Katharina Konradi

Katharina Konradi was born in Bischkek, Kyrgyzstan and is the first soprano from this country to have an international career as a lied, concert and opera singer. In 2009 she began her singing training with Julie Kaufmann in Berlin and subsequently completed her master’s degree in lied interpretation with Christiane Iven and Donald Sulzen at the Munich Academy of Music and Theatre. Attending master-classes by Helmut Deutsch and Klesie Kelly-Moog gave Katharina Konradi’s career as a soprano further musical and artistic momentum.
After initial engagements at the Kammeroper in Munich and at the Theater Hof as Anne Frank in the mono-opera The Diary of Anne Frank by Grigori Frid, she became a member of the ensemble of the Hessen State Theatre in Wiesbaden from the 2015/16 season for three years, where she sang many important soprano roles, including Pamina, Gretel, Adele, Susanna, Zerlina and Nannetta. Following her remarkable debut in Hamburg, singing Ännchen in Weber’s Der Freischütz, Katharina Konradi joined the ensemble of the Hamburg State Opera at the beginning of the 2018/19 season. In the same season she made her debut as Zdenka in Arabella by Richard Strauss at the Semperoper in Dresden.

In summer 2019 Katharina Konradi makes her debut at the Bayreuth Festival, singing the role of the young shepherd at the new opening production of Tannhäuser (stage director: Tobias Kratzer) conducted by Valery Gergiev. She also sings one of Klingsor’s flower maidens in Parsifal (conductor: Semyon Bychkov). In June 2020 she can be heard for the first time at an opera house in France, at the Opéra de Lyon, singing Susanna in the new production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (stage director: the French film director Olivier Assayas). She also sings other major soprano roles at her home theatre, the Hamburg State Opera, including Pamina, Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Musetta in La Bohème.