SOPHIE KARTHÄUSER, soprano
With the financial support of the British Council and the Belgian Foundation for Talent, soprano Sophie Karthäuser completed her studies with Noelle Barker at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Sophie has been invited by prestigious ensembles and orchestras such as The Academy of Ancient Music, Les Arts Florissants, La Petite Bande, Les Folies Françoises, Akademie für Alte Musik, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Gewandhaus Leipzig… she sang with conductors such as Louis Langrée, Kent Nagano, William Christie, René Jacobs, Marc Minkowski, Kazushi Ono, Christian Zacharias, Thomas Hengelbrock, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Jérémie Rhorer and Riccardo Chailly.
Sophie Karthäuser belongs to the international elite of recitalists. She appeared in recitals at the opera houses in Brussels, Antwerp, Lille, Nantes, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Frankfurt and at the Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, Cologne`s Philharmonie and Carnegie Hall New York together whith pianists such as Graham Johnson, Eugene Asti, David Lively and Cédric Tiberghien. In 2012 she gave a very successful recital at Berlin Philharmonie.
Sophie is one of the most famous Mozart-singers: she sang her first Pamina with René Jacobs at La Monnaie and her first Susanna with William Christie at the Opéra de Lyon. She has appeared in several Mozart roles, such as Tamiri at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Serpetta at Berlin`s Konzerthaus, Despina and Zerlina at La Monnaie and Ilia at the Aix-en-Provence Festival as well as in Paris with Jéremie Rhorer. Further opera projects include the title-role of La Calisto at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées with Christophe Rousset, a large Rameau project in Aix en Provence with William Christie and American choreographer Trisha Brown, Marzellina in Fidelio with Kurt Masur, Agathe in Der Freischütz with Gardiner, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro in Glyndebourne with Robin Ticciati, Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera at Theater an der Wien with René Jacobs, etc.. In the season 2012/2013 she is going to perform with Emmanuelle Haim at Théâtre de Champs-Élysées (Charpentier Médée), at Theater an der Wien with René Jacobs (Händel Radamisto), with Collegium Vocale Gent under Philippe Herreweghe and at Festspiele in Schwetzingen and Handel-festival in Halle. In 2014 she will have her debut with Wiener Philharmoniker under Ingo Metzmacher (Schubert Lazarus).
Sophie’s recordings include a solo album of Gretry arias (awarded with Diapason découverte), Haydn Il ritorno di Tobia with Andreas Spering (Jahrespreis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik), Mozart’s complete songs (Cypres), Mozart arias with Kazushi Ono and La Monnaie (Cypres), Haendel’s Faramondo (Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros).
Haendel’s Susanna (title role) with Les Arts Florissants will be released by Virgin Classics as well as a CD of French melodies inspired by Verlaine on Cypres.
Season 2012/2013 (representation: concert exklusive for Germany, Austria and German speaking Switerland)