Michaela Schuster, Mezzosoprano

The mezzo-soprano Michaela Schuster is one of the most sought-after singers of our time and at home internationally on all major stages.

The 2020/21 season begins for the artist with the revival of Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor at the Berlin State Opera under the baton of Thomas Guggeis. At the Bavarian State Opera she can be seen again as Principessa and Zita in Puccini's Il  Trittico with Bertrand de Billy conducting, as Herodias in Salome under Kirill Petrenko and as Amme in Die Frau ohne Schatten under Sebastian Weigle. She will also take on this role at the Berlin State Opera under Simone Young. At the Opéra de Paris she will appear as Waltraute and 2. Norn in Götterdämmerung (conductor: Philippe Jordan). She will return to the Vienna State Opera as Klytämnestra in Elektra under Franz Welser-Möst. DSO Berlin invited the artist for a semi-scenic production of Hindemith's Sancta Susanna. In Lyon she will sing Mahler's Lied von der Erde with Simone Young conducting.

Michaela Schuster's extensive repertoire includes roles such as Ortrud (Lohengrin), Fricka (Rheingold and Walküre), Waltraute (Götterdämmerung), Knusperhexe and Mutter (Hänsel and Gretel), Herodias (Salome), Clairon (Capriccio), Marie (Wozzeck), Zia Principessa and Zita (Il Trittico) and Amneris (Aida).

She performs regularly at the Berlin State Opera, the Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden London and at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. In 2017/18 Michaela Schuster made her brilliant debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York as Klytämnestra (Elektra). Her Amme (Die Frau ohne Schatten) at the Salzburg Festival and Kundry (Parsifal) both with Christian Thielemann conducting at the Salzburg Easter Festival are among the many highlights of her career.

Michaela Schuster's extensive concert repertoire includes all important works of her repertoire from Beethoven's 9th Symphony to Verdi's Messa da Requiem, Mahler's Symphonies and Songs to Schönberg's Gurrelieder and Berg's Seven Early Songs and the Altenberg Songs.

Liederabende led Michaela Schuster to London's Wigmore Hall and to the Schubertiade Hohenems a.o. Her CD "Morgen" (Oehms Classics) has won numerous awards.

The artist regularly works with well-known conductors and directors such as Kirill Petrenko, Daniel Barenboim, Simone Young, Sebastian Weigle, Franz Welser-Möst, Marc Albrecht, Philippe Jordan, Semyon Bychkov and directors such as David McVicar, Robert Wilson, Richard Jones, Stefan Herheim, Peter Konwitschny, David Alden, Andreas Kriegenburg, Claus Guth and Christof Loy together.

Concert engagements have brought Michaela Schuster to the Wiener, Hamburger and Bamberger Symphoniker, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and to Alte Oper Frankfurt.


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