Tanja Ariane Baumgartner


The internationally renowned German mezzo-soprano is featured this season at the major houses of Frankfurt (Trovatore) and Antwerp/Ghent (Parsifal). She made a series of prestigious debuts over the past three seasons: at Covent Garden and Theater an der Wien (Capriccio), the Bayreuth Festival (Ring), the Edinburgh International Festival (Bluebeard’s Castle), the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Wiener Staatsoper (Tristan und Isolde), the Hamburg State Opera (Beat Furrer’s La Bianca notte, stage premiere; Lohengrin) and Santiago de Chile (Jenůfa). Baumgartner has been a prominent member of the Frankfurt Opera since 2013/14, performing standard repertoire and also unfamiliar fare including Les Troyens, Rusalka, The Passenger, Enescu’s Oedipe, Puccini’s Edgar, Rolf Riehm’s Sirens (world premiere), and Aribert Reimann’s Medea (German premiere, CD). In Frankfurt she repeated a previous success achieved at Theater Basel, the title role/ Othmar Schoeck’s Penthesilea. Baumgartner triumphed at the Salzburg Festival as Geschwitz/ Lulu (debut, 2010) and Charlotte/Die Soldaten (2012). She recently added several starring roles to her repertoire – Santuzza (Düsseldorf/ Duisburg) and both Amneris and Carmen (Basel, reprised in Frankfurt). The mezzo’s busy concert career includes recent performances of Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été, Verdi’s Requiem (both at Frankfurt’s Alte Oper), Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (Stuttgart Philharmonic, CD), Mahler’s Das klagende Lied (Wiener Konzerthaus) and BBC Proms London (Mahler's Rückert Lieder).

Previously at Lyric: Fricka/Das Rheingold (2017|18), Die Walküre (2016/17)

Last updated: November 1, 2017