the Vienna Konzerthaus, London’s Wigmore Hall and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
She is also regularly active in the Lied scene and has worked closely with pianists such as Helmut Deutsch and Julius Drake. With the role of Judith in Béla Bartók’s “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle”, she made her scenic debut at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and Theater Hagen in the 2021/2022 season. She also made her debut as Cenerentola at the Latvian National Opera. She performed as Adriano (Wagner, “Rienzi”) in June 2022 as part of the renowned Budapest Wagner Days with Marc Albrecht on the podium. In the 2022/3023 season she returns to the Vienna Musikverein with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. She will appear for the first time in autumn 2022 with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB) as Judith.